Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most celebrated actors that we have in the industry today. Nawazuddin has made a special place for himself in his fans’ hearts both in India and abroad, however, it wasn’t an easy feat for the actor. 

During an interview with a leading daily, Nawazuddin recently opened up about the discrimination that he faced and how colourism is still widespread in Bollywood. Speaking about racism in the film industry, Nawazuddin mentioned his co-star Indira Tiwari from ‘Serious Men’ and said, “Sudhir saab has immense knowledge about cinema, and his thought process is very practical. He cast her as the heroine, and I can guarantee you that there is so much racism in our industry, I will be very happy if she is cast as the lead again. Sudhir Mishra did it, but what about the head honchos in charge? More than nepotism, we have a racism problem.”

Notably, Nawazuddin recently bagged an International EMMY nomination for his performance in Sudhir Mishra’s film ‘Serious Men’.

In his interview, Nawazuddin also stressed how important it is to change the ideology of people at the top who reject others because they look a certain way. 

Nawazuddin said, “I fought against it for many years, and I hope that dark-skinned actresses are made heroines; it’s very important. I’m not even talking about skin colour; there is a bias that exists in the industry which needs to end for better films to be made… I was rejected for many years only because I’m short and I look a certain way, although I can’t complain now, but, there are still so many great actors who fall prey to this kind of bias.”

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