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Given his background in agriculture, Nawazuddin Siddiqui also intends to educate farmers about the new techniques available in the field
Sonil Dedhia (MID-DAY; August 5, 2018)
When he is not slipping into varied roles effortlessly, Nawazuddin Siddiqui enjoys going back to his hometown, Budhana, Uttar Pradesh, and indulging in farming. The actor had earlier told mid-day, "I have been a farmer all my life, and this is something that I love doing. I try to come here whenever possible as it relaxes me." Now, it has been learnt that he is in the process of buying a plot in Kasara in Maharashtra to pursue the hobby.
Confirming the news, Nawazuddin's brother Shamas Siddiqui says, "Of late, it has become difficult for Nawaz bhai to travel all the way to our village, owing to his hectic schedule. So, last month, he decided to buy a plot close to Mumbai. That way, when he is not shooting, he can drive down to Kasara and spend some time at our farms."
Shamas adds that they had been scouting for agricultural land over the past few months. "We have finalised a few plots that are close to the river, and will seal the deal by this week. If everything goes as per plan, we should start farming by next month."
Given his background in agriculture, Nawazuddin also intends to educate farmers about the new techniques available in the field. His brother explains, "Last year, we had implemented new irrigation techniques in Budhana, which helped the farmers there tremendously. Similarly, Nawaz bhai and I want to create awareness here too. Once people will see him implementing new techniques, it will create curiosity, and in the process, we will be able to help them in developing their output."