Hard work has started paying off: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

By Hindustan Times

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s is one of the most impressive stories of resilience in Bollywood. He made his debut over a decade ago with a blink-and-you-miss-it role in Sarfarosh (1999). But it’s only in the last three years that he has gained recognition. Now, honoured with a Special Jury National Award — for Talaash, Kahaani and Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012) — he says, “It’s a great honour.” And with big roles coming his way, he promises not to be “greedy”.

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Is there a sense of vindication in finally being recognised after years of struggle?
It’s a great feeling as my performances in all three films — Taalash, Kahaani and Gangs of Wasseypur (all 2012) — have been acknowledged together