Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is on a vacation to his native village Budhana in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh has admitted that he was upset about the way, events have turned around regarding his playing the role of the the illusionist deer and Ravana’s demon brother, “Marich” from the great epic Ramayana.
Keeping in mind about the ongoing festive season, Nawazuddin decided to back off following protests by the Shiv Sena to his playing the role of Marich in the Ramlila and the police complaint filed by Siddiqui’s younger brother’s wife against him and his parents for alleged torture.
Recalling how excited he was since his childhood about playing the character of Ram the ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ actor said, “I had a friend called Madan Mohan who played Ram in the village production, and somehow, in real life too, he exuded that grace and charm. We were all terribly naughty in school, but not Madan. He would walk around asking people to behave… Everyone respected him. That was also the first time I thought of becoming an actor, I wanted that kind of respect too.”
I got lot of support by the Ppl of my Village, Police & Admin but only after understanding the situation, I decided to maintain PEACE.
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) October 7, 2016
The 42 year old actor is on his longest vacation ever since he persued his acting career in Mumbai 16 years back. His hometown Budhana has a literacy rate of 49 percent which is much lower than the national average of 59.5 percent.