Hours after Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s cryptic tweet created a furore as it hinted at him being discriminated in the film industry on the basis of his skin colour, the Bollywood actor has now said that it was just a reply and the entire Bollywood is not racist.
This is what he had tweeted:
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
On Tuesday, Nawazuddin attended a press conference with co-star Tiger Shroff for his upcoming film Munna Michael when the question regarding his viral tweet popped up.
“I tweeted what I felt. Someone had said something to me and that tweet is a reply to that. No, the industry is not like that. But that person belongs to the industry, whose reply I have given. I have been hearing that since childhood but still I am still here and the industry has accepted me. When I was young and I expressed my desire to become an actor, people around me said, ‘Have you looked at yourself?’. Even later, when I used to go to offices in Mumbai, everyone used to tell me that I don’t look like an actor. So these things are there everywhere, not just in Bollywood," he said.
Tiger Shroff, while talking on the same issue, said, “Nawaz sir has a huge fan following and wherever I go with him, female fans are more eager to meet the ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ star as they are crazy about him. It’s fascinating that women are crazy about Nawaz sir.”
On the work front, Nawazuddin is all set to win our hearts in a different avatar in Munna Michael where he will be shaking his leg with Tiger Shroff. Nawaz will also be seen in Kushan Nandy’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, which features Bidita Bag and Divya Dutta in lead roles.
(Feature Image Source: PTI)