While promoting his upcoming movie Thackray, Nawazzuddin Siddiqui spoke about his journey of almost two decades in the industry. While talking to the media, Nawazuddin told that hated taking up roles which didn’t challenge him as an actor.
He said, “I love doing challenging roles. With each film, I want to try something new. I hate doing roles in my comfort zone… I want to be a versatile actor. Now I look up to only new, different and challenging roles for me.
He further added, “You have got only one life, try experimenting new things… and that’s what I want to do.”
He also seemed to take a dig at romantic roles, and said, I don’t want to do such comfort zoned roles… I want to push myself with every film of mine” while spreading his arms out in signature STK style.
Taking about his struggles all these years, the actor said, “I am fortunate enough that after years of struggle, I am getting fair due as an actor. Mumbai is a city of dreams…Everyday someone’s dream is getting fulfilled here. No other city is like Mumbai… this place has some different aura.
“Thousands of people migrate to Mumbai to fulfill their dreams. Despite hailing from a small village in Uttar Pradesh, I went there (Mumbai)… struggled hard and made my dreams come true,” added Nawazuddin.
Coming to the movie, Nawazuddin would be seen portraying Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray on screen. According to Nawazuddin, it is a tough role to play.
In his own words, “Balasahebji was an iconic figure… I am honored that I am doing a film based on his life. He was a cartoonist, writer, and political figure. His journey has inspired me a lot. It was a tough and challenging role for me because he was an iconic figure and while doing the film on him, the only thing which remained in my mind was that through my acting, I have to do justice to the role. So, I researched a lot about him, I watched a lot of his videos, speeches and Sanjay Raut (writer) helped me in giving details about Balasahebji’s life.”
The movie is slated to release this Friday and also features Amrita Rao in a lead role.