Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on winning the National Film Awards' Special Jury Award.
Q. Have you been to original Wasseypur locality in Dhanbad. Asked by: kamaal
A. Yes, I was there 15 days before we started shooting for the movie.
Q. Sir, I am huge fan of yours.. loved each and every movie from 'GOW', 'Kahaani', 'Special 26' to all. Now that you have received a national award, do you feel you will still like working in mainstream cinema or serious movies? Asked by: Harsh Sarawagi
A. There is no gap between mainstream or serious. So even serious movies I have done are doing well at box office.
Q. Adaab Nawaz! Asked by: Yaseen Anwer
Q. Are you a religious person; how often you do Namaz? Asked by: Khan Rabbani
A. I try to...I believe in every religion.
Q. Any planning for Hollywood or other foreign movies? Asked by: badal
A. If I get graceful role I will do it. If its important & lead role, I will accept. But there are many talented directors in Bollywood.
Q. How important songs are for Bollywood films? Asked by: Yaseen Anwer
A. If the songs are enhancing or creating emotions then its fine.
Q. Your all time favorite song? Asked by: Yaseen Anwer
A. Roz roz aankho tale....
Q. Your favorite lyricist from current lot? Asked by: Yaseen Anwer
A. Swanand Kirkire
Q. Name of your favourite actor, actress and director... Asked by: Khan Rabbani
A. I have many favourite directors, especially young directors like Anurag Kashyag, vasan, swapan verma, sholak sharma, ashim ahuluwalia. Dilip kumar is my favourite actor.
Q. Will you by any chance, direct a movie in future? Asked by: Salamat Siddique
A. No, I don't want to direct films.
Q. How it feels to win a National award? Asked by: Sapan
A. Offcourse, definitely I'm feeling very special.
Q. What is the next movie where we will see you in lead? Asked by: Gagan
A. 22nd March 'Aatma' is releasing, 'Bombay talkies' releasing on 3rd. 'Dekhenge' & 'Mountain Men' are my upcoming films.
Q. Congrats Nawazuddin. Would you be acting in 'Kahaani-2' ? Asked by: Indranil
A. Offcourse, I will work for Kahani-2. Thanks for your wishes.
Q. Is 'Munnabhai MBBS' is your first movie? Asked by: Viplove
A. 'Sarfarosh' was my first film.
Q. Given a change to work in other regional cinemas known for their intellectual angle like Bengali art movies or so, would you give it a shot? Asked by: David
Q. One director you would like to work with over and over? Asked by: Yaseen Anwer
A. Anurag Kashyap
Q. Hello sir, which was the most challenging role to you so far? Asked by: aisha
A. All roles are challenging...'Sarfarosh' is one of them.
Q. Do you prefer theater or cinemas? and how did theater helped you in Bollywood? Asked by: Tushar Nigam
A. Yes, theater has helped me in Bollywood. I would like to do both.
Q. You have always appeared in powerful roles in each movie even if you are not in lead. How do you select your roles & movies? Asked by: vishal devpura
A. I go for the director. Cinema is a director's medium.
Q. What do you think is the future of the Indian independent cinema in the age of '100-crore club' films. Isn't over commercialisation of films eating into off-beat films? Asked by: Vikas Yogi
A. No, small budget films are also successful.
Q. Nawaz! I am a big fan of yours! And I just want to congratulate you on your perseverance and hard work. Your story is an inspiration to many. Plz be as picky in your scripts as you are now. Good luck! Asked by: Atul
A. Thanks a lot.
Q. Are you looking for a particular roles? or which ever comes as a script you take that as a challenge and do it? Asked by: Sapan
A. No, I'm not looking for a particular roles. I have variety of scripts with different types of roles.
Q. What are your weak point and strong point. Asked by: Viplove
A. I'm confuse most of the time, that's my weakness. I have a habit of getting rejected so that's my strength now.
Q. No question - just a comment - you are very special - a real actor - please carry on and give us the pleasure of the excellent level of performances that you consistently deliver. Asked by: c4conscience
A. Thanks a lot. I will not let you down.
Q. Where do you see down the line 10 years? Asked by: Yaseen Anwer
A. I don't know. Wherever the life will take me, I'll be there.