Nawazuddin Siddiqui started his Bollywood career with 1999’s hit film Sarfarosh. However, he went unnoticed in the film. Nawazuddin embarked on his successful journey in Bollywood as a lead only after Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. We take a look at the best roles of Nawazuddin, who is one of the most off-beat and versatile actors in Bollywood. Here are the top five memorable roles of Nawazuddin Siddiqui over the years.
Essaying the role of a television reporter, Nawazuddin’s delirious character in the film was one of the initial roles where his acting potential was widely recognised. The film showed Nawazuddin Siddiqui and others depicting a vivid perspective on rural life. Poverty and inconveniences faced by the rural area residents was well portrayed by Nawazuddin.
Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur was a groundbreaking performance by NawazudinSiddiqui, as he played the role of Faizal Khan. His famous dialogue, “Sabka badla lega re tera faizal’ , still echoes in the audience's memory. He portrayed the character of a ruthless goon rather effortlessly and paved way for many more excellent, negative roles.
Badlapur, the dark drama was enjoyed by the audience for two reasons specifically. The first reason being Varun Dhawan’s first role as character with grey shades, who suffers due to his lover’s death. The second reason is Nawazuddin’s eccentric portrayal of the villainous, Liak. The sometimes comical and sometimes serious character essayed by the actor was applauded by many.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui transformed into a gangster Ganesh Gaitonde in the Sacred Games Series. Nawaz's performance in the show gave him global recognition. Author Paulo Coelho commended Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Twitter for his amusing performance in the series.
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