Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Chaya Unnikrishnan (DNA; July 7, 2017)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has maintained a balance between non-commercial outings and masala films, has so far been part of one biopic Manjhi — The Mountain Man and Raman Raghav 2.0 that was based on a real serial killer. So, whose biopic does he want to do next? “I have no such dreams. Biopics in Bollywood are corrupted by commercial elements! The life of the person it’s based on should be shown as it is. You cannot make it keeping an eye on the box office and introduce commercial elements like songs and dance. That’s not a biopic; it’s better you make another film, instead. Biopic is a serious job, it’s not easy — the film on Gandhi was a true biopic,” says Nawaz vehemently.

The actor will be next seen trying to match steps with Tiger Shroff in Munna Michael. He says that though he had a mental block towards dancing, he was up for the challenge. “A person is not born a dancer or actor. Everything comes with practice. Tiger has practised so much in his life, he does it with ease today. I have also practised for this film. I love doing things that are out of my comfort zone. It is exciting,” he says.

So, are there chances of him picking up the mic to sing? “Why not, if I’m offered a film that requires me to sing, I will do that,” he says. Ask him what kind of songs he listens to and he says romantic songs that were filmed on Sanjeev Kumar and Rishi Kapoor. “Songs that didm’t have the actors dancing, but were romantic,” he says.