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#CatchChitChat: Nawazuddin Siddiqui: There're 3 kinds of actors -- good, bad and Salman Khan

Vineeta Kumar | Updated on: 24 June 2016, 13:05 IST

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Raman Raghav 2.0seeshim portray the character of a psycho killer. The actor, whose acting prowess ranges from enacting a cop to psycho businessman, is considered one of the strong pillars of content-driven Hindi cinema.

With Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2. 0 as well, the actor is expected to deliver yet another stellar performance. This time though, actors like Vicky Kaushal and Miss Earth India 2013, Sobhita Dhulipala, will also be seen sharing screen space with him.

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In a recent interview with Catch, Nawazuddin Siddiqui spoke about how he prepares for a role and whether he really believes in the existence of commercial vs critically acclaimed cinema.

Excerpts from the interview:

You're playing a psycho killer Raman Raghav. How do you detach yourself from such characters after the film is over?

I would say that detaching is not that difficult. Actually, the process of attachment with such a character is more difficult than the process of detachment. You need to mold into what your character is, how he speaks, thinks and lives. Reaching that point is challenging and difficult.

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How do you prepare for your characters? Do you follow a certain pattern?

No. There's no pattern. You set your own pattern after analyzing the demand of your character. And it's different for every film. For instance, in Gangs Of Wasseypur, my preparation for the role developed or grew quite organically. In fact, sometimes, even when there was no scene written in the script and we just felt like adding one in the script, we would just act and form a new scene. Raman Raghav 2. 0 was a different experience as well.

Raman Raghav 2. 0 poster

Do you think Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2. 0 has all the commercial elements?

Bilkul. There's everything in the film -- romance, action, songs and all other ingredients required for a good commercial film. Anurag can never make an art film. Inke aas paas ke log art film banate hain. He may think that he's making an art film, but that's just an illusion. (laughs)

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Do you believe in the difference between a commercial film and critically acclaimed cinema?

No. Not at all. A film is a film. It can be a good film or a bad film. The way it is with actors. Either there are good actors or bad actors. Actually, there're three kinds of actors -- Good actors, bad actors and Salman Khan.

First published: 24 June 2016, 13:05 IST
Vineeta Kumar @VineetaKumar_09

Vineeta brings Bollywood fun and intricate showbiz details to Catch/Speed News. She has worked with IndiaTV, Zee News, and is here to provide Catch readers with the best of 'quality entertainment'. A Delhi girl, Vineeta pursued BMMMC from I P College for Women, Delhi University, and craves to know more all the time. When she is not indulging in a serious cinematic discussion over a film she just watched, Vineeta is either reading a fantasy book or polishing her artistic skills.