There’s little doubt that the lockdown introduced alongside its share of issues, in addition to the truth that individuals have been cooped up at their houses. However Nawazuddin Siddiqui is clearly in no temper to complain. He says: “Isme koi doubt nahi hai ki pandemic/lockdown bahut saare logon ke liye pareshaaniyan lekar aaya. And that’s why so many individuals, usually, complains about it however I take a look at it as a form of blessing in disguise.”
The Kick (2014) actor goes on to clarify: “Earlier, the place was the fursat to only sit, discuss and revel in such nice time along with your family members. The identical holds true for me too as a result of the lockdown has given me a possibility to spend high quality time with household, particularly my mom. Mumbai mein toh din kahaan chala jaata hai pata nahi chalta, as you’re all the time operating round for conferences, and shoots and so forth.”
Siddiqui has spent a majority of the lockdown days between his village, Budhana (Uttar Pradesh) and Dehradun (Uttarakhand; his youthful brother stays there). “I’ve performed farming (at his family-owned farmland), watched some nice films and likewise frolicked with my nieces and nephews. Aur kya chahiye? It’s absolutely been a really tough time for everybody however aapke paas do hello choices hain: both, you retain complaining, or attempt to search for some positives. I desire the latter,” says the actor, who watched films starring “a few of his most favorite actors” corresponding to Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day Lewis, Ricardo Darin and Tony Leung amongst others.
Work-wise, the Hindi movie business could have began to maneuver once more when it comes to shootings and so forth., Siddiqui is not any hurry. “I’m a form of individual, who moulds and adjusts in accordance with the given state of affairs, so I used to be advantageous with a great deal of work, and I’m additionally okay when there’s been no shoots and so forth. Iss samay security aur survival sabse zyaada necessary hai. Jab waqt aayega toh kaam bhi kar lenge,” says the actor, who has had a gentle stream of initiatives — corresponding to Ghoomketu, Raat Akeli Hai and Critical Males — popping out in the course of the lockdown, on numerous OTT platforms.
“For me, the medium has by no means actually mattered. Even now, if persons are in a position to watch my work on a streaming website, why ought to I complain? It’s a brand new area and I’m having fun with it. Even audiences, who had been fortunately consuming a specific form of formulaic, happy-go-lucky fare, have gotten uncovered to high quality world cinema that, in flip, has moulded their style in an enormous manner. And that’s nice information for actors like me. I really feel as soon as all of this (Covid-19 pandemic) settles down, individuals’s perspective and outlooks in direction of issues, and even life, will alter indirectly,” says the Manjhi: The Mountain Man actor, who will subsequent be seen in movies corresponding to Bole Chudiyan and Jogira Sara Ra Ra.