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Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Inspiration behind the bars!

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

By HT

New Delhi, Feb. 15 -- Known to be a method actor who delivers life-like performances, Nawazuddin Siddiqui went a step ahead to prepare for the role of a prisoner in his upcoming intense revenge drama, Badlapur.

Divulging more, a source from the film's unit says, "The hard work that Nawaz puts in his films is known to all, so as part of the preparation for his role in Badlapur he visited the Nasik jail to take inspiration from prisoners."

The source adds that it wasn't just a visit, Nawaz in fact mingled with the prisoners to understand their way of life. "He chatted with them to get an insight into their daily life and adapt to their body language - like how they eat, take a bath and stay inside the jail. For few days he even lived the life of a prisoner to get into the skin of his character," adds the source. Confirming the same, the film's director Sriram Raghavan says, "Nawaz used to observe the inmates of Nasik jail and would strike a conversation with them as and when he could. In fact, gradually Nawaz became so comfortable that he had thought of staying back there for a week just to relax."

Produced by Dinesh Vijan, directed by Sriram Raghavan and presented by Eros International and Maddock Films, Badlapur is all set to release on February 20.