Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui who has won the hearts of the audience with splendid performances over the years has evolved as one of the most bankable actors of the industry. The actor who has made his place in the industry after years of a struggle solely by hard work and sincerity recently expressed his views on the ongoing nepotism debate and said that he finds it unfair when people say that only star kids get work in the film industry.
While speaking at the launch of the book 'The Stranger in Me' on Tuesday, April 30, the actor reportedly said that he believes if one has talent, work will eventually follow.
When asked if he feels people from non-film family background find it harder to make it, Nawazuddin told reporters, "The good thing about the industry is that if you have the talent, then sooner or later people see it. It isn't that any person walking on the street can say they are not getting work. It takes time. If you have it on you, no one can stop you."
"We can't say we are getting step-motherly treatment and no one is giving us work. It isn't like that." he added further.
The 'Photograph' actor further mentioned how digital platforms have brought in a lot of opportunities for the newcomers to exercise their talent.
Talking about the same he said, "There is a new wave of actors today working in web series and films because they have the talent. If you have the talent, you will get work eventually."
Kangana Ranaut and Karan Johar's spat on 'Koffee With Karan' years back is famous or rather infamous, for it started an almighty debate. When the actress had come as a guest at his show, she had openly called him the 'flag bearer of nepotism' in Bollywood, pointing out to the fact he always launches star kids. This had kicked off the great nepotism debate which went on and on for months and apparently still continuing.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has quite a number of films in line for release including 'Bole Chudiyan' where he is all set to share screen space with gold actress Mouni Roy. Moreover, recently he wrapped up shooting for 'Raat Akeli Hai' which also stars Radhika Apte. In fact, he is also roped for an international venture which will be an adaptation of Aasif Mandvi's book 'No Land's Man'.
(With inputs from PTI)
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