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Nawazuddin Siddiqui birthday special: Roles only he could have pulled off

On Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s birthday today, here’s a look at some of his roles which impressed all.

bollywood Updated: May 19, 2017 18:40 IST
Henna Rakheja
Henna Rakheja
Hindustan Times
Nawazuddin Siddiqui,Cannes Film Festival,Nandita Das
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has portrayed many an intense roles in his career.(HT Photo)

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is known for pulling off roles with much conviction. On his birthday, today, here’s taking a look at some of his memorable roles:

1. Black Friday (2004)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Black Friday. (YouTube)

In the Anurag Kashyap directorial, Nawazuddin Siddiqui nailed the interrogation scene. He once shared, “I was giving a shot for Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday where I was being interrogated. My character was supposed to be nervous. However, the actor in me was so nervous that I was facing difficulty with the scene. So with the close-up I decided to keep a chit on the table for my reference. Now when you see the shot it looks like my character is looking for words when interrogated but the truth is I was looking at my dialogues and the scene was a hit.”

2. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

A scene from Gangs of Wasseypur. (YouTube)

Who can forget this ace actor’s roadside romeo swag as he played Faizal Khan, especially in Gangs of Wasseypur Part II. Nawaz’s unconventional looksand dialogue delivery got talked about. And, of course, his chemistry with actor Huma Qureshi, also brought some funny twist to his sincere lovestory!

3. Manjhi - The Mountain Man (2015)

Nawaz as Dashrath Manjhi. (HT Photo)

When the biopic on Dashrath Manjhi, by Ketan Mehta, came out, the brilliant performance by Nawaz left the audience both speechless and inspired. Remember the scene when the character of Dashrath is bitten by a snake? Can’t imagine anyone enacting (cutting one’s own thumb) it in a better way than Nawaz?

4. Haraamkhor (2017)

A still from the film Haraamkhor.

Under the direction of Shlok Sharma, Nawaz takes on the role of school teacher Shyam Tekchand, and reflects the volatile temper in an extraordinary way. The film was premiered at the 15th New York Indian Film Festival where Nawaz received the Best Actor award.

5. Manto (2017)

Nawaz in Nandita Das’ film Manto. (HT Photo)

This film is being screened at the Cannes International Film Festival, and his role is already being talks about. Nawaz’s depiction of the famous playwright Saadat Hasan Manto is spellbounding.

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First Published: May 19, 2017 18:40 IST