EXCLUSIVE: Nawazuddin Siddiqui says his idol Kamal Haasan is as good as Anthony Hopkins

Updated on Nov 09, 2020 11:06 AM IST  |  1.9M
   
Nawazuddin Siddiqui says his idol Kamal Haasan is as good as Anthony Hopkins.
EXCLUSIVE: Nawazuddin Siddiqui says his idol Kamal Haasan is as good as Anthony Hopkins.
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui's career trajectory in Bollywood is one for the books. The actor's struggle to make it big with nothing but pure talent has impressed many not only in India, but on the international level as well. Before Nawazuddin Siddiqui found himself under the spotlight, the actor did many supporting roles that catapulted him to success that eventually led to bigger and better roles. In a recent chat with Pinkvilla, Nawaz opened up on his first few roles which never made it to the big screen. 

Looking back on his journey, Nawaz revealed that one of his first few roles with his role model Kamal Haasan in Hey Ram. Even though it wasn't a big role, Nawaz said that he was quite excited for his first big screen appearance and even took his friends along for the premiere. However, just before the premiere could begin, Kamal Haasan informed him that his role had been cut. Nawaz was obviously dejected by this but the actor said that it didn't matter in the long run because he got to work with his idol.

Speaking on working with his favourite actor Kamal Haasan, Nawaz said, "Am inspired by Kamal ji's performance even today. He is such a great actor. For me, he is equal and as good as Anthony Hopkins. On any level, Kamal Haasan is not less than Hopkins for me." He added that Kamal Haasan, Naseeruddin Shah and Dilip Kumar are three such actors whose films he has never missed. 

Sharing his opinion on how the outlook for supporting actors has changed over the years, Nawaz said, "It's a big change and welcome change. People have understood the value of these talented actors. It's wonderful. I hope this change keeps on happening. 

Watch Nawazuddin's exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla right here: 

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Comments
Anonymous : Both have rotten personal lives.
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : How much ever a man succeeds in his career, if he does not know how to treat his wife and kids, then he does not deserve any praise. He is a shut man !
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : You have no authority to peep into his personal life because you don't know the other side of a coin. Please try to Judge his acting skills through his movies.
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : Well Like you Nawaz he is a brilliant actor but a very bad man a sadistic one too...i think its fate
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : Stupid
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : learn more vocabulary u stupid person below
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : These words of Nawazuddin should also come from the Khans, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir and all the Bollywood heroes...the legend Kamal Hassan truly deserves such accolades...but they are not even wishing him for his birthday out of sheer jealous!!
REPLY 3 11 months ago
Anonymous : They pretend they do not know kamal, because he is a tamilan and one of the greatest in the industry..
REPLY 0 11 months ago