Rajkumar Hirani reveals what he said to Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the sets of ‘Munnabhai MBBS’

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Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Sanju’ proved to be a blockbuster that was appreciated by critics and audiences alike. As a director, he has an enviable track record. He has made 5 films, and all of them have been superhits.

As for Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the actor made a huge mark with his role in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 2’ and there has been no looking back for the actor ever since. Before he made his mark in the industry, Nawazuddin had to struggle a lot in life. At times, an actor of his stature had to contend with playing small roles.

One such instance is his role in ‘Munnabhai MBBS’. He plays a thief who pickpockets Sunil Dutt and gets caught. As a result, he gets beaten up by the mob. Speaking about the scene, Rajkumar Hirani said at the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) Masterclass, “People had to beat him up in that scene and they really did that! I told him ‘Nawaz you’ve done an amazing work, you’re a great actor!’ But in my head, I never thought that Nawazuddin Siddiqui would become such a huge actor that he is today.

Surely, we would love to see Hirani and Siddiqui collaborate again as they are both great at their profession.

Also read: ‘Sanju’: Rajkumar Hirani recreates a scene from ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ after 15 years!