Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui maintains the fine balance between big ­ticket films and projects made on a humble budget, because for him, both are equally important. “I feel it is very important to balance both big and small films. The big films help push the small ones too. I feel that people get to know about my small projects this way,” says the Kick actor.
Although he can claim to be a critically-acclaimed actor today, he had to struggle a lot to reach where he is. But the ­40-year-old holds no grudges against people who refused him roles in those initial years.
“I was not well known at that time, that’s why they rejected me. However, I have no hard feelings towards anyone and have never thought of taking any revenge from them,” says the actor, who picks up roles which are ­versatile. “I won’t play characters which are completely white or black. I feel that layers are very important as this makes a role challenging,” says Siddiqui, who is shooting for a Kabir Khan directorial, as he awaits the release of the Ketan Mehta film, made on a modest budget.