Nawazuddin Siddiqui explains how actors are destroying Indian cinema

Noor Fatima 11:32 PM | 12 Dec, 2022
Nawazuddin Siddiqui explains how actors are destroying Indian cinema
Source: Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Instagram)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most versatile Bollywood actors showing his worth with out-of-the-box ideas.

Siddiqui suggested that the industry is putting quantity over quality, and blamed the whopping fees charged by the actors for destroying the box office fate of many potentially successful projects. 

Speaking of the unusually low box office collections off lately, Siddiqui lambasted those who charge hefty amounts for a single project. The Kick actor says actors are not responsible for the sale of tickets; it's the producer.

Talking to ETimes about the box office failures and the potential threat, Siddiqui said, “An actor should not be bothered about ticket sales. I see it as a corruption of the craft.”

“The stars who charged Rs100 crores per film are the ones who have ended up harming the films,” he suggested.

Going further with the conversation, Siddiqui added, “A small-budget or a modest-budget film doesn’t fail. Everytime a film’s budget is beyond the limits of viability, it will be a flop. Actors, directors and storytellers don’t flop. It’s the film’s budget that makes it a hit or flop.”

In response to a question where Siddiqui was asked if he would choose good cinema content or big-budgeted movies, the actor responded, “It is a historic fact that money has always chased good ideas and passion. I could have a trillion dollars but if I don’t have the ability to think of one decent idea, it’s almost a certainty that my trillion dollars will get reduced into pocket change.”

“From the film industry perspective, if a person has a remarkable script, producers will run behind that person with endless money to get that script. We should give more credence to a capable brain and a person who can come up with good ideas,” Siddiqui concluded. 

On the work front, the 48-year-old actor was last seen in the ‘Heropanti’ sequel. Siddiqui will be seen in ‘Haddi’ — where he is going to play a transgender character — ‘Tiku Weds Sheru’, ‘Noorani Chehra’ and ‘Bole Chudiyan’ among others.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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