Nawazuddin Siddiqui: My mother was not a teacher but she had the will to spread knowledge


Do you think western media is changing their perspective about women in India? Out of the recent female-centric films, ‘Kahaani’ and ‘MOM’ are my favourite. ‘Haraamkhor’ was a hit because it was an extremely small budget film.. Some of them have now joined the army. Nowadays, everyone gets paid well. The name of the film is Photographer. During a candid chat with indianexpress.com, the ‘Munna Michael’ actor opened up about all the battles his mother fought to bring in the right kind of change in the society. With the success of films like ‘Haraamkhor’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi ‘and ‘Newton’, do you see a change in viewing pattern of the Indian audience? What kind of odds? I think perspective about Indian women is changing but we only notice these changes in urban areas. ‘isiliye woh thik thak nikal gayi.’ But films like ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Subh Mangal Saavdhan’ were a hit. It was a huge challenge for her to even step out from her house. 2017-09-30T17:59:47+00:00″>
Published:September 30, 2017 5:59 pm

BBC listed Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s mother Mehroonisa Siddiqui as one of the 100 most influential women hailing from India

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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd It is necessary. She never got a chance to educate herself but she never missed the chance to educate the children in our village. But we can’t say that this is a drastic transformation. What is your opinion on the huge wage gap between actors and actresses in the film industry? I think heroes in Bollywood have always been cliched. There were a lot of restrictions imposed on her. We heard that you have signed a film with Riteish Batra? Well, I believe you get as much as you deserve. You said that your mother fought against all odds. The marketing team studies your body of work, appeal, connection with the audience and then the wages are decided. You have probably noticed how many women-centric films we have made recently. Tell us something about that role. Sanya Malhotra is also a part of this film. People over there were very conservative. My mother was not a teacher, but she had the will to spread knowledge and she was successful. For the past seven years, we have only seen one kind of hero in all films and people are tired. She was very disciplined and I believe I also carry her values with me. This change needs to happen in small towns as well. Yes. It is happening slowly and I am happy. My mother and I hail from a small village. I am playing a photographer. Yes, I think nowadays the audience have slightly changed their perspectives. I think people now want to watch topic-oriented, content-based films maybe because they are bored with the same ‘hero hero’ stories. I can’t speak further about my role. As far as I know, all celebrities are trying their best to bring in the change. A proud Nawazuddin immediately took to Twitter to make the announcement, “A Lady who showed courage against all odds being in a conservative Family from a small village-My Mother”.