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‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ actor feels people like him now have a chance in the industry
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; June 25, 2012)
It has taken him over 13 years to be finally recognised. From doing blink-and-miss roles to being the hero of the film has not only been a long, but a rather bumpy journey for Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He counts 2012 to be his year with a slew of projects lined up for release. His latest film, Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’, released over the weekend.
Currently, the actor is shooting in Ahmedabad, for Shlok Sharma’s film and is in a no-network zone. But networking is something he doesn’t need to exactly do now. With several more films in his kitty, his performances in his recent projects have done the talking, fetching him even more offers as we ask him…
How are you tackling the suddenness of being a known name? The other day I was at Ahmedabad airport and people kept looking at me. It takes a second look and then it strikes them. People tell me, “Weren’t you the CBI inspector Khan in Kahaani?” I can understand that they are initially puzzled. But yes, after Kahaani, I do get stared at and stopped. For me it has finally happened! I had a small role in the Aamir Khan- starrer Sarfarosh. That was back in 1999. After Kahaani, I can say that a new chapter in my life has begun, as an actor. Attending the Cannes Film Festival was another high.
You share a great rapport with Anurag Kashyap? Anurag has never auditioned me for any role. I was also part of More >
IANS (MID-DAY; June 19, 2012)
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has won accolades for his performance in the recent films “Kahaani” and “Paan Singh Tomar”, says he never expected to come this far. “Earlier, people took me for one scene or so but now filmmakers have started taking me more seriously. Also, my responsibility towards my audience has increased. I have to now live up to the expectations and not take up films for the greed of money,” Nawazuddin Siddiqui told PTI. “I have to be careful.
I can feel the pressure. But I will continue to work hard. I feel I am getting my due now. We have a set of audience who really like our movies a lot. There is demand for our kind of cinema. Cinema is improving and there is experimentation,” he added.
From a small village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh to the Bollywood, Siddiqui has had quite a journey. “I never expected I would reach this far. I have always focused on my work irrespective of what the outcome would be.
I never thought that I would be awarded best actor at the New York India Film Festival. But I have struggled a lot.” He will be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s soon-to-release “Gangs of Wasseypur”.
After that he has as many as nine films lined up for the release, including Aamir Khan starrer “Talaash”, “Lunch Box” alongside Irrfan Khan, “Dekh Indian Circus”, “Patang”, “Liar Dice” and More >