Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most popular actors in the industry. As many already know, he was recently nominated at The International Emmy Awards for Best Performance by an Actor. The actor scored a nomination for his terrific performance in Sudhir Mishra's film 'Serious men'. He has come a long way in his career. However, it wasn't an easy ride.
In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Nawazuddin talked about the prevalent racism in the Indian film industry. He was speaking about his co-star in the film, Indira Tiwari, whom he hopes will get another lead role after Serious Men.
"Sudhir saab has immense knowledge about cinema, and his thought process is very practical. He cast her as the heroine, and I can guarantee you that there is so much racism in our industry, I will be very happy if she is cast as the lead again. Sudhir Mishra did it, but what about the head honchos in charge? More than nepotism, we have a racism problem," he said.
He continued, "I fought against it for many years, and I hope that dark-skinned actresses are made heroines; it's very important I'm not even talking about skin colour; there is a bias that exists in the industry which needs to end for better films to be made... I was rejected for many years only because I'm short and I look a certain way, although I can't complain now. But there are so many other great actors who fall prey to this kind of bias." ALSO READ:Heropanti 2: Nawazuddin Siddiqui To Recreate Vinod Khanna’s Iconic ‘Panther Walk’ In The Tiger Shroff-Starrer Film
Nawazuddin made his acting debut with a small role in the Aamir Khan-starrer Sarfarosh. He then appeared in Ram Gopal Varma's Shool, as well as Rajkumar Hirani's Munnabhai MBBS. However, he gained recognition for his performance in Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur II. And then, there was no looking back for the actor.