Nawazuddin Siddiqui reacts to criticism faced for playing Shiv Sena Supremo, late Bal Thackeray; Read on


Nawazuddin Siddiqui reacts to criticism faced for playing Shiv Sena Supremo, late Bal Thackeray; Read on

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the talented actors in the Hindi film industry. The actor can play any given role phenomenally and with conviction. This year, he was seen as Shiv Sena leader late Bal Thackeray in the film titled Thackeray. While his performance helped him gain praises, some people even questioned him for taking up the role. Nawaz recently appeared on Arbaaz Khan’s show Pinch where Khan read to him mean tweets that were shared for doing Thackeray.

As reported by Indian Express, the Kahaani actor said, “I can only say I am an actor and I will do all sort of roles. Many liberals have questioned me for taking up this role. I won’t explain it to them because they are intelligent people but what do I explain to those who are not smart enough? Few of my friends questioned me and my only answer to them was that I am an actor and since 30 years, I am only thinking, reading, breathing and living acting. I have never done anything beyond that.”

Nawaz added, “So, no matter what character comes my way, I will do it. If you are judging me for the characters I play then I have also portrayed Ganesh Gaitonde, who was way more weird as a character. I played some cheap roles earlier. Today, I might be playing a saint and tomorrow a gangster. I want to play every sort of character. Today is the time and chance to explore, so I am doing it. I think people should leave all these characters in the theatres. They should take a film as a film and a character just as a character.”

On the same show, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said that people should take inspiration from him, but they should not make him an idol. The actor stated that as an actor, he will do all kinds of roles.