EXCLUSIVE: Nawazuddin Siddiqui on tackling the financial crisis


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Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most sought after actors we have in Bollywood today. Films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Talash and kahaani among others were the turning points in his career when he came into the limelight with these films. But did you know that Siddiqui appeared in many movies like Shool, Sarfarosh, Aaja Nachle and others in small roles? He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama (NSD), but he has never been shy about making small appearances. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble, the actor revealed that he took on these roles because he needed money to survive. Nawaz happens to be a farmer’s son, so he had experienced struggles, financial crisis and after coming into the industry, he was fully prepared for the difficulties.

He said, “Zyada se zyada bura kya hoga? Do din khana nahi millega. Teesre din koi na koi toh, jaise bohot sare log NSD ke rehte the, bohot sare dost rehte the, unke ghar pe chale jate the. Woh halaat dekh ke khila hi deta tha.

Nawaz recalled that he was not paid for his roles and Shool (starring Raveena Tandon and Manoj Bajpayee) was in one of those films. He said he had not received Rs. 2500 till date. He added, “But I remember because I went to the office for 6-7 months for Rs 2500. I didn’t get any but yes I used to get some food. What I did smart later is that i used to reach at lunch time at their office so looking at my condition they used to ask ‘Khaana khayega?, paise toh nahi milenge mais khaana khaale aaja.so like this i ate food for 1 and a half month so my money was paid this way.

The Haraamkhor actor also spoke about struggling with rejection, racism in the TV industry and more.

You can watch Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s full interview here.

Work-wise, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming movie Heropanti 2 which has Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria. It’s all set to hit screens on April 29.

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