The journey of Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bollywood has been an inspiring one as he established his own target audience by delivering some impeccable performances in films like Gangs Of Wasseypur, The Lunchbox, Thackeray, Manto and many others. Though the actor recently said that 'talent' has become a vague word and nowadays every actor says that he is talented as he told E Times, "Well, talent is a different thing, what I was confident about was my craft and hard work. I believe that talent is a vague word. Aaj kal har actor bolta hai ki main talented hoon. You might be talented, par ek picture mein khapat ho jayegi talent. Aage kya? For that, you need training, education, skill and experience. Talent ke basis pe ek picture kar sakte ho, but to consistently do good work, you have to work on your craft. Talent mein bhi badlaav aata hai, but if you keep working hard on your craft, you can polish your skill and talent. There is no such theory that an actor is talented for life, it is an ongoing process."
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The actor revealed that he didn't came to Mumbai to work in films and added, "I didn’t come to Mumbai to act in films, I knew that I didn’t have the personality for that. In fact, I tried television, but didn’t get any roles. While auditioning, the cameraman would say, ‘ Tere ko shoot karne mein time lagta hai. Extra light lagaani padti hai face pe’. I would say, ‘ Kya kare yaar, yehi face leke aaya hoon (laughs!)’. Hum toh majboori mein films mein aaye. Jab TV ke darwaze bandh ho gaye, cinema ke taraf bhaage, kahin na kahin toh bhaagna tha, na? When the doors would open even slightly for movies, I would grab whatever I could get, even ek-do minutes ke roles; I was happy with that. Hamein problem hoti thi jab bhook lagti thi. I would think bhook lagti hai toh khana milna chahiye, that was the only thing that I was worried about."
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