Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted to Rishi Kapoor praising his "amazing energy" and calling it "a pleasure sharing the screen" with the actor in Manto
Nawazuddin Siddiqui questioned the Bollywood award functions, which failed to pay homage to late actor Om Puri
Nandita Das, who is preparing for her next directorial venture Manto, said "If you play the second lead, you are branded as that."
Raees actor Shah Rukh Khan says he will keep away from politics as he doesn't understand that domain
Nawazuddin said: "I enjoyed working with (Shah Rukh Khan) a lot because he works like an actor on set. In addition, that reflected on our performance as we have some crucial scenes in the film. He does not carry his stardom on set. He is very humble"
Shah Rukh Khan's Raees is plotted in Gujarat and Nawazuddin Siddiqui features as a cop
Nawazuddin said: "People may think of him as the richest actor or that he's a superstar but what I found in him is that he is an actor above all"
On a lighter note, he tells NDTV that coming home and farming is like a detox regime and an inspiration. He observes and understands characters in the village and enacts them in his movies, 'my character in the movie Talaash was inspired from here and my search for inspiration always brings me back to my roots'
"I find Sohail Khan a damn cool director. He is a spontaneous director and he is by far the coolest director I have ever worked with. He creates such an atmosphere on the sets that you perform even difficult scenes with a lot of ease. He doesn't put any pressure on actors," said Nawazuddin
From the golf club to Manto's pen (Nawazuddin will be playing the titular role in Nandita Das' Indo-French co-production Manto), the actor said that's a challenge he is looking forward to since he will only be able to express Manto through what he has read of him
"That's why we took Nawazuddin. He is freaky. He will give you that shot in one take. If I would have done then it would have taken 50 takes. Even after that I would have never been able to say that again," Salman said.
"I thought... it was... was it Deepika? I thought she was going to win gold but she came eighth, no?" the actor said while launching the trailer of his brother Sohail's new film Freaky Ali