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Nawazuddin Siddiqui: I assumed Salman Khan to be rude
July 25, 2014 2:42:03 PM IST By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial
Though KICK may be touted as out-n-out Salman Khan’s film, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has equally important role in the film. It is probably his first full-fledged negative portrayal on the screen. While on one end everyone’s going gaga over Salman with the verdict out for the film, Nawaz’s performance is also being lapped up. Recently we caught with the much talented actor, who shared about working on KICK, his experience with superstar Salman Khan, how producer turned director Sajid Nadiadwala exploited them to the best and much more. Here are the excerpts:
What kicked you about this film? KICK is a massy film and it has the potential to be a big hit. Doing films like these will of course benefit my other upcoming films. I had a very strong role in KICK. Moreover, it was Sajid Nadiadwala’s first film. And when you work with first time directors they are utmost careful about their work, their script is tight, they will never goof up…So I think all these factors were more than enough for me to get kicked about the film!
After doing classy films, are you going massy now? Was it a conscious decision to take up a commercial potboiler like KICK? Whether unconventional or conventional films, it doesn’t really matter. As an actor your passion and approach remains the same for every project. These are all tags put by people. And when you talk about massy and commercial films, then I have done films like GANGS OF WASSEYPUR, TALAASH, KAHAANI, etc., which were also of the same genre. Especially, GOW was a commercial formula flick. Massy films have more reach.
Also, KICK comes as a package-deal with Salman Khan being there, an Eid release, good banner and Sajid’s backing. Were these factors enough for you to give a go ahead for the project? Of course this opportunity was not be missed but if you go with the package deal it doesn’t work that way. The films also fail sometimes despite all the factors. Sajid took some 2-3 years in scripting and making this film. It is not an overnight decision ki chalo id release hai, Salman Khan hai toh film bahut hit ho jaayegi.