Nawazuddin Siddiqui: No blink-and-miss role in Hollywood

Abid, Glamsham Editorial
8/4/2014 1:16:05 PM

With his first full-on-entertainment ‘masala’ fare, KICK, all set to enter the very exclusive 200 crore club, naturally master actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is visibly happy, more so due to the super response to his negative act in the Sajid Nadiadwala directed fare.

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However, that is not what we are here to talk about. Actually, with films like LUNCHBOX ruling the overseas /global box-office (for an Indian film), even in hitherto unknown territories like Germany, coupled with Nawazuddin’s visit to places like Dubai and especially his participation in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, we were but compelled to ask the obvious! - Does LUNCHBOX, and before that, MUMBAI TALKIES and GANGS OF WASSEYPUR doing well internationally make Nawaz think of Hollywood?

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The humble and soft spoken actor gave his (as always) level headed response, “I was expecting that question anytime, more so after Cannes. In fact I am happy that you all (Glamsham) are asking that. The thing is that barring a few exceptions, Indian actors are offered a blink-and- miss kind of a role. I don’t want that. I am not saying that offers are pouring in from Hollywood, but a few developments are taking place. I don’t expect roles that sees me essaying the main lead, but let me confess that I would like to do characters (in Hollywood) of the kind Mr. Om Puri does. Yes, I am aware that I will need an agent there,” concludes Nawaz.

Must say, we totally agree with Nawaz on that.