Nawaz happy about Court being India’s entry for Oscars
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui (right) has hailed Court — India’s official entry at the 88th Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category — as an outstanding movie. The 41-year-old, whose film, Salman Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan, was in the race for the category, said he is elated over Court’s selection.
“I am very happy that Court is India’s official entry for Oscars. It is a wonderful film and it is amazing that a very fine movie has been selected. Sometimes the selection is great and sometimes it is not that good but this time it has been a very good choice,” says Nawazuddin, whose road drama Liar’s Dice (2013) — co-starring Geetanjali Thapa — was to be the country’s entry last year for the 87th Academy Award, but the decision to not send that and Irrfanstarrer The Lunchbox ended up creating controversy in 2013.
Meanwhile, Nawaz, who’s now a sought-after name in Bollywood, is thrilled to have grabbed a big endorsement deal. “It feels nice that a brand that has been endorsed by superstars has chosen an actor this time. Superstars have a wide reach and hence are perfect faces of a brand so it makes me feel that I also have a good reach now,” says the actor, who’s also doing a film with Shah Rukh Khan.
“Times are changing... Stars like SRK and Salman are doing films like Raees and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and people like me are getting accepted in mainstream cinema,” adds Nawaz.
I’m happy that Court is India’s official entry for Oscars. It’s a wonderful film and it is amazing that a very fine movie has been selected
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, actor