There are very few actors who have the ability to leave a lasting impression on the audience with their outstanding performance. And the Indian cinema is blessed to have found treasures like Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui who take our breath away every time they make an appearance on screen.
Nawazuddin has stunned us with his acting skills every single time. He is truly one of the best actors the industry has right now and his rise to stardom has been meteoric. But while most of you may feel that it was only after his IB Officer’s role in ‘Kahaani’ that got him all the fame, that’s not the case. He has had his days of struggle too. Nawaz, just like many others from the industry, started his career in Bollywood by taking up various roles which unfortunately never unrolled his talent.
He played the role of a waiter in the movie Shool, in a bold yet underrated cop drama.
Although it was for just one single scene, Nawaz, in one of his initial movies, Sarfarosh, got the chance to be with one of Bollywood’s superstars, Aamir Khan.
In one movie that just came and went, in the blink of an eye, Nawaz appeared as one of the actors alongside Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.
Remember the guy who stole Sunit Dutt’s wallet in public and got hit by public for pick-pocketing? That small role of a thief was played by Nawaz.
Manorama Six Feet Under
The unofficial remake of the Roman Polanski’s classic Chinatown, Manorama saw Nawazuddin playing the role of a goon, who threatens a amateur detective.
Apart from being one of the best (and controversial) movies of Anurag Kashyap, Black Friday is also famous for the way the director has covered the 1993 blasts. Nawaz played the role of a victim wherein the who the police royally grilled to find the conspirators.
Not many are so lucky to have been seen in a movie with the dancing queen, Madhuri Dixit. In her comeback film, Nawaz was seen as one of her helpers who provided assistance to set up her dance academy.
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local
Apart from being together in Manorama, Abhay Deol and Nawazuddin were seen together in another movie, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, where Abhay Deol accidentally kills the drug addict Nawaz.
Siddiqui has been seen in two of the very crucial scenes of the movie, New York where he plays the role of one of John Abraham’s employees, who has also been a victim of 9/11 detainee.
In Nandita Das’ debut, Firaaq, Nawazuddin plays one of the partners of a Muslim couple whose house is severely damaged during the riots.
The man has also been a part of dance numbers. Yes! One of the most popular songs from Dev D, Emotional Atyachaar has Nawaz and Sunil Grover grooving to the music and flaunting their dancing skills.