That Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a superlative actor is no news. The actor, who shot to fame with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur, has time and again proved his mettle as an artist.

Now, Nawazuddin is making us sit up and take notice, yet again. This time for a powerful video he posted on social media a while ago.

In a short but impactful video called Sixteen Point Six Six, the actor questions the system of identifying individuals through the religion they practice. The clip begins with Nawaz holding a placard where he informs fans that he took a DNA test after which he found that he is 16.66% of every religion practiced in India. However, when he delved into his soul he realised that he is 100% artist.




Food for thought, isn’t it? In a world where religion makes for the root cause for most debates, this one is impactful.

Nawazuddin recently made headlines when he rubbished rumours of his marriage having hit a rocky patch. He told a leading daily during the promotions of his upcoming film, Nandita Das’s biopic on legendary writer Saadat Hasan Manto, “I guess it [rumours] comes with stardom. They are ridiculous. We are happily married. We are parents to our wonderful kids. She has seen me through highs and lows. People write whatever suits their sensational tastes. I am learning to laugh these things off."

The short film on Manto explores the need and importance of freedom of expression and questions the restraint behind not writing about the not-so-pleasant things in society. 


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