Nawazuddin Siddiqui says Lockdown was a blessing as he spent some quality time with family

The actor talks about how he spent time during the lockdown with his family. He also called the lockdown ‘a blessing in disguise.’

Since the start of lockdown, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been in the news constantly. While he has released three digital films but the reason for he is in the news is because of his personal reasons. In his latest interview with Hindustan Times, The Sacred Games actor spoke about how he got to spend time with his family especially his mother.

During the chat, he said, “Isme koi doubt nahi hai ki pandemic/lockdown bahut saare logon ke liye pareshaaniyan lekar aaya. And that’s why so many people, in general, complains about it but I look at it as a sort of blessing in disguise.” He further added, “Earlier, where was the fursat to just sit, talk and enjoy such great time with your loved ones. The same holds true for me too because the lockdown has given me an opportunity to spend quality time with family, especially my mother. Mumbai mein toh din kahaan chala jaata hai pata nahi chalta, as you are always running around for meetings, and shoots etc.”

He also revealed that he spent the majority of the lockdown in his village Budhana (Uttar Pradesh) and Dehradun (Uttarakhand) with his younger brother. The actor further revealed that he did farming on the family farm-land and spent quality time with his nieces and nephews watching movies. “It’s surely been a very difficult time for everyone but aapke paas do hi options hain: either, you keep complaining, or try and look for some positives. I prefer the latter.”

Siddiqui said that he spent his time watching some movies starring his favourite actors like Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ricardo Darin and Tony Leung.

While talking about his films being released on OTT platforms, the actor said, “For me, the medium has never really mattered. Even now, if people are able to watch my work on a streaming site, why should I complain? It’s a new space and I am enjoying it. Even audiences, who were happily consuming a particular kind of formulaic, happy-go-lucky fare, have got exposed to quality world cinema that, in turn, has moulded their taste in a big way. And that’s great news for actors like me. I feel once all of this (Covid-19 pandemic) settles down, people’s perspective and outlooks towards things, and even life, will alter in some way.”

Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in upcoming movies such as Bole Chudiyan and Jogira Sara Ra Ra.

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