National Award Winner Nawazuddin Siddiqui is known for his impeccable performances in Bollywood films like Talaash, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Kahaani, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Raees and Haraamkhor among others. He is counted among the most versatile actors of Bollywood. His journey inspires all the newcomers to try their luck in Bollywood without having a big Bollywood ‘khandaan’ backing them. But, his journey of stardom brings out the true face of the Hindi film industry at the forefront. And this is what our very own Faizal Khan of Bollywood is probably talking about in his recent obscure tweet.
Late on Monday evening, Nawazuddin took to his twitter handle and wrote, “Thank U 4 making me realise dat I cannot b paired along wid d fair & handsome bcz I m dark & not good looking, but I never focus on that.”
People are now curious to know the reason behind this tweet about biases in the film industry on the basis of skin color. As last year, Nawaz claimed that there is no racism in the industry. “I think there is no racism in this film industry. They are only in need of talent though it takes time, if you are talented you will get your due. I am thankful to be part of this industry,” he stated in an earlier interview.
In the early days of his long career, Nawazuddin was a TV reject and was not more than a junior artist on a film set. He even agreed to do a one-minute cameo role in Aamir Khan starrer Sarfarosh released in 1999, hoping that the “one-minute role would lead to two-minute ones.”