Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri were last seen together in Raj Kumar Santoshi's 1998 film, China Gate.
Now, they will be seen together again in K C Bokadia’s Dirty Politics, starring Mallika Sherawat.
Naseer has a grudge this time against his colleague. "I have barely one shot with Mallika while Om gets to do some very exciting scenes with her."
Om plays a sleazy politician, who has an affair with Sherawat’s character.
"Om even gets to bite Mallika’s shoulder!" Naseer adds.
On a more serious note, Naseer is all praise for his producer-director. "Initially, I thought K C Bokadiasaab would be just a commercial-minded filmmaker. But he is more than that. He is a very gracious producer and a sincere director. I enjoyed working with him. He came to me with a role that required just four days’ work from me. I am glad I did it. I enjoyed myself."
Image: Mallika Sherawat. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar