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Ratna Pathak Shah jokes about the love story with Naseeruddin Shah



A fan club shared this photo of Ratna-Naseeruddin. (Image courtesy: ratna.pathak.shah.fan_account)


  • Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak met during their theater days
  • They got married in 1982
  • They are parents to two sons – Imad and Vivaan – who are also actors.

New Delhi:

Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah’s love story is no less than a fairy tale. The two fell in love while working together in the 1970s and have been “inseparable ever since”. In an interview with The Indian Express, the 64-year-old actress summed up her love life with 71-year-old Naseeruddin Shah in these four words – “from intercourse to retirementThis is actually the title of their first theater play together and that is how Ratna Pathak Shah defined her and the National Award winning actor’s life together. When asked how her love story with Naseeruddin Shah began, the actress said: “nothing so romantic had happened. We fell in love and have been inseparable ever since. The first theater play we did together was titled from intercourse to retirement, and that is the story of our lives” and gleefully added: “I just have to retire.”

Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak met during their theater days. They married in 1982. They are parents to two sons – Imad and Vivaan – who are also actors.

Talking about his relationship with the 71-year-old actor, Ratna Pathak Shah told The Indian Express: “It is a relationship, which has been very fruitful. It is equal, friends, which is a blessing for us. We have become very good friends and remain very good friends.”

He said Naseeruddin Shah “motivates” him every day – his “ability to work hard” inspires him “to do better”. She continued: “He’s an exceptionally hardworking actor, who inspires and motivates me to do better. I’m too lazy. I am not so hardworking. So in Naseer’s view, I too have had to do mehendi.”

The pair have worked together in films like Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Mirch Masala, Encounter: The Killing, Mandi And coffin maker, among others.

Ratna Pathak Shah awaits the release of her upcoming film we two, our two. Directed by Abhishek Jain, the film also stars Paresh Rawal, Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon in lead roles. It will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on October 29.

Naseeruddin Shah has given stellar performances in films like Maqbool, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Masoom, Nishant, Sarfarosh, Iqbal, A Wednesday, Mohra, Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara And Monsoon wedding.


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