Naseeruddin Shah recalled what it was like to work with Sean Connery on the sets of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003.
Actor Naseeruddin Shah has recalled working with late actor Sir Sean Connery. Naseer worked with Sean on Stephen Norrington's 2003 movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. While Naseer played Captain Nemo, Sean played Allan Quatermain.
Naseer has said in an interview that Sean had no airs of a superstar. Sean was known across the world for playing the first James Bond. He died on Saturday at the age of 90.
Naseer talked about Sean's humble nature on the film's sets. "All us co-actors were certainly in awe of Sean but he never displayed any sign of entitled behaviour. He didn't need to, he was perfectly happy sitting around in his undershirt sans his wig, with us all and scratching himself and breaking wind," he said in an interview to Bollywood Hungama.
"He often asked us things about ourselves, which was touching. Celebrities are never interested in others. They're always waiting to be asked things about themselves and are happy to hold forth about themselves even if not asked! Sean was an exception," he added.
However, for Naseer, working on the movie was not a good experience as a whole. "That was one of the most boring experiences I have ever had. The shooting dragged on for six months but I was making so much money out of it that I didn't complain too much.The film itself was unbearable; I could not sit through it," he said in an interview to The Hindu last year.