Did you know? Nawazuddin Siddiqui was once rejected by Mahesh Bhatt
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen as a photographer in Ritesh Batra’s ‘Photograph’, was once rejected by Mahesh Bhatt. The actor narrated the incident when he was asked about his portfolio. He said that he had once got rejected because he looked fairer in the pictures.
In the 2000s, when Nawazuddin Siddiqui came to Mumbai for the first time, he was struggling for auditions and got a portfolio clicked by a studio called Sandeepan. As the low light complimented his face, he looked fairer in the pictures.
Sharing his experience, he said, “I got selected for the first time for a song but when they called me in the office the director in front of me she asked where is Nawaz? I told her I am Nawaz and then I didn’t get selected for the song.”
On the work front, Nawaz will next be seen in Ritesh Batra’s ‘Photograph’ co-starring Sanya Malhotra. Sanya was last seen in ‘Badhaai Ho’.
‘Photograph’ presents an unusual pairing of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra, intriguing the audience to witness the refreshing chemistry. Nawazuddin, who has given the industry some characters which will live on forever, is set to deliver yet another interesting performance.
Written and directed by Ritesh Batra, ‘Photograph’ is presented by Amazon Studios in association with The Match Factory and is slated to release in India on 15th March, 2019.