Nawazuddin Siddiqui recently spoke to a leading agency about the evolution of Indian cinema.
He said, “I think only the heroes can become stereotypical, not actors. It is the concept of hero in our films that you and I have been seeing for the last 60 years.”
“The Bollywood hero who sings and dances with a heroine by his side, fights but still manages to look good after a beating, has become a stereotype. An actor can never become a typecast,” he addded.
Nawaz says further, “I think it’s important for an actor to try out characters with different dimensions. I’ve done intense films but I have also done films like ‘Freaky Ali’ and ‘Lunchbox’ which were pretty light-hearted.”
He continued, “Cinema is an art seen by thousands of people. It is not just for a niche audience. So films should have such a quality that it can be enjoyed by everyone. It should be all-encompassing.”
He concluded, “We cannot blame the audience for not coming to the theatres. The makers should also think about the audience. In some cases, the filmmakers themselves do not see their films twice. How can they expect the audience to come and see it?”–CINEWS