Nawazuddin Siddiqui is trying to attain a fine balance between commercial and indie cinema, but the actor says he even senses a little hesitant to take a typical masala film as it frequently neglects to offer scope for operation.
Despite being a portion of several commercial hits such as 'Badlapur', 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and 'Raees', the 43-year-old actor says it is his modest-budget movies that pay him a kick to explore various sides to him as an artiste.
"I'm not always capable to take those films which trace a peculiar style. All my solo films such as 'Manjhi' and 'Raman Raghav 2.0' are different. They are not typical Bollywood films, which are generally liked by the audience.
"The variety of films I do, might be difficult to read, but they hold a great deal of scope to perform, which I enjoy the most," Nawaz tells PTI.
The actor's recent outing 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' has done decent job at the box office and the actor says he never imagined the movie would get positive feedback since it had "adult" content.
"The movie suffered a limited budget and the substance was also adult, hence we were scared whether or not people will come to theatres to follow it.
"We were unsure of the occupation because we created quite a different and 'besharam' (shameless) film as the cases were also unlikable. But I'm happy that people from small towns went to watch the film and liked it."
'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz', however, was unable to move the film critics, who disapproved of its capacity, but Nawazuddin says what matters the most to him is the reception by the audience.
"Now, any critic can bash a film in whichever direction they desire to. Everyone experiences that they would just pick apart. Some of them may be biased. They often take account only certain people because of groups.
"I'm not saying all critics are same, only for me, the most significant matter is how the audience is reacting to my picture. What would I serve with four stars if no one turns up for my movie?
Thus, what the audience thinks is the most important matter," he avers. Nawaz is known to speak his mind -- be it his take on nepotism or his comments along the existence of racism in Bollywood -- he delivers time and again proved that he is one fearless star in the diligence.
"You should always convey what you feel and never be afraid of casting up your thoughts, no matter how difficult the situation becomes.
He continued, “And I believe I have cleared this position where I can show my views if I sense something is wrong."
Nawaz recently called out Bollywood stars for endorsing fairness creams and the player maintains his base.
"Promoting a fairness cream is shamelessness. Stars must stop endorsing it. I keep saying this and I'll always say that people should be ashamed of themselves for endorsing fairness creams."