The 61-year-old actor plays a cop in the crime thriller, and the film's producer says the veteran is not charging anything.
Naseeruddin Shah is starring in Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein alongside a bunch of newcomers, and the film's producer says the veteran actor is not charging any fee for his role.
Karan Arora, who earlier produced the film Bhindi Bazaar Inc, said the 61-year-old actor plays a cop in the crime thriller, which stars several new faces from theatre.
"We are happy to have Naseeruddin sir on-board. It was director Manish Srivastav who convinced him to join the film. They have known each other for long and have worked together in theatre. Naseer sir liked the script of the film and also wanted to support the young theatre actors in the film," Karan told PTI.
"He didn't charge anything for the film. It's a small budget film and we were in no position to negotiate with him. We could have never been able to match up to his fees. He is not doing a cameo, he has a full-fledged role in the film," he added.
The film's storyline bears an uncanny resemblance to the recent Vijay Palande and Simran Sood case where the duo is accused of murdering 28-year-old Karan Kumar Kakkar.
"The film resembles the real life case of Simran Sood and Vijay Palande. We had written the script long before this incident happened and were surprised to see that the movie's track is similar to the real case. It made us believe more in the characters that we had drawn and convinced us that such people do exist," Arora said.
The film is currently under production and will release next year.