Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who celebrated his 39th birthday on May 19 with friends Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena, Vikas Behl and Tannishta Chatterjee at Cannes, called it the most memorable birthday of his life. However, he had nothing special to wear on the day. “I had no time to get myself
any clothes. Ek suit ghar pe padaa hua tha jo pehle pehna nahin tha. Bas wohi lekar aa gaya (There was a suit I had at home. I just brought that with me),” says Nawazuddin, who has four films in various sections at the ongoing film festival.
Later at night, Nawazuddin’s friends hosted a birthday bash for him. “The overwhelming response to my films at Cannes is the highest point in my journey over the last one year. For 13 years, I was given no room to grow as an actor. But Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012) changed my life. I feel I’ve just begun living. So this is my first birthday,” says Nawazuddin.