He may be widely hailed as one of the most talented actors of Bollywood, but it seems Nawazuddin Siddiqui still has to face discrimination due to his skin colour.
In a tweet, the 43-year-old actor hinted at having a run-in with racism recently.
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.— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) July 17, 2017
The actor, however, did not share any further details regarding the incident which prompted him to write the post on the social media site.
According to International Business Times, Nawaz, in an interview last year, had said that there is no racism in Bollywood. “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 had said.
In the early years of his career, Nawaz was a TV reject and was no more than a junior artiste on a film set. He even agreed to one-minute film roles hoping that the “one-minute role would lead to two-minute ones.” He did a small role in 1999 film Sarfarosh starring Aamir Khan, reported The Indian Express.
On the work front, Nawazuddin recently made a special appearance in Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos and is all set to shake a leg in his upcoming release Munna Michael which also stars Tiger Shroff. Munna Michael is slated to release on July 21. He will also be seen as Saadat Hasan Manto in Nandita Das’ short film titled In Defence of Freedom.
While his tweet hinted at the dark side of the industry, several fans have supported Nawaz on social media.
You’re one of the best & evergreen actors of Indian cinema.— Syed Yahya Hussaini (@SYahyaHussaini) July 17, 2017
Who give a damn about looks.. Hero ko acting aani chahiye Smart to Salman khan bhi hai…— Abhinav Singh (@abhinavkis2608) July 17, 2017
U r d bestttt superb handsomeActing ke baap ho sir aap— 😻Roma😻 (@SRKsNish) July 17, 2017
You’re an actor and not a model. You’re one of the best talents we have in our country, sir.— Sumit (@SRKholicSumit) July 17, 2017
(Feature Image Source: PTI)