Watch: Nawazuddin Siddiqui gets his DNA tested, bares his religion and his soul in this hard-hitting video


We have seen artistes receiving fatwas, films being banned and censored. I had got my DNA test done and when the report came in, I found that I am…” He goes on to say that his test revealed he was 16.66% Hindu,

16.66% Muslim,

16.66% Sikh,

16.66% Buddhist,

and 16.66% all the other religions in the world. Finally, he held a placard that read, “When I discovered my soul, I found that…. 2017-04-24T17:12:08+00:00″>
Updated: April 24, 2017 5:12 pm

Nawazuddin Siddiqui makes a valid point about what being an artiste means in the Sixteen Point Six Six video. Nawaz is seen showing a series of placard. Other than a few moments, this talented actor lets his craft do the talking. Sixteen Point Six Six…http://t.co/MKS9gBY6R1
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) April 24, 2017
 
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At a time like this, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s video is bound to be the most talked about matter in the coming days. I am a 100% artist.”

Hindi film industry is increasingly being targeted in the name of religion. In the short film directed by his brother Shamas Nawab Siddiqui, the Gangs of Wasseypur actor announced through the placards that he got his DNA tested. In Rajasthan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was physically attacked and his Padmavati set was destroyed even before he got the chance to execute his idea. His azaan row split Bollywood fraternity into two halves, while a few supported the actor’s motive others chose to disagree with him. The actor has finely expressed how he is an artiste above everything, without targeting any religion or institutions. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now
First Published on: April 24, 2017 1:44 pm© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Nawazuddin, who was in his village Budhana last year, had to pull out of a Ramleela programme there place after members of Shiv Sena raised objection. The actor himself was at the receiving end in 2016 when he had to pull out of a Ramleela in his village Budhana after Shiv Sena protested. All this while you have loved Nawazuddin Siddiqui for his performance in films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Raees, Haraamkhor, Raman Raghav 2.0, Bajrangi Bhaijaan to name a few. The actor introduces himself in the video, “Hi, I am Nawazuddin Siddiqui. However, as the film industry and its artistes increasingly come under attack for voicing their opinions, whether through their work or through media, Nawaz has decided to make a valid and very articulate point about what being an artiste means. Recently Sonu Nigam has become the target of religious leaders when he tweeted against the use of loudspeakers in places of worship.