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‘Ups and downs are part of every actor’s career’

DNMUM396293 | 9/10/2017 | Author : Subhash K Jha | WC :281

Nawazuddin Siddiqui on his recent misses and his hopes from his ambitious project Manto
I don’t think I’ve been so consumed by any other role in my life. Main Manto saab ke zehan mein ghus gaya hoon (I’ve entered Manto’s soul).

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s last two films -- Munna Michael and now Babumoshai Bandookbaaz --haven’t been well received by critics and audiences alike. Add to the list an awful cameo in a Jackie Bhagnani short film titled Carbon, and that’s three down for Nawaz.
Hota hai!
Not that Nawaz is apologetic. “Hota hai. Ups and downs are part of every actor’s career. I chose what I instinctively thought to be right. Sometimes I am right in my choices, sometimes I fail.” It’s the Saadat Hasan Manto biopic directed by Nandita Das that now challenges Nawaz like no other. “I don’t think I’ve been so consumed by any other role in my life. Main Manto saab ke zehan mein ghus gaya hoon (I’ve entered Manto’s soul).”
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