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I act for myself and not to impress people: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Asked about his wide range of critically acclaimed roles and films, Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he acts for himself and not to impress people. Doing that would be corrupting my art, he adds.

bollywood Updated: Jul 12, 2017 18:09 IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui during the song launch
Nawazuddin Siddiqui during the song launch "Swag" from his upcoming film Munna Michael in Mumbai.(IANS)

He is chameleon when it comes to portraying complex roles but Nawazuddin Siddiqui has said it was scary for him to turn into a dancer for Munna Michael. “Dancing in the film was a scary experience for me,” Nawaz joked while promoting the movie.

Actors Tiger Shroff, Nidhhi Agrawal and Nawazuddin Siddiqui promote Munna Michael in Mumbai. (IANS)

“I did not want to dance as I am slightly insecure about my skill as a dancer. But the director (Sabbir Khan) insisted,” he added.

The 43-year-old actor, who is pitted against Tiger Shroff in the movie, said he was not comfortable matching steps with the young star, who is popular for his dancing. “Tiger is a great dancer and it is difficult for me to do better than him. But I rehearsed a lot and ended up enjoying it,” he said.

Actors Tiger Shroff, Nidhhi Agrawal and Nawazuddin Siddiqui during a press conference to promote Munna Michael. (IANS)

Nawaz is known for his powerpacked performances in films such as Gangs of Wasseypur and Badlapur. The actor said he tries to stay honest to his craft rather than thinking about what others say about him. “I act for myself and not to impress people. Doing that would be corrupting my craft. I take it as a journey and I am trying to discover myself through different characters,” he said.

Praising his co-star, Tiger said he too was nervous to face the camera with Nawaz. “I was nervous when I first faced the camera with Nawaz. He is a great performer. It was a learning experience for me to observe him on the sets,” Tiger said.

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