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Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Anurag Kashyap: “Anurag and I are not even friends”

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui opens about his relationship with Anurag Kashyap, emphasizing the filmmaker's significant influence on his career while revealing they are not close frien.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, known for his stellar performances in Bollywood, recently discussed his unique relationship with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. Despite not sharing a close friendship, Siddiqui expressed a deep appreciation for Kashyap’s role in his career. In an interview with the Indian Express, Siddiqui stated, “Anurag and I are not even friends, frankly speaking. If we sit together, we might not even talk to each other for hours. We are like that. We have flown together, travelled together for 5-6 hours without saying a word."

Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Anurag Kashyap: “Anurag and I are not even friends”

Minimal interaction but mutual respect
Their interactions, as Siddiqui described, are limited and often involve only basic exchanges, such as asking for a matchstick or suggesting a meal. Despite this minimal communication, he harbors no ill will towards Kashyap. On the contrary, Siddiqui holds Kashyap in high regard, wishing him health and continued success. He stated, “Kabhi koi aanch nahi aani chaahiye Anurag ko bass (Anurag should never have any problems).”

Kashyap's pivotal role in Siddiqui's career
Siddiqui’s career took a significant turn thanks to Anurag Kashyap, who provided him with opportunities that led to international recognition. Reflecting on his journey, Siddiqui expressed gratitude for the doors that Kashyap opened for him, particularly before the release of Gangs of Wasseypur. Despite facing personal challenges and rejections, such as designers refusing to make suits for him due to his appearance, Siddiqui’s talent eventually shone through, largely due to Kashyap’s support.

Impact of collaborative projects
The partnership between Siddiqui and Kashyap has resulted in several critically acclaimed projects. From Gangs of Wasseypur to Sacred Games and Raman Raghav 2.0, their collaborations have not only been commercial successes but have also earned accolades at prestigious platforms like the Cannes Film Festival. These projects have played a crucial role in shaping Siddiqui’s career and establishing his reputation in the industry.

Also Read: Anurag Kashyap reveals Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan keep films affordable; says, “Unki koi film costly nahin hoti”


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