Nawazuddin never wanted to be a typical Bollywood hero
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.”