Nawazuddin Siddiqui has made a mark in Bollywood and has shared the screenspace with big names like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. The actor has starred in several other movies and despite being a star, the actor says he deeply misses his 'theatre days' in Delhi's Mandi House. The actor got nostalgic at a recent interview and revealed,
"I have worked in Delhi for seven years. I was with the National School of Drama for three years and did street plays for four years. I remember the time when people would not get enough space to rehearse at the Mandi House central park because there were so many others practising. Wo memories kabhi nahi bhuli jaati (One can't forget those memories)."
The actor also said that theatre artists belong to a different league of people altogether, and have no comparisons whatsoever. "I'm talking about the time frame between the year 1992 to 2000, the kind of artists theatre produced in those days have no comparison. There used to be no internet or mobile at that time and people were just focused on rehearsing for their roles in a play."
On the work front, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's upcoming film Haraamkhor is slated to hit the theatres on January 13, 2017. The film is quite controversial and several fringe groups had objected to its release. The film shows a school teacher (Nawazuddin) falling in love with his student, who is studying in his class. The actor will also be seen in Shahrukh Khan's Raees, which is all set to be released on January 25, 2016.