Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he prefers getting appreciation from people who are intelligent, educated and experts in the field.
On what he likes better – his films getting featured at Cannes Film Festival or his films breaking the box office, Nawazuddin said, “I prefer when my films are appreciated by intelligent, educated people who are experts in the field. That is what counts the most. These days, even rubbish films go on to becoming a massive hit because there are so many people who just go to watch it without any understanding of the craft.”
“People forget what they have watched once they step out from the theatre, but the movie becomes a hit. Even if just two smart people appreciate my movies, I will be happy,”Nawazuddin added.
The actor, who is known for his roles in films like Gangs of Wasseypur , Talaash, The Lunchbox, Manjhi – The Mountain Man, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Mom, will be seen next in actor-filmmaker Nandita Das’ upcoming film, Manto. Nawazuddin, who plays the late Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto in the film, offered to do it just for ‘Re 1, largely for Manto and little bit’ for Nandita.
During an interview on Tata Sky Acting Adda, Nawazuddin recalled his journey from working as a stage actor to gaining appreciation at the Cannes Film Festival. He believes that his initial days of struggle to make his way into Bollywood is what shaped him as an actor. The complete interview can be seen on Thursday on Tata Sky Acting Adda.