Nawazuddin Siddiqui has recently been in the news owing to his wife filing divorce with him. However, in a recent interaction with the media, he’s made some statements that have him making headlines again.
The actor, when asked about the casting couch – which many well-known names have released personal accounts about – said, according to DNA India, “No, I have not faced that. In fact people are trying to frame the industry. It is all false. I don’t know, the media has made it a habit to find all nastiness in the industry. They want their breaking news. If you explore in other fields and departments, you will find more to talk about. I don’t understand, why do you try and find mistakes in our industry only?”.
He went on to add, “It is the safest place in comparison to other fields and departments. The media should stop trying to defame the industry time-and-again. It is absolutely wrong. People who don’t have any status are also established here. People who dream and are passionate about something come here. This is a place where a dream you saw in a village gets fulfilled. Despite that, you (media) talk bad about them”.
Further attacking the media, Siddqui continued, “Can you be any more ungrateful? Non-talented people are also stars here. Can there be a more beautiful place? The way you call us all kinds of hell, it is very wrong and shouldn’t happen. Did I have any status? I used to live in a small village. I did a little theatre and training and came to Mumbai. People noticed that I do good work so they gave me more work. People who deserve get work, right? Even if they don’t, they also turn stars here. In the whole country, if people have dreams, this industry accepts them. Do you know that?”
Siddiqui’s last offering was ZEE5’s ‘Ghoomketu’.