‘I act for my­self and not to im­press oth­ers’

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Ac­tor Nawazud­din Sid­diqui (right) is an ‘act­ing chameleon’, who glides from one char­ac­ter to an­other. He may have im­pressed au­di­ences with his roles in films such as Gangs of Wassey­pur (2012), Ka­haani (2012), Bad­la­pur (2015), and Raees (2017), but Nawaz says that he tries to stay hon­est to his craft rather than think­ing about what oth­ers say about him.

“I act for my­self and not to im­press peo­ple. Do­ing that would be cor­rupt­ing my craft. I’m try­ing to dis­cover my­self through dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters,” he says.

While shoot­ing for Munna Michael, an up­com­ing film with ac­tor Tiger Shroff, Nawaz, how­ever, faced a chal­lenge — he was asked to dance! Call­ing it a “scary ex­pe­ri­ence”, the ac­tor adds, “I’m slightly in­se­cure about my skill as a dancer. But the di­rec­tor (Sab­bir Khan) in­sisted.”

How was it match­ing steps with Tiger, who is known to be a great dancer? “It is dif­fi­cult for me to do bet­ter than him. But I re­hearsed a lot and ended up en­joy­ing it,” says Nawaz.

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