New Delhi, March 10 -- Trust actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui to pull off some of the most unconventional roles, film after film, with elan seldom seen in Bollywood. While he recently stunned all with his act in Badlapur, looks like the 40-year-old is hungry for more such character-driven roles.
"Lines are blurring between a hero and a character artist. Take for example, Aamir Khan's role in PK. It was not the usual masala role. His role had a very interesting character. Even in Badlapur, I am not exactly the stereotypical villain," says Nawaz, adding, "There is no black and white anymore in films. There are shades of grey for characters and that's what I want to portray. I want to do character-driven films, where I am the hero. In fact, I think now the typical masala films will soon be out."
In fact, in his next, Nawaz is playing a school teacher. "It is primarily a love story. And even though it is based in a small town, the situations and emotions are universal. Some of it will ring familiar with all of us," says the seasoned actor. "It is anything but a run-of-the-mill portrayal. We had to be extremely careful while giving shape to this character because it is about the very delicate relationship between a guru and his shishya (teacher and disciple). It couldn't be shady or cheesy.