Nawazuddin Siddiqui, one of Bollywood’s most talented actors, rose to fame for his portrayal of Faizal in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. The actor, who at first only played supporting roles, has now succeeded in the industry after years of struggle. He is currently in demand, which is why the majority of filmmakers want to work with him.
Nawazuddin’s memoir, An Ordinary Life: A Memoir, was published a few years ago and attracted a lot of attention for the information it included about his relationships and extramarital affairs.
One of the many tales, involving his one-night stand in New York, raised quite a stir. The event happened following the release of the Irrfan Khan and The Lunchbox movie.
In the book, he mentioned, “Those years between 2006 and 2010 were pretty incredible too. The industry had begun to notice me… Strangely, the West was kinder to me first, both in terms of love and work. I gained recognition there through my films which travelled to most festivals. I was at a cafe once with my friend in New York City’s Soho area. The stunning waitress kept staring at me. ‘Boss, you’re all set!’ My friend chuckled. I was not used to such attention, especially from the female kind. ‘You? You are an actor?’ she asked a rhetorical question. ‘Yes!’ I replied. ‘Which film of mine did you see? Gangs of Wasseypur?’ She squinted, trying to remember, ‘No, no,’ she said”.
He added, “‘Another film!’ After a few moments, she responded: ‘Lunchbox!’ We got talking and let’s just say what happens in New York stays in New York, at least in my case. As you can probably guess from the titles of the films, this is a memory that happened way down the line when I had tasted the sweet nectar of success”.
Due to his surprising and uncensored admissions in his book, Nawazuddin found himself in hot trouble. He had also discussed his intense love connection with Niharika Singh, his co-star in the film Miss Lovely. Nawaz chose to remove his divisive book from internet retailers after receiving a lot of backlash.
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