The film industry is a place where actors get easily typecast into particular genres and roles. Very rarely do we see actors trying to break out of this mould, but Nawazuddin Siddiqui is someone who does that and he does that in style.
Looking dapper in white, the Freaky Ali actor was in Hyderabad to promote his film, where he plays Ali, a salesman who becomes famous due to his amazing golf skills.
“Earlier I used to think that golf was easy. I thought, ‘really, how difficult can it be to get a ball into a hole?’ But it was only when I started playing the sport did I realise how tough it was,” says Nawazuddin.
“This made me realise that it is time people started giving golf and other sports importance,” adds Nawaz, who also observed the body language of salesmen to suit his role in the film. Picking up golf was definitely a challenge, but Nawaz has done things more challenging than that, dancing.
“I try to stay away from song and dance, because I find it very challenging. But whenever I have danced, it has been fun. I will be working with Tiger Shroff in my film Munna Michael, so I hope I get much better with dance,” he says.
Nawaz is one actor who has worked with the three Khans — Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman — and he says that it was a great learning experience all the three times.
“Their working styles are different from each other. Salman is very passionate about his work. Shah Rukh is very professional and of course, Aamir is a perfectionist to the core,” says Nawazuddin.
Nawazuddin who has dabbled in a variety of roles says that the script and the director are an important factor for him while signing a film.
“The script and the director are equally important. Sometimes, you can have a great script but it might not work due to it’s lack of direction,” he says.
And yes, he confirms that he is open to offers from T’wood.
“If the right script comes knocking at my door I will definitely take up a Telugu film,” says Nawaz, who has a few friends from the theatre scene in Hyderabad....