Nawazuddin Siddiqui speaks about caste discrimination, says “it is in their veins”

Speaking about the recent caste-based Hathras Rape case, the actor spoke about his experience with caste discrimination. He said he still hasn’t been accepted by his village.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a wonderful actor. He started his journey by playing small roles before becoming one of the most bankable actors in the industry. He hails from a village in Uttar Pradesh. In a recent interview with NDTV, the actor opens up about the caste discrimination he still faces there.

The ‘Manto’ actor revealed that his grandmother hailed from a lower caste. This reason hasn’t let the people of their village still accept the family.  The actor said “The fact that I am famous doesn’t matter to them. It is deeply entrenched within them…it is in their veins. They consider it their pride. The Sheikh Siddiquis are the upper caste, and they will not have anything to do with those they consider beneath them. Even today it is there. It is very difficult.”


The actor also opened up about the recent Hathras case in which a Dalit girl was brutally raped by upper-caste Thakur men. He termed the incident “unfortunate” and prised fellow artists for raising their voices. “What is wrong is wrong. Our artiste community is also speaking out against what happened in Hathras. It is very important to speak out. It is a very unfortunate incident,” he said.

The actor will be seen next in the Netflix movie “Serious Men” where he will be seen playing a Dalit father lying about his son’s expertise.