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Nawazuddin Siddiqui ‘Wept Bitterly’ After Kamal Haasan Removed His Role From Hey Ram
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui told that when his role was taken from Kamal Haasan’s Hey Ram, he wept bitterly, Kamal’s daughter Shruti Haasan had to console him
Nawazuddin Siddiqui told that when his role was taken from Kamal Haasan’s Hey Ram
New Delhi: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui exposed about the times when he was replaced from Kamal Haasan’s Hey Ram movie and how painful it was for him. Nawaz told that Kamal’s daughter, Shruti Hassan consoled him afterwards.He shared earlier experiences of his film journey when his roles were removed from many project but replacement from Hey Ram film hurt the most because he respected Kamal.
He told SpotboyE in an interview, “There were many incidents when I did small roles and then the role was edited out. But the one incident that stays with me involves one of my idols Kamal Haasan. I was his Hindi dialogue coach on his film Hey Ram (2000) which he directed and also played the lead. When Kamalji offered me a small role in Hey Ram I was as excited as a child. He is one of my idols alongside Dilip Kumar, Naseeruddin Shah, Anthony Hopkins and Denzel Washington. I’ve seen each and every film of theirs repeatedly.
”Describing his role, Nawaz added, “It was actually a substantial role. I was supposed to be this victim of a mob attack whom Kamalji rescues.I was excited about this opportunity to share screen space with my idol.” But when the role was removed from the final film, Nawaz said he ‘wept bitterly’ and remembers Shruti consoling him. But, the actor said, he holds no grudges. “How could I be resentful? Kamalji is such a complete artist with his knowledge stretching far beyond. Unka toh mujhe naam bhil lene mein hichkichaahat hoti hai (I hesitate to even say his name).”
Nawaz played small roles in Aamir Khan’s Sarfarosh and Sanjay Dutt’s Munna Bhai MBBS, then with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur.Nawaz lined for Ghoomketu, Honey Trehan’s murder mystery Raat Akeli Hai and Sudhir Mishra’s Serious Men.