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I was misquoted, Chouhan on remarks about Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Published Jul 18, 2017, 9:16 pm IST
Updated Jul 18, 2017, 9:16 pm IST
Chouhan had said that after Chitrangada quit, they had to find an actress who could look good opposite Nawaz.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
 Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Mumbai: 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' casting director Sanjay Chouhan today said that he never made the 'fair and handsome' remark about actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, that has led to a controversy.

Chouhan, in an interview to a daily, had apparently said that after Chitrangada Singh quit the film they had to find an actress who could look good opposite the actor as they "can't cast fair and handsome people with Nawaz. It would look so
weird."

 

Siddiqui responded to Chouhan's interview with this cryptic tweet, "Thank you for making me realise that I cannot be paired along with the fair and handsome because I'm dark and not good looking, but I never focus on that."

However, the casting director today clarified that his comments have been misconstrued. "I was completely misquoted. All I said was the film needed actors as good as Nawazuddin. You need actors who could match his stature. I don't know from where the 'fair and handsome' bit came but I never said the words," Chouhan told

 

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