Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Kolkata to promote Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa - Featuring Tollywood actress Ananya Chatterjee with Nawazuddin

By Awrko Roy / WBRINN

bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddique

Kolkata, October 26 (Washington Bangla Radio): After a long and intense struggle in the Hind film industry Nawazuddin Siddiqui has finally made a mark and is now being considered as one of the finest actors of the country. West Bengal Film Journalist Association popularly known as WBFJA organized an event to present the actor to the media of  Kolkata. Nawazuddin engaged in a candid interaction and spoke about his upcoming movies, his experiences in the film industry and other aspects of his life.

On being asked about his upcoming movie ‘Mountain Man’ he said, “I am playing the central character of Dashrath Manjhi who is popularly known as the Mountain Man. The cast of the film includes talented actress Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathy and the renowned filmmaker Timangshu Dhulia.”  He also talked about his new venture with Buddhadeb Dasgupta.  “Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa is a dark comedy which starsAnanya Chatterjee, Pankaj Tripathy and Niharika Singh. The film is going to have its World premiere at London Film Festival on October 17”, he said.

He was seen highly praising Ananya Chatterjee for her terrific performance in the film Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa. He stated that Ananya should try to work in Mumbai as she has every quality to be successful at national level.  “She is one of the finest actress’ I have worked with. The way she performed in some important scenes was mind blowing.”

When asked about his views on the city of Kolkata, Nawazuddin, smiled and said “I have a good equation with this city. My film Kahaani was shot here and from that film audience started noticing my existence in film industry. Even when I am with my close buddies I tell them that I should be in Kolkata. I would love to be a Bengali in my next life. Bengalis will always be inclined to the artistic crest more than any other community. I have a soft corner for the Bengalis and my wavelength matches with them.”

When asked about the alleged rumors about him avoiding the promotional campaign of the critically appreciated film Lunchbox due to some tiff with Irrfan Khan, he said “I know Irfan Bhai for a long time and we still are good friends. I don’t know why people are spreading these rumors.”

kahaani nawazuddin in Kolkata

WBRi got some exclusive moments with Nawazuddin and asked him about his journey of struggle which started as a chemist in Delhi and then to Bombay in the nineties. He said “Look I was not in a position to take a deliberate decision. Co-incidentally the way I have been presented on screen by the directors all are very good. For last four five years a lot of talented directors approached me and I thank god that I got them..”

WBRi also asked about his character in the film ‘Dekh Indian Circus’ which is getting brilliant responses at many international film festivals. He said, “In this film I am playing the character of a deaf and a mute person who wants his village children to watch circus but he couldn’t due to some financial crunch. In remote villages watching circus is considered to be a kind of luxury while it is not the same in urban areas. In those villages for villagers has to walk more than ten kilometers to collect water but in that same village soft drinks of International Brands are available. So in one way this is a satirical film on the society. It won the best film award at Busan Film festival.”

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