Nawazuddin Siddiqui talks about the Acting Bug on WhatsApp Presents Just Between Us

by | December 22, 2021, 14:35 IST

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"I have one film which will release in a film festival. Of course, due to the pandemic, I worked a little less. I am in London at the moment and shooting for Heropanti 2. There are many guidelines in different countries so navigating work has been a little tough but I finally feel like we're all being able to streamline stuff," says actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui while speaking to Jitesh Pillai . Name any film in the past 12 years that has received praise from the critics and you'll see Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been headlining the cast. An unlikely hero, Nawazuddin doesn't fit in with the macho men nor does he belong to the league of chocolate boys. When you're as good an actor as he is, you don't have to fit any type of bill - you can create your own route.

Having found fame with Black Friday, he's gone to deliver masterful performances in movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Raman Raghav 2.0, The Lunchbox and Manto. He also took over the OTT space with the show, Sacred Games , which revolutionised how OTT is seen in India.

"I was in many films but I was never a big part of the hoarding but that changed with Gangs of Wasseypur. Of course, I loved it. My daughter was two years old then and she recognised me on that hoarding. The hoarding got taken down after a few days because the film's activites were over. And my daughter would keep looking at that place and wonder ki why her father's face is there no more. Usko toh mai tab samjha nahi pata," he says with a smile
 Today he's the poster boy of OTT.  Yes, Nawazuddin has come along way from doing two bit roles in movies. Today he's a celebrated face in both the movies and on OTT. And he's proud of his achievenents, 

WhatsApp presents Just Between Us by Filmfare, is a series of chats where the stars pour their soul out  to Jitesh Pillaai, the editor of Filmfare about  the trials and the tribulations they've gone through in their bid to make it at the movies. In this episode, Nawazzuddin shares his life journey. The crests and troughs he faced while trying to make it in showbiz.