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Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s drama school gave him what Bollywood didn’t


Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s drama school gave him what Bollywood didn’t

From being a prisoner in Sarfaroosh to a mere 2-minute role in Munnabhai MBBS to bagging the role of Faizal in Gangs of Wasseypur. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s journey is an inspiration to all of us. A proud Siddiqui goes back to his alma mater National School of Drama (NSD) during the Bharat Rang Mahotsav. An overwhelmed Siddiqui states  “The confidence that helped me to keep fighting came from the fact that NSD gives you what Bollywood people don’t have.”
Ever since his graduation in the year 1996, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has had his first role in Sarfaroosh, which has had a total run time of 1 minute. He bagged similar roles for the next 10 years until he landed on Gangs Of Wasseypur. According to the actor, Kashyap’s films keep his connection with theater alive.
Siddiqui said “Anurag Kashyap‘s style of work is similar to how we do it here at NSD. It is majorly based on improvisation. He gives you a situation and at times we don’t even have dialogues. As an actor, I get to try what I learned here by working in Anurag Kashyap’s films,”
Siddiqui then talks about maintaining positivity if times are tough, and advises to “read books and watch world cinema”
“I could have never left the field, because it was the only thing that I was good at. Not getting a job frustrated me since I was a trained actor and was proud of my NSD past. “But you should always stay positive, I gave myself 25 years that I will keep myself fit for 25 years, physically and mentally,” he added.
Well, given the season of Biopics is on, seems like Nawaz Bhai also deserves one of his own!

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