"I do not take criticism from anyone.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui condemns criticism he received for the thriller series, Sacred Games season 2 which disappointed fans.
The first season of Sacred Games was a major hit with audiences and his character, Ganesh Gaitonde, earned praise from fans and critics alike.
Yet, Sacred Games 2 failed to make an impact on audiences.
For quite some time Nawazuddin remained hushed on the matter. Recently, the actor broke his silence over the response his character received.
Nawazuddin made it clear that he does not consider the criticism of those who maliciously try to find faults with his performance.
According to an interview with Pinkvilla, Nawazuddin Siddiqui only listens to comments from people with cinematic knowledge.
He does not waste his time considering the hypercritical comments of random people. Nawazuddin explained:
“Who are these people? I only take criticism from people who are of my standard. Today, every second person is there to criticise.
“Yes, I know the show got a little boring but these people criticising, do they have knowledge of cinema? I can take criticism when the person has equal or more knowledge of cinema.
“Won’t listen to any ‘aira gaira natu gaira’. Anyone criticises today, I am a trained actor, I do not take criticism from anyone.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui continued to mention the reaction of audiences. He said:
“People are enjoying the vulgarity in comedy movies which should be family entertainers.
“And if I abuse in the character of Ganesh Gaitonde, they start to point it out. For the sake of entertainment, we can’t just show anything.”
In addition to Sacred Games 2, Nawazuddin will star alongside Athiya Shetty in Motichoor Chaknachoor. The film released on the big screen on November 15, 2019.
Nawazuddin pointed out how there is an expectation of a good-looking protagonist to star in a love story.
He highlighted how people “like him” do not get considered for playing the lead in a love film. He stated:
“People like us don’t get to do love stories because of the perception that we can’t love. We are just for hitting and killing people.
“The stereotype is not in the industry but in the people and it will stay deep-rooted in them.”
“Audience things love stories can be done with only actors who look a certain way. People react to Nawaz and Athiya’s love story is so unconventional and unusual.
“How is it unusual? She is a human and so am I. But society is not able to accept this.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui finally responded to on-going criticism of Sacred Game 2 and he certainly did not hold back.