Nawazuddin Siddiqui: I never wanted to be a hero or a star
The actor spoke to senior journalist Kaveree Bamzai, as a part of Cinema Express' Timepass
In this edition of Time Pass, we have Nawazuddin Siddiqui in conversation with senior journalist Kaveree Bamzai about his early struggles as an actor, his equation with Anurag Kashyap, and the aura around Ram Gopal Varma.
“I’ve faced many disappointments in life,” Nawaz shared. “Rejections would hurt. Even more stressful was the question of survival. Thankfully, I had many friends who helped me get by. I would eat at one friend’s house and bathe at another’s. That’s how I managed.” One companion during this phase was actor-comedian Rajpal Yadav. “Rajpal had done movies like Jungle (2000) by then and was earning well. I remember he helped me a lot. He also introduced me to Anurag Kashyap.”
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