My wife was upset, didn’t talk to me for 2 days: Nawazuddin on sex scenes – The Babumoshai Bandookbaaz team is excited to be in Hyderabad for the film’s promotion.
The team of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz decided to turn their film promotion trip into a holiday. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, whose last visit to the Charminar had him selling boxers there (as part of a promotional event), decided to go there this time as well. As the film is a ‘hatke’ one, the team had fun giving ‘hatke’ answers when asked about what they’re looking forward to in Hyderabad. While lead actress Bidya Bag still prefers Kolkata biryani over the Hyderabadi one, producer Ashmit Kunder says it is the mirchi bhajjis he is most looking forward to.
The Central Board for Film Certification had ordered 48 cuts for the film, which must have surely vexed its makers. Is Nawaz happy about the appointment of Prasoon Joshi as the new CBFC chief? He says, “Prasoon Joshi is responsible and respected in many ways, so we are expecting something good from him. I can’t say anything about how his approach will be to films like ours, but we are hopeful. I feel he is the right person.”
Did his character in the film, of a sleazy guy who is filled with lust, affect things at home? Nawaz laughs and says, “You’re making me give naughty answers. But yes, my wife was upset with me and didn’t talk to me for two days.”
Nawaz is no stranger to experimentation. After doing unexpected roles in Freaky Ali and Munna Michael, he has not been shying away from shaking a leg in movies. “This was not a conscious decision. It so happened that I got such roles. Dance is something anybody can do if you practise well. The same goes for me. It is not really challenging,” he says.
His recent tweet about being dark-skinned created a buzz. Nawaz has no qualms in naming the casting director at whom the tweet was intended. “I don’t believe in things like colour and complexion. These sort of comments are not right because in our country, almost 90 per cent of the population is brown-skinned. A lot of people promote fairness creams, which means you are giving an inferiority complex to that 90 per cent of Indians. You have to be very responsible. Celebrities shouldn’t be promoting fairness creams. It is absolutely wrong. We should condemn it,” he says.
Nawaz reveals the one thing nobody knows about him so far. The actor says, “I am actually a very confused person. I am focussed when it comes to work but otherwise, in every aspect, I’m very confused and indecisive.”
One of the scenes in the movie was filmed at Nawaz’s hometown of Budhana in Uttar Pradesh. He says, “It was gratifying to work amongst neighbours and relatives who have seen me since I was a little boy. They were very cool about it.”