Legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah is suffering from a bizarre condition called onomatomania

Recently in an interview with a YouTube channel, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah opened up about his medical condition. Keep reading to know what is it all about.

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is considered to be one of the finest actors of Bollywood, who has not only won the hearts of the audience with his flawless on-screen performance but also with the royal persona that he carries with himself. With so many awards won, being a part of some of the most mind-blowing movies, Shah has recently opened up about his life journey and experiences, and that’s when we found out he is not so okay as he is suffering from a rare medical condition.

Naseeruddin Shah, a name who is known by many and is an inspiration to many aspiring actors started his journey in the early 1970s and became considerably active in 1980, by working in some of the mainstream Bollywood films. Shah has been a part of great superhits like Vishwatma, Mohra, Karma, Masoom, Hum Paanch, Aakrosh, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, A Wednesday, and many more.

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Naseeruddin Shah started his Bollywood journey in the early 1970s.

Other than Filmfare awards and National Film Awards, the great actor has also been honoured with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his respected contribution to Indian Cinema. Not just that, the veteran actor has also been a part of international projects. But, in a recent interview with a YouTube channel, Naseeruddin Shah opened up about his life and revealed that he is suffering from a condition called, ‘onomatomania’.

While explaining the condition, Shah said ‘I suffer from an ailment called onomatomania. I’m not joking. It’s a medical condition. You can check it in the dictionary. He also mentioned that Onomatomania is an ailment in which a person keeps repeating a word or a phrase, a sentence or even a verse or a speech for absolutely no reason. Except that one likes to hear it. ‘I do it all the time so I am never quite at rest. Even when I am sleeping, I am going over some passage I love’, he added. Well, isn’t it strange how things turn out differently for people after all the struggle and hard work?

While talking about his personal life, Shah also talked about how he and his wife, Ratna Pathak Shah, who is also a very good actress and has gained fame by ‘Sarabhai VS Sarabhai’, and many other Bollywood films. He shared that both of them are very fond of reading but, have different reading lists.

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Pankaj Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Ratna Pathak and Naseeruddin Shah posed for the camera at Sanah Kapoor’s wedding.

The couple often suggests new and different books to each other, only to rarely pick them up. The couple was recently seen attending the wedding of Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak’s daughter Sanah Kapoor. For the unversed, Ratna Shah and Supriya Pathak are siblings. Pankaj Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Ratna Pathak and  Naseeruddin Shah posed for the camera together and the picture has been going viral over the internet. Netizens have also appreciated Shah’s Einstein-inspired look at the wedding.

On the work front, Shah was last seen in ‘Gehraaiyan’, directed by Shakun Batra, and we will get to see the actor in Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming project ‘Kuttey’, which also stars Konkana Sen Sharma, Arjun Kapoor, Tabu and Kumud Mishra.



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