Nawazuddin jealous of Kantara fame Rishab Shetty, actor reacts
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui recently revealed that he is jealous of actor-director Rishab Shetty, clarifying that it is not a ‘negative’ kind of jealousy.
The Kannada filmmaker is currently enjoying the success of ‘Kantara’, which he directed and also starred in. ‘Kantara’ was initially released in Kannada, but the tremendous response of moviegoers and word-of-mouth lent such a boost to its business that the makers released the movie in several languages, including Hindi.
Nawaz revealed his ‘jealousy’ for Rishab when both actors were speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of an event.
“The entire country saw Risabh and is shocked. He did not promote it or anything, he slipped in quietly and broke all impressed one and all. If someone does good work, a sense of jealousy (crops in) and at the same time, the urge to compete inspires," Nawazuddin said.
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One of the reporters pointed ‘jealousy’ word that Nawaz used, to which the actor replied, "Of course jealousy. It happens, because he is doing such good work. It is not that (negative) kind of jealousy but it makes you stand on your toes that even I have to work hard."
In response to the praise, Rishab showered Nawazuddin with similar compliments. “I have watched so many of Nawaz bhai’s movies and watched his journey filled with hard work and effort. He is like us, we are middle-class people with no background but we want to come into the industry and make it big. He is a very big inspiration. He has come from theatre and done so many small roles (before making it big). Even we have done such small roles in Kannada cinema before we got our big break. He is our senior, we have the same journey," he said.
The success spree of ‘Kantara’ has given Rishab a nationwide following, but the actor insists he wants to continue making Kannada films and has no plans to move to Bollywood.
The film is now enthralling people on Prime Video in various languages.
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On the work front, Nawazuddin will soon be seen in ‘Tiku weds Sheru’ alongside Avneet Kaur. The movie is produced by Kangana Ranaut's production house.