Ever since the lockdown began, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Apart from making headlines owing to personal reasons, Nawaz says that lockdown has been a sort of blessing in disguise for him. During his latest interview, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, whose two OTT shows – Ghoomketu and Raat Akeli Hai – released online amidst pandemice revealed that during this lockdown he got an opportunity to spend quality time with his family and especially with his mother.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, he said,“Isme koi doubt nahi hai ki pandemic/lockdown bahut saare logon ke liye pareshaaniyan lekar aaya. And that’s why so many people, in general, complains about it but I look at it as a sort of blessing in disguise.” “Earlier, where was the fursat to just sit, talk and enjoy such great time with your loved ones. The same holds true for me too because the lockdown has given me an opportunity to spend quality time with family, especially my mother. Mumbai mein toh din kahaan chala jaata hai pata nahi chalta, as you are always running around for meetings, and shoots etc,” he added.
He also revealed that he spent his majority lockdown days in his village, Budhana (Uttar Pradesh) and Dehradun (Uttarakhand) with his younger brother. “I have done farming (at his family-owned farmland), watched some great movies and also spent time with my nieces and nephews. Aur kya chahiye? It’s surely been a very difficult time for everyone but aapke paas do hi options hain: either, you keep complaining, or try and look for some positives. I prefer the latter.”
Siddiqui also said that he watched some movies starring his most favourite actors such as Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day Lewis, Ricardo Darin and Tony Leung among others.
“For me, the medium has never really mattered. Even now, if people are able to watch my work on a streaming site, why should I complain? It’s a new space and I am enjoying it. Even audiences, who were happily consuming a particular kind of formulaic, happy-go-lucky fare, have got exposed to quality world cinema that, in turn, has moulded their taste in a big way. And that’s great news for actors like me. I feel once all of this (Covid-19 pandemic) settles down, people’s perspective and outlooks towards things, and even life, will alter in some way,” he concludes.
On the work front, the Sacred Games actor will next be seen in Bole Chudiyan and also has Jogira Sara Ra Ra in the pipeline. (ALSO READ: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Says, 'I Wept Bitterly When Kamal Haasan Cut My Role, His Daughter Shruti Consoled Me' - EXCLUSIVE)
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