Nawazuddin Siddiqui questioned the Bollywood award functions, which failed to pay homage to late actor Om Puri
"I feel fortunate that I am being offered all kinds of films. In a new film, I am also doing a romantic role. As an actor, I am experimenting with all kinds of genres," said Nawazuddin
Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been named the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Directed by Kabir Khan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan featured Salman Khan, child artiste Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kareena Kapoor Khan. It released last year
"This award is important for me as they select only those actors whose performances have been really good, compared to other awards functions. Nobody gave me award for Gangs of Wasseypur except Lions Gold Award for the character of Faisal Khan, which became iconic. Now, I am receiving an award for Manjhi," said Nawazuddin
Nawazuddin, who played the lead role in the film Manjhi - The Mountain Man, is the only male selected in this year's list, said Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam. The other awardees include international athlete Kavita Raut, Marathi editor Rahi Bhide, author Kavita Mahajan and academician Farida Lambay
In the film, Nawazuddin played the role of a married teacher in love with his student, portrayed by Shweta Tripathi
Nawazuddin Siddiqui says that the filmmakers don't have funds to screen the movie at the academy awards on a very grand scale
The director says that her film is a very Simple Story with a Political undercurrent which is not targeted at a certain section of the audience
Ashim Ahluwalia's National Award winning film Miss Lovely will hit the screens in seven cities in the USA on Friday.
The haunting tragic Gujarati travel drama The Good Road has won the privilege of representing India in the foreign film category of the Academy Awards.
India's official entry for Oscar 2014 has been picked and it's a little known Gujarati film called The Good Road.
National Award winning actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will feature in his brother Shammas' directorial debut, tentatively titled Ganna, Gehu Aur Gun.