Naseeruddin Shah opens up on suffering from onomatomania

In a recent interview, actor Naseeruddin Shah opened up about suffering from a medical issue called onomatomania, which prevents him from sleeping.

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Naseeruddin Shah is one of Bollywood's most talented performers, and has starred in a number of memorable films. With his on-screen abilities and even his off-screen demeanor, the actor has tasted success. While Naseeruddin is a joy to see on screen, the veteran actor recently made headlines when he confessed that he suffers from an illness known as onomatomania. 

He revealed this during a recent conversation on YouTube channel Chalchitra Talks, revealing that he has a medical issue that prevents him from sleeping.

Naseeruddin clarified what the ailment is all about throughout the discussion, stating that a person with this disease continues repeating a specific word or phrase. 

He said,

“Onomatomania is an ailment in which you keep repeating a word or a phrase, a sentence or a verse or a speech for no reason at all. Except that you like 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.” 

On the professional front, Shah was most recently seen in Shakun Batra's Gehraiyaan, alongside Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday, and Siddhant Chaturvedi, and his portrayal was well received. The movie received mixed reviews from the critics as well as the audiences. Some of them loved how it was different from the cliché romantic drama and portrayed the harsh reality, while others were unable to digest the plot and thought that it glorified infidelity. 

The legendary actor will next be seen in Arjun Kapoor's dark comedy Kuttey, which also stars Tabu, Radhika Madan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kumud Mishra, among others.

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Comments (2)

Certainly Nas saab ji introduced a new word for Indian social media enthusiasts "onomatomania" - not many have been familiar with this... reminded me of "Kufungisisa".

2 years ago

before knowing the meaning I thought he had some serious illness

2 years ago

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