Nawazuddin Siddiqui on playing different shades of lower middle class men: It makes me feel rich


By: PTI | Mumbai |

October 25, 2020 2:16:13 pm

Nawazuddin Siddiqui believes playing characters that belong to working class enriches him as an artiste. (Photo: Netflix)

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says bringing lower middle class males’s easy but profound life story on display screen offers him the chance to discover different human feelings. Siddiqui, a National School of Drama (NSD) graduate, has established himself as one of essentially the most wanted performers in Hindi movie trade courtesy his portrayal of the advanced frequent man in movies like Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur collection, The Lunchbox, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and net collection Sacred Games.

The 46-year-old actor believes playing characters that belong to working class enriches him as an artiste.

“Each person is different from other, especially in lower middle class families. People have various shades. Their life struggles are different from one another, unlike the rich who wear a mask and have a cliched way of life. As an actor, I feel rich when I get to explore this (lower middle class) society. I want to explore different minds,” Siddiqui stated throughout a session titled Making of Serious Men at India Film Project on Saturday.

The actor stated when essaying a layered character he depends on the director’s imaginative and prescient.

“I try and understand the vision of the director and mould myself as an actor,” he stated including that he adopted the identical course of whereas working on his newest Netflix film “Serious Men”, directed by Sudhir Mishra.

The movie is an adaptation of writer Manu Joseph’s 2010 novel of the identical identify. It chronicles the story of an bold underachiever who capitalises on his son’s newfound fame as a boy-genius to enhance his household’s fortunes.

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The movie affords a stark commentary on caste discrimination and higher class privilege by its protagonist Ayyan Mani (Siddiqui), a Tamil Dalit, who retains difficult the system which has oppressed folks for generations.

“I have met a lot of people who are like (Ayyan Mani) and they do feel they have something less in life but they don’t play the victim card or look for sympathy,” Siddiqui stated.

Produced by Bombay Fables and Cine Raas, Serious Men additionally stars Aakshath Das, Shweta Basu Prasad, Nassar, and introduces actor Indira Tiwari.

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