Other than being a phenomenal actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is also a father, a husband, a brother, and a family man on the whole. The actor reveals that work often comes in the way of the time he wants to give his daughter.
“I can’t give time to my eight-and-a-half-year-old daughter, who demands time and complains. I would tell her stories before, but now she tells me stories. I often go to drop her to school, but now, owing to my professional commitments, I tell her that I need to work if she wants a good life. So she understands me,” Nawaz explains.
He adds that he and wife Anjali tell their daughter about his struggles. “I tell her that I struggled for 12 years. She gets everything, and she should not take it for granted. We try to tell her all the hardships we all go through,” he opines.
Other than taking his family to iconic places like Paris, Prague and Disneyland, he also acquaints his children with their roots. “My daughter goes to my village and my wife’s village, and she loves going there,” he shares. Nawaz adds that he has not forced his religion onto his kids. “In my childhood, I would go for Ram Leela and celebrate Diwali. I would come home at two in the night. I used to be in the vanar sena; My father never scolded or asked me where I went because we learnt values and ethics at home,” he concludes.