Nawazuddin Siddiqui has cast a magic spell on the audience with his stellar acting skills. The performer believes in choosing different stories everytime he is asked to take up a role. Naturally, the kind of films and series we've seen him in are varied. The actor will be next seen in Ritesh Batra's romantic film, 'Photograph', opposite Sanya Mahotra. The trailer shows us a very different, fresh concept of romance, unlike the typical Bollywood ones. In a recent media interaction, he almost slammed the makers of Bollywood films for creating a false image of how a Bollywood hero must be and rightly so! Nawazuddin Siddiqui DRAGGED By A Crazy Fan For A Selfie In Kanpur (Watch Video).
Over the years, the idea of romance and its portrayal has changed. A 'hero' is no more the way he used to be. He is from the crowd that is around you and me. The character played by Nawaz in this film is exactly what we can feel around us. Pulwama Terror Attack: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Doesn't Want Photograph To Release in Pakistan.
When asked about the peculiarity of the character he is playing, he said that he is no special person but a regular person. Adding further, he said, "We hardly see any tradition or culture or things from the roots in Hindi films, unlike they show in our regional films." Citing the example of a typical Bollywood hero and the reality, he said, "Where are the kind of heroes that they show in films, in reality? Does he stay near your society? Does he dance on the roads? If a real person starts dancing on the road, you will call him insane but you have accepted him in the films. The makers have shaped our thinking but viewers did not even realize it."
Well, the Sacred Games 2 actor has made such a valid point and it is time that the criteria of a typical Bollywood hero might get a few additional 'real' layers to it.