Randeep Hooda is one of the most versatile actors in the industry. His range as an actor is commendable and he’s showcased it time and again in films like Highway and Sarbjit. He was last seen in the Hollywood action-thriller Extraction, directed by Sam Hargrave.
Taking to his social media on the special occasion of Guru Purnima, Randeep recalled his first release, Monsoon Wedding. Directed by Mira Nair, the film released in 2001 and premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film also starred Naseeruddin Shah, Shefali Shah, Vijay Raaz, Rajat Kapoor, Vasundhara Das, Tillotama Shome and many more. Randeep recalls how he shadowed Naseeruddin Shah from the very beginning and considers him a mentor ever since. He wrote, “Enroute to the premier of my 1st movie Monsoon Wedding directed by the great @pagliji at #venicefilmfestival with the then costar #naseeruddinshah @naseeruddin49 Saab..not knowing then what a profound, lasting impact he was to have on me as an actor, like he has had on countless others .. I followed him like a puppy to so many workshops he has been conducting for free for decades and still does in #NSD #FTII @motleyproductions and at various other places .. for the love of it Naseer bhai #GuruPurnima eternally grateful pic courtesy @dabasparvin.”
Now isn’t that a sweet message for a great actor to a living legend.