12 Years of hardcore struggle and a lot of rejections. This is what it takes to become a great actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Nawazuddin is an actor who is known for his amazing acting skills rather than looks. He graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi in 1996 and started looking towards Bollywood to make his mark. The actor has been a part of many super hit movies like New York, Gangs of Wasseypur, Gangs of Wasseypur 2, Kahaani, Talaash, Black Friday, Badlapur, etc.
Career So Far
Initially after coming down to Mumbai in search of a break, he thought of working in daily soaps but then, when his friend, who was well built and a good actor landed a role in a daily soap as a beggar, he decided that he will never do daily soaps. In the beginning of his career, he was very much criticized for the way he looked then. As the Indian Film industry is style driven, the fellow industry did not have any confidence in him. He had to struggle really hard even to get a role in the film.
The movie that made him a household name and gained him stardom was Gangs of Wasseypur- 2. He was very much praised for the movie and even got Stardust best supporting actor award for GOW-2. Not many people know that he appeared in many movies for a few seconds before he got the real career changing break. Eventually, he has become the real example and source of inspiration for many aspiring actors. With his beliefs and talent, he is now one of the best actors of bollywood.
What Makes Him The Upcoming Superstar?
The Indian Film industry is possessed by good looks, good style and good attitude. Some actors even believe that if you look good and as long as you are a style icon, people will not care about your acting skills. No matter how bad you act, they will still watch your movies and make it a hit. One bollywood actress even ridiculed the ‘average looking actors’ saying that why people think well looking actors cannot really act. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has proved his mettle in Bollywood. He is the actor who focuses on his acting rather than looking if he is looking up to the mark or not. This approach has made him an inspiration and a role model rather than just an eye candy or a style icon. His acting is so convincing that people actually start believing the character he is portraying. When it comes to portraying the negative roles, he is just like Heath Ledger of Bollywood. He instills that terror in viewer’s mind that what he is going to do next or what will be his reaction to a particular situation. His acting is so unpredictable and amazing that it can be easily predicted that he will be remembered for ages is going to be the next superstar of bollywood.
Way to go Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui!