Nawazuddin Siddiqui goes for basic look in ‘Mom’

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is almost unrecognizable in his look for Sridevi starrer ‘Mom’, took a huge leap of faith and completely followed director Ravi Udyawar’s vision.

Apart from a gruelling hair and make up session that lasted almost four hours, the powerhouse performer chose to sport basic kurtas and shirts sourced from the local markets in Delhi.

Infact the actor was so absorbed in his character that even the locals in Chandni Chowk Delhi where the team shot , didn’t recognise him .

Says director Ravi Udyawar, “There is a reason audiences and the industry alike refer to Nawazuddin as one of the finest actors in the country. When I explained his look to him , he was really excited because it gave him the oppurtunity to do something different and as an actor he is constantly on the lookout for doing something that challenges him .He got on the sets , sat through hours of hair and makeup…walked around the local streets, wearing basic clothes picked off the street and yet managed to steal the show”.

Funnily enough ‘Mom’ protagonist Sridevi on the very first day of the shoot walked in on the sets asking to meet Nawazuddin Siddiqui, completely unaware that it was the actor himself standing next to her in his unrecognizable avatar.

‘Mom’ starring Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna releases 7th July 2017.