Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Indian Audiences

Petta Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been praised for his portrayal of Bal Thackeray in “Thackeray”, the movie, based on late Shiv Sena has been slammed by some critics for being biased. The critically acclaimed actor says Indian audiences do not like to see the protagonist in shades of grey and that if only the negative side of the protagonist is reflected on the big screen, this will severely impact the box office.

Nawaz had stated that Our society is not ready to see the negative traits in the heroes. his previous films ‘Manto’ and ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ did not perform well.  Even though he tried his best to present the characters without any polishing, but with lukewarm responses he realised that Indian audience is not ready to see heroes with negative characteristics. ‘Thackeray’, is Nawazuddin’s first biggest opening as the solo lead role.’

Nawaz feels honoured and blessed that he got an opportunity to play Balasahebji on screen.” But the 44-year-old also said he does not like “giving much attention to box office collections.” Talking about the film’s success, Nawazuddin said that “Thackeray” has motivated him to keep doing “challenging roles” in future projects.