Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher & Everything That is Wrong in Being Just a “Tolerant Nation”

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Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher & Everything That is Wrong in Being Just a “Tolerant Nation”

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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ack in Delhi, a friend and I rented an apartment from a man so old-school, DJ Aqueel wanted to remix him. The Old Man didn’t work — he spent most of his time standing awkwardly outside the apartment so he could take notes about what time we slept, check out all our visitors, and ensure no one was throwing a rave in his Malviya Nagar 2bhk on a Thursday night.

On more than one occasion, we’d see his bald head shining in the lobby through the window, and wonder if we should invite him in. But as soon as we’d approach, Old Man would pretend to hide behind a trash can or fiddle with his door. So we’d just pray that he wasn’t secretly attempting to assassinate us, and draw the curtains.

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