Nawazuddin Siddiqui seems to be a man of extremes. While he has strong opinions about his craft, the actor struggles to hold a conversation about anything beyond movies.
Nawazuddin is also a man of sincerity because when he says, “There’s nothing on my mind other than acting,” you believe it.
Ahead of the release of Photograph, the actor sat down with a leading daily to reflect on his hits and misses in Bollywood, his admiration for Ritesh Batra’s minimalism and what makes him the happiest about Thackeray’s success.
Sanya Malhotra told me in an earlier interview that a Ritesh Batra set is meditative because it is quiet and serene. How would you describe it?
Sanya is right. There is a lot of silence on his set, and that is why it shows in performances. Mostly, film sets are dominated by chaos and you have to give your best in those situations. Even if someone’s concentration is disturbed, no one pays attention to it.