You are perceived a good actor only if you give a 100 crore hit; says Nawazuddin

The ‘Raman Raghav’ actor; who has carved a niche for himself in the industry said he doesn't care about box office validation but if an actor's talent is measured in numbers, he can play the game too.

You are perceived a good actor only if you give a 100 crore hit; says Nawazuddin You are perceived a good actor only if you give a 100 crore hit; says Nawazuddin Source : press

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one contemporary actor who has redefined acting for the audiences with his out of the box film choices and breathtakingly fresh acting chops. And the actor who was last seen in Shiv Sena supremo; Balasaheb Thackray's biopic, titled ‘Thackray' is thrilled at the film's performance at the box office.


He is more thrilled because the film has done wonders at a time when a "strong" perception rules the trade that; an actor is considered a heavy-weight performer only when his/her film crosses the Rs 100-crore mark. 


The ‘Raman Raghav' actor; who has carved a niche for himself in the industry said he doesn't care about box office validation but if an actor's talent is measured in numbers, he can play the game too. 


Further stating," I don't care about the box office. If I did, I would've done song and dance films throughout my career, the ones which go on to become hits. But today it is being perceived that you're a good actor only if you give a 100-crore hit."


Talking about this changing perception of a successful actor; Nawaz further added," Since it's perceived you're an actor only when you give hit films, I feel I should start doing films where there's a comedy with a 'tadka' of content. I can do the films I believe in and also this kind of cinema once in a while."


When quizzed about his choice of ‘Thackray'; the actor said," I wasn't worried about the box office on Friday but I was slightly nervous because unlike what we call 'content-driven films' which too now have five songs this wasn't the one. So I was nervous about how the film would be received. I also wondered whether our liberal audience would like it."


He further added," The film didn't have songs. There was no comedy, no suspense. It was just about the life of a man, whose story we chronicled in two hours. When a film like this works, you feel happy. We saw profit from the weekend itself and it's great to see the film stand tall."


While a lot of people termed the film as a ‘propaganda film'; Nawaz has a befitting reply for all. The actor said," What have we done as propaganda? For years we have been making films which are hero-centric, where we show no weakness, no darkness of the hero. Isn't that propaganda? When you show your hero as this perfect, holier than thou man, that is propaganda too"


On the professional front; Nawazuddin has as many as six projects in the making, including Ritesh Batra's Photograph alongside Sanya Malhotra and the second season to the super successful Netflix series ‘Sacred Games' along with Saif Ali Khan.


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