“I get inspired from real life characters and not films”: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is gearing up for his upcoming film Thackeray which is based on the life of the founder of Indian political party, Shiv Sena and world’s renowned cartoonist, Balasaheb Thackarey.

Nawaz, who has earlier played several real life characters with ease in films like Manto, Manjhi: The Mountain Man, Raman Raghav 2.0 to name a few, believes that he takes inspiration from real life characters and not films.

In an interview, Nawaz says, “I get inspired from real life characters and not from films. My entire observation and learning is from the real people. I can’t bound myself in one room but have to be around common people. It is true that you give a lot to your character and in return it also takes a lot from you. This give and take is a process.”

Produced by Viacom Motion Pictures, Carnival Pictures and Raut’ers Entertainment and directed by Abhijit Panse, the film also stars Amrita Rao, who is playing the role of Meena Tai Thackarey; and is all set to hit the silver screens on 25th January, 2019.

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