Nawazuddin Siddiqui has stated that he is “done with” playing supporting roles in movies and that he won’t pursue stardom or wealth.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui started off in tiny roles and has even agreed to appear in films where he just had a few scenes. Even if someone offers him Rs. 25 crore, he has stated that he will not accept small roles now that he is a well-known figure in the film industry.
Nawazuddin claimed in a recent interview to have played numerous small roles during his career. “And with that, I’m done. I won’t take a little role even if you paid me a million dollars for it, so ab toh aap mujhe 25 crore bhi denge, toh bhi main chhota role nahi karunga. Money and celebrity are, in my opinion, merely by-products of your work. Simply perform your duties effectively, and money and fame will follow. Keep up the excellent work instead of trying to find them by chasing them’ said. “We may spend our entire lives chasing money and glory and never succeed,” he continued. I firmly believe in the proverb “Enhance yourself to the point where money and fame become your slaves and chase after you (Khudi ko itna enhance kar lo, Khud ko aisa bana lo).”
Nawazuddin starred in a number of movies before becoming a household name for his depiction of Faisal Khan in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). In Manoj Bajpayee’s 1999 cop drama Shool, he portrayed a waiter. He also appeared in brief interrogation moments as a terrorist in the Talaash and Black Friday films, both starring Aamir Khan. Together with Sunil Dutt, he appeared in a touching moment as a pickpocket. It was for Munnabhai MBBS, a film by Rajkumar Hirani. The last time audiences saw Nawazuddin was in the Heropanti 2 movie, which starred Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria.
The list of upcoming movies starring Nawazuddin is exciting. He will play a transgender woman in Haddi. It was co-written by Adamya Bhalla and Akshat Ajay Sharma, who also directed the film. Moreover, Tiku Weds Sheru, a movie starring Kangana Ranaut, is in talks, and he will also appear in Bole Chudiya, Jogira Sa Ra Ra Ra, and Afwah.