When Siddiqui was offered the role for Miss Lovely, he was frustrated at the way he was being treated by the industry. This was much before Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahaani and Paan Singh Tomar came his way. But was the actor happy with the script? He says, â€œI found the script very complex. There was too much detailing in the script and my character. I thought it was a difficult film and did not know how to go about it.â€
â€œYou will find my performance very raw. In fact, I had to start all over again as an actor. The unlearning process is much more difficult.â€ Wondering what the actor had to unlearn? He had to unlearn the very core of what was taught in National School of Drama, as the film is raw and does not need acting.
An ecstatic Nawaz states, â€œThe film has an experimental narrative. The camera work is also very different.â€
Since this film featured at the Cannes Film Festival, critics are not happy with his performance as it's not up to the mark. But, the actor doesn't bother about the criticism he is receiving towards Miss Lovely. â€œI'm not here to give only good performances. Kharab acting bhi karke dekhna chahta hoon. It's a compliment that people are saying this about me; at least they are saying something.â€ said the actor.
Apart from recognition, what does the actor prefer? â€œI want to re-discover myself in every character I portray. Or maybe, I want to live many lives in one life. Life does not always provide an opportunity to speak the truth, but camera does. We get tired speaking lies in real life, but in front of camera, you speak the truth, just the truth.â€ Well said than written Mr. Siddiqui!
Apart from acting, is he interested in writing? â€œNoâ€! says the actor. â€œCan't really put myself to write, though I have lots of ideas.â€ With this thought, the actor is turning producer with Miyan Kal Aana - his brother's directorial.