Many Bollywood stars might obsess over achieving six-pack abs but Nawazuddin Siddiqui prefers his lean body structure as he feels it allows him to do variety of roles. When asked about the physique-conscious Bollywod, Siddiqui in a Q&A here said, “I think six-pack (abs) body limits you as an actor. I can do a variety of roles as I have a normal body structure.”
The 42-year-old Badlapur star interacted with the audience at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), where he was honoured with the best actor award for his performance as a psychopathic serial killer in Raman Raghav 2.0.
The actor described the role as his most challenging work yet. “The entire film process had been very challenging. It has been very challenging role for me as the character I am playing was someone, who loves killing people.”
Siddiqui further said that he believed the most difficult and vital part of acting was to achieve the level of honesty in the role that an actor plays. The Anurag Kashyap-directed film is a part of the festival this year among the 50 films from India and sub-continent.
Both Sonam Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui bagged the best actress and best actor awards at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2016. While Sonam, 31, was awarded for her performance in Neerja Bhanot’s biopic, Neerja, Nawazuddin won the award for his role of psycho serial killer in Raman Raghav 2.0.
Expressing his delight over the award, Nawazuddin said “I am thankful for considering me for this award.” Other nominees in best male performance were Ranveer Singh for Bajirao Mastaani, Shah Rukh Khan for Fan and Manoj Bajpai for Aligargh. Sonam dedicated her award to the Bhanot family.
“I am very lucky to be up here…This is a real story about a women who is only 23 years old. I want to thank Bhanot family specially the mother who passed away… Its a film about compassion more than anything else,” she said. Filmmaker Shakun Batra’s Kapoor and Sons and Leena Yadav’s Parched also scooped the top awards.