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Nawazuddin Siddiqui hints at racism in Bollywood industry; clarifies later

Known for brilliant performances in movies like Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui hinted at racism in the Bollywood industry.


By   |  Updated On : July 18, 2017 04:03 PM
Nawazuddin Siddiqui hints at racism in Bollywood; clarifies later (File Photo)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui hints at racism in Bollywood; clarifies later (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

Known for brilliant performances in movies like Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui hinted at racism in the Bollywood industry. Siddiqui in his recent tweet sarcastically thanked the industry for not casting him with a fair and handsome actor/actress.

“Thank U 4 making me realise dat I cannot b paired along wid d fair & handsome bcz I m dark & not good looking, but I never focus on that,” the actor tweeted.

However, he later clarified that the tweet was an answer to someone and that it was not for the entire industry. “I tweeted what I felt. It was an answer to someone but industry as a whole isn't like that," Siddiqui gave a clarification about his tweet that shook the entire industry.

The actor got support from filmmaker Hansal Mehta. “That's why you are special Nawaz,” Mehta tweeted.

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First Published: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 03:44 PM


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