Nawazuddin Siddiqui to fight honour killing
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui plans to meet local authorities in his native place, Uttar Pradesh, and talk to them about curbing criminal activities like honour killing and kidnapping, which are common in the state.entertainment Updated: Jun 13, 2013 18:24 IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui may be known for his incredible roles in Bollywood films, but now the actor wants to use this image for a good cause. Nawaz, who has taken time off acting after three years, plans to visit his native place in Uttar Pradesh soon. He also plans to meet local authorities and talk to them about curbing criminal activities like honour killing and kidnapping, which are common in the state.
The actor will meet police officers in the Muzaffarnagar district of north UP. “A lot of criminal activities like honour killing, kidnapping and robbery are prevalent in my native place, Rohana – a small village in Muzaffarnagar. I will meet and discuss the matter with the police in the district,” says Nawazuddin.
The actor believes that being a familiar face across the country, thanks to his powerful performances in recent films like the Gangs of Wasseypur series (2012) and Talaash (2012), he can make a difference and do good for the society. “I am always tensed for my parents, friends and relatives who stay there. You never know who will be harmed. I hope I can help,” says the actor.
First Published: Jun 11, 2013 12:09 IST