Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Thackeray: We have been making films which are hero centric, isn’t that a propaganda?

Nawazzudin Siddiqui is happy that Thackeray emerged as a hit when there’s a notion that an actor is considered as a good performer only when the film crosses the Rs 100-crore mark. Read on.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Thackeray: We have been making films which are hero-centric, isn’t that a propaganda?Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Thackeray: We have been making films which are hero-centric, isn’t that a propaganda?
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the strong actors that our Bollywood industry has. He has given up amazing performances. He gets into the skin of a character for all the movies he does. We have seen him playing the role of a controversial writer Saadat Haasan Manto and he also nailed the character of Balasaheb Thackeray. Nawaz is happy that Thackeray emerged as a hit when there’s a notion that an actor is considered as a good performer only when the film crosses the Rs 100-crore mark. 
 
Nawaz doesn’t believe in the idea of box office numbers. “I don't care about the box office. If I did, I would've done song and dance films throughout my career, the ones which go on to become hits. But today it is being perceived that you're a good actor only if you give a 100-crore hit," Nawaz told PTI. “Since it's perceived you're an actor only when you give hit films, I feel I should start doing films where there's a comedy with a 'tadka' of content. I can do the films I believe in and also this kind of cinema once in a while," he added. 
 
Talking about Thackeray, Nawaz said that the film didn’t have songs and there was no comedy and suspense. It was just about the life of a man, whose story they showed on the big screen in two hours. Nawaz also said that he was never nervous about how will the film fare at the box office. He was more worried about how will it be received by the audience. The film was called a propaganda film by a section of people. Nawaz doesn’t understand the whole idea behind the argument. On these lines, he said, “What have we done as propaganda? For years we have been making films which are hero-centric, where we show no weakness, no darkness of the hero. Isn't that propaganda? When you show your hero as this perfect, holier than thou man, that is propaganda too.” Do you agree with his thoughts? Let us know in the comments below! 
 
 

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