Nawazuddin Siddiqui : I never had interest in a hero’s role!

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The Indian film actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says that he was never had an interest in playing a hero’s role. He made his Bollywood debut with 1999 movie “Sarfarosh”, where he played the small role. He even appeared in the Ram Gopal Varma’s 1999 movie ‘Shool’ and ‘Jungle’. Later he appeared in 2003 Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster movie ‘Munnabhai MBBS’. He even did a short film titled ‘The Bypass’ in 2003, where he appeared with Irrfan Khan. He rose the popularity from his role of Faizal Khan in the movie Gangs of Wasseypur, which is directed by Anurag Kashyap and produced by Atul Shukla.

The actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui now plays the lead role in most of his films says that he never interested in playing the role of a hero because as a person with no bad qualities does not exist. Nawazddin said, “I don’t believe in characters that are either completely negative or positive like a hero doesn’t have any bad qualities. A person like him doesn’t exist only.” He added, “So, I never had any interest in a hero’s role or out and out negative role. I prefer grey characters.”

He even talked about his upcoming film “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” he said that there is a difference between his upcoming film and his other films, he said that the “kind of hero you have been seeing, is not there in this film”.

He even reveals his character from his upcoming film he said he will be playing the UP’s James Bond in the film. Nawazuddin said, “Pierce Brosnan who used to play James Bond…he was my madness at one point of time because he had the attitude and swag. Wherever I get the opportunity, I ‘stick’ that attitude in my films. In this film also, I’m UP’s, James Bond.”

When asked what kind of roles he wants to do in the film, He said, “There are lots of characters that are left to do. Dilip Kumar’s role in ‘Mughal-E-Azam’…I would like to do that at least once with that kind of an attitude…the royal one.” About a biopic apart from ‘Manto’, he said, “I have many unsung heroes (in mind) on whom I would like to do a film on. But there are just two biopics that are my favourites – ‘Bandit Queen’ and ‘Gandhi’.”

Nawazuddin is very much confident about his upcoming film that the film will do well at the box office. He said, “We have confidence in our film because it was made within a controlled budget and within that budget a film never flops. Thank God. I will not tell you the budget. But within that budget, a film never flops.”

Earlier, the film was surrounded with a lot of controversies starting with the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) demanded 48 cuts in the film to get ‘A’ certification. But later it all got cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with eight “minor and voluntary cuts”. About this Nawazuddin said, “It’s their job. They have their own rules, but our job is to fight. So we fought and the Tribunal gave minor cuts.” He added, “Films should be made in their (filmmaker’s) own way. Whatever topic comes to your mind, the kind of films you want to make. There shouldn’t be any attack on creativity.”

The movie is set to release on 25 August 2017. The movie which is directed by Kushan Nandy and produced by Kiran Shyam Shroff and Ashmit Kunder. The film features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bengali actress Bidita Bag in the lead roles.

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