Nawazuddin Siddiqui
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Nawazuddin: The hero of Bollywood is typecast easily..

By HT

New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has vowed not to step into the shoes of the typical Bollywood hero. He states the reason behind this is that the mainstream roles offered to the male artists in the industry often suffer from lack of depth and layers.
 
"It is my conscious decision to not play the typical hero roles because they are very cliched, and I don't want to get into that because there are no layers or complexity. The hero of Bollywood is typecast easily," says Nawaz, who was last seen in the film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.
 
The 43-year-old actor prefers his roles on the lines of his character in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, which, he feels, was a grey character, and much closer to reality..
 
The actor, an integral part of the offbeat cinema scene in India today, explains how every character influences him in a certain way and how the phenomenon works the other way around, too.
 
"The more you experience [you acquire], [the more] your thoughts change. While playing the role of writer Manto [Indo-Pakistani author Saadat Hasan Manto] in my next film, I could sense a lot of change in myself. There was so much daring in Manto that he wrote about whatever he did. With every character, a change comes. At the very moment you change as a person, your choices of characters also change," says Nawaz, who has, now, started taking up more commercial roles in films such as Munna Michael and Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.
 
When asked about this change in choices, Nawaz says, "I have been influenced by the stylish performance of James Bond for many years."