Nawazuddin – a versatile actor in Bollywood


Bollywood actor Nawazuddin known for his work in the industry. He work hard to make his character real in films and for that he can go to any extend. He revealed in recent interview about his movie Monsoon Shootout that acting is much more than just learning lines and delivering them convincingly and depending on who the character one portrays, you have to indulge in activities and situations you would never usually be in.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is playing the role of a gruesome criminal and Vijay Varma will be playing the role of a rookie cop in his forthcoming film ‘Monsoon Shootout’ actually met some encounter specialists and criminals for their role prep.
To prepare for their role and to understand the script better, they first visited a rehabilitation centre to meet people who had committed crimes in the past and to get in touch with what life is like on the other end of the spectrum. They visited the centre to understand closely their reasoning and also to get a first-hand understanding of their behaviour.
Later on, they also met some real-life encounter specialists to understand the stigma and hazards attached to this profession and what stimulates them when facing a criminal during a shootout. This helped them etch their characters on screen better and to get a sense of script more in-depth.
Monsoon Shootout is a psychological thriller thus Nawazuddin and Vijay wanted to do justice to their characters. Interestingly, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he feels he is presently the highest paid actor in Bollywood in terms of acting. In an appearance in Aap Ki Adalat, India TV on Saturday, the critically acclaimed actor, known for portraying complex characters with ease, said: “I am the highest paid actor in industry as far as acting is concerned. I did not have to ask. They (filmmakers) themselves started paying me this.”
The actor, popular for films like Gangs of Wasseypur, The Lunchbox and Raman Raghav 2.0, wonders why the Indian film industry is obsessed with Hollywood.
“I do not know why there is an inferiority complex among us… Everybody here wants to work in Hollywood and become big. I can’t understand why we have this complex. When we watch films from a powerful country, we feel somewhat inferior. We think our films are not up to their level, but at present, we should feel proud of our films. We are making films with very good content here.”
Nawazuddin will next be seen in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, in which he has some intimate scenes with actor Bidita Bag.
Earlier, actor Chitrangada Singh was a part of the movie, but she had walked out it.
Commenting on that, Nawazuddin said: “She left when half of the shooting was over. Actually our director (Kushan Nandy) wanted some more kissing scenes, and she said, ‘Enough is enough, I won’t be able to do any more scenes, and left’.”
He said he felt “uncomfortable” initially while doing kissing scenes, but became used to it.
Narrating an incident with Huma Qureshi during the shoot of Gangs of Wasseypur, he said: “We had to do a romantic scene, and she started addressing me as Nawaz bhai. I went to the director Anurag Kashyap and said, ‘She is calling me bhai, how can I do the scene?'”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 1974) also known as Nowaz is an Indian film actor who has appeared in some of Bollywood’s major films including, Black Friday (2004), New York (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Kahani (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 (2012).
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is from Budhana a small town of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, where his father is a farmer. Siddiqui grew up amongst nine siblings, seven brothers and two sisters.
After graduating in science from a local college, he worked as a chemist in a petrochemical company for a short while. But boredom set in soon, and he moved to Delhi, here in the next one and a half year period, he started watching plays, while working a watchman at an office. He got associated with Sakshi Theatre Group and worked with actors like Manoj Bajpai and Saurabh Shukla.
Eventually he graduated from The National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1996.Now he is a well known actor.