‘SRK and Sallu are co-actors for me’
Nawazuddin Siddiqui says that while working with A-listers he thinks of them as co-actors and not stars
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (left), who has Bollywood A-listers wishing to work with him, says he does not want to think about the prominence of big stars like
Shahrukh Khan (above, right) and Salman Khan (above, left) as he considers them as colleagues.
Nawazuddin, who worked with Salman in Bajrangi Bhaijaan has just completed his first schedule with Shahrukh Khan for Rahul Dholakia’s directorial, in which he plays a policeman.
“When I am on set, Shahrukh and Salman are co-actors for me. If I start thinking that I am working with Salman, then as an actor I would not be able to improvise the character that I am playing. During shooting, I do not want to think of who I am working with as it will corrupt my performance,” he told the media while talking about his experience of working with both the Khans.
The 49-year-old actor, who is riding on the success of his last outing Manjhi: The Mountain Man, will be seen with actor Amitabh Bachchan in Sujoy Ghosh’s next.
“I think as an actor, my work is to give the best performance. If I continue to think about Shahrukh and Salman as stars then I am not showing proper respect to their characters as well as mine. You should be honest about what you do,” he added.