Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Critically acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who terms it a great chance of getting to share screen with Salman Khan in Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’ (2014), says the superstar’s honesty is his biggest asset.

“We may come from different schools of acting. And I like to prepare for my scenes. But once on the sets, we both like to improvise a lot with our scenes. What I like about Salman is his honesty. He is exactly the same outside and inside. It’s this quality of transparency that connects him with the audience,” Siddiqui told IANS.

“It’s (‘Kick’) the biggest film I’ve worked in so far…I have a grey and very substantial role. This film will give me a much broader audience base because of Salman Khan’s presence,” he said.

Siddiqui also poured heaps of praises on Nadiadwala who has turned director with the project. “‘Kick’ may officially be his first film as director. But Sajid saab has grown up on the sets watching directors shoot films for his grandfather and father. Shooting ‘Kick’ with Sajid Saab I didn’t feel I was being directed by a first-time director,” said the National Award winning actor.

Siddiqui also revealed that initially, Nadiadwala asked him to change his style of acting. “Sajid saab did tell me to raise the octave of my acting-pitch by one notch. However, when we got down to doing the scenes, we discovered that my normal style of performance suited the film’s mood just fine,” the actor said.

Now the actor is also very excited about Sriram Raghavan’s ‘Badlapur’. “I’ve a positive role in ‘Badlapur’. And what a director Sriram Raghavan is! His detailing of scenes and his entire approach to characters and direction are so different from Sajid Nadiadwala. Both have been learning experiences in their own right for me,” he said.

Siddiqui was also impressed with his co-star Varun Dhawan’s talent who was seen recently in ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ (2014). “He is so dedicated at getting the role right at such a young age. He has only done bright films so far. This is his dark film. And he blends into the mood so effectively,” he concluded.

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