Hardly a days goes without Khans dominating the Bollywood that even ‘Google News’ cannot ignore their omnipresence. Just for an example, a sudden visit to Google News section on entertainment showed that all the three Khans were covered benevolently as is seen in the visual grab below on Thursday noon. Three-fourth of the entertainment coverage is devoted the Khans as shown in it:
If this is the reality, will any actor playing opposite any of the lead three Khans be fearless? Will he or she not get intimidated? While many may admit to immense intimidation to act anywhere near the three Khans — Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan — ‘Manjhi’ hero Nawazuddin Siddique says he is an exception.
“The fear of acting in front of a big celebrity will corrupt you. When you are filming a scene, be it Shah Rukh, Salman or Aamir, they are your co-actors first,” reminds Nawazuddin, whose acting talent is receiving applaud from all corners including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, following his role in Manjhi.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has shared space on screen with the three Khans — with Salman in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, with Aamir in Talaash and with Shah Rukh in upcoming Raees — says his secret lies in treating the Khans as his co-characters and not as big stars .
” It is the character they are portraying which is in front of you and not the star,” he says reminding you that even the big trinity of Bollywood respects such mindset.
“If I think there is a ‘star’ in front of me and not the ‘character’ they are playing, then I am disrespecting them. If I have to respect them, then I have to first respect the characters they are playing,” Nawazuddin told PTI.
Nawazuddin, who has graduated to play the hero in a commercial film, says giving a ‘shock’ to fans is one way an actor thrives for long in his career. He said it was possible in multifaceted Hindi film field which has room for every character that one wants to play. “Be it Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Raees or Manjhi. I am experimenting because it is the best phase to do so.”
He has also hinted that Shah Rukh Khan in his forthcoming film ‘Raees‘ would be giving one such shock to his fans with his experiment in the film. “It is a very different film,” he forewarns.