Nawazuddin Siddiqui reinvented the image of a Bollywood hero, one film at a time. The actor boasts of both critically and commercially successful cinemas including Thackeray, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Badlapur and Raman Raghav 2.0 amongst others. So much so that comparisons between Nawazuddin and the immensely popular hit machines of Bollywood – the Khan trio (Shah Rukh, Salman, Aamir) have been drawn too. The actor recently appeared on Arbaaz Khan’s chat show Pinch and reacted to a tweet that said he has left the Khans behind.
An extremely humble and sweet person that Nawazuddin is, he simply smiled and joined his hands replying, “Bhai, mujhe mera kaam karne do yaar (please let me do my work brother).” Speaking on the same subject, he earlier told a channel, “Ek picture flop ho gayi toh thodi na Khan ka zamaana chala gaya…Aisa nahi hota (Just because one picture flopped doesn’t mean the Khan era has ended….That’s not how it works).”
While on Pinch, Arbaaz read out several tweets to Nawaz wherein people expressed their disappointment for the roles he has played in his recent films. “Main ek actor hoon aur main harr role karunga. Bahot saare jo so called liberals hai unhone bhi mujhe pucha ki aapne ye role kyun kiya, main unko toh jawaab nahi de sakta kyunki wo already samajhdaar hai. Ek bewakoof ko shayad na samjha sakun, par jo samajhdaar hai wo samajh rahe hai. Main ek actor hoon. Maine apni life mein 30 saal se sirf acting acting acting he socha hain. Wahi padha maine, ussi ke baaremein baat karta hoon ussi ko practice kiya saari zindagi aur wahi kaam karta hoon uske always dusra kaam maine kiya nahi” the Genius actor said.
He further clarified, “Mera kaam hai duniya ka koi bhi character aaye, main usko karunga. Main toh Ganesh Gaitonde ka bhi role karta hoon aur aaj sufi sant ka role kar raha hu kal ko kisi badmaash ka karunga. Mauka hai toh kar raha hoon. Usko wahi tak lena chahiye, ye film hai, ye iss tarah ka role hai bas khatam baat.”
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Catch Nawazuddin Siddiqui at his finest opposite Sridevi in Mom, now streaming on ZEE5.