Learnt from Nawazuddin, flattered by Naseeruddin’s praise: Inaamulhaq

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Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Inaamulhaq says that he learnt a lot from his “Firaaq” co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui and also that he was flattered with praise from veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah for his performance in “Airlift”.

Inaamulhaq’s first big break came with Nandita Das’ film, “Firaaq” where he shared screen space with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the film also starred Naseeruddin Shah among others.

“It was a very good film and Nawaz-bhai was my co-actor and I got the chance to learn a lot from him.”

“Naseer-bhai and other actors’ tracks were different, so didn’t get the opportunity to work with him, but he is my guru and he had come to NSD (National School Of Drama) for some time to teach. For ‘Airlift’ he praised me and told Raja Menon (director) to tell me that I had done a very good job. This was a big thing for me because he is in himself an acting institute,” the actor told IANS.

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Brought up in Saharanpur village, Inaamulhaq had interest in acting since a very young age and even started performing in plays despite his strict father’s rules.

He graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD), and then continued theatre, but still couldn’t manage the funds to come to Mumbai to become an actor. He sustained himself by writing for television shows like “Karamchand” and “Comedy Circus” among others, while keeping his passion for acting alive.

He will also be seen in the film “Chidiya”, one of the 14 scripts that was offered to him.

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