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Nawazuddin On The Pleasure Of Farming



Nawazuddin Siddiqui  has gone back to his roots , and he couldn’t be any happier.

Since the  lockdown Nawaz is  in  his native village of  Budhana in Uttarakhand  where spends  a lot  of  time farming.

 Says Nawaz, “I  come home to Budhana to  practice farming  as often as I can. It is  only now because of the  lockdown that I’ve found so  much time to be  at home. I’m using  this  time away from Mumbai and  acting to  become a  full-fledged  farmer.”

Nawaz confesses  nothing in life gives him as much  pleasure as  being in  close contact with his roots.  “Farming gives me the  feeling  of continuity and renewal. My grandfather  amd father  were also farmers .I moved away from my roots. But  it’s good to be  back.”

Nawaz is yet to sign any  new films. “I am considering several  offers. I will return to something that will take me ahead  of  where I’ve already been as an actor.”

For Nawazuddin  repetition is annihilation.  “I’ve watched  a lot of international cinema  during our lockdown. Trust me, when compared  to international  actors and cinema we’ve  a long way  to go  .My  favourites  Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day Lewis,  Ricardo Darin,Tony Leung , Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey . Matthew McConaughey and our  own  Dilip Kumar, Naseeruddin Shah.. Every day I’m learning something  new  from each of  these actors.At  the moment my favourite actor is the Argentinian Ricardo Darin. I strongly recommend  his  film  The  Secret In Their  Eyes to see  what  outstanding acting is. Darin is  on  another level.”

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