Nawazud­din never wanted to be a typ­i­cal Bol­ly­wood hero

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Ac­tor Nawazud­din Sid­diqui (above) says he was never in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a typ­i­cal Bol­ly­wood hero. “I’d never de­sired for typ­i­cal hero roles. I only wanted to make my iden­tity as an ac­tor here. Thanks to our in­dus­try, even com­mer­cial films have roles for an ac­tor like me, so I couldn’t ask for more,” Nawaz says.

The 42-year-old, who started off with mi­nor roles in films like Sar­farosh (1999) and Munna Bhai MBBS (2003), and gained fame with films like Ka­haani (2012) Man­jhi: The Moun­tain Man (2015), be­lieves his hard work has paid off. “Every­body has to go through ups and downs. That’s part and par­cel of life. I have too, but I’m more than happy that now I’m get­ting the op­por­tu­ni­ties to play my choice of roles,” he says.

How does he feel about films such as Ra­man Raghav 2.0 and Te3n, which didn’t fare well at the box of­fice? “My job is to fo­cus on good act­ing and al­ways make sure that I’m do­ing my best. I’ve made this spe­cial kind of bond with fail­ure. So, if I have to ever face it again, for me, it will be my friend.”

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