In Nawaz We Trust

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In Nawaz We Trust

Illustration: Akshita Monga



f late, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the actor single-handedly responsible for giving a face to a small-town everyman of varying degrees of ruthlessness, has been frequently filling in a void experienced by commercial films. These are high-budget star vehicles with very little actual acting quotient, in desperate need of salvaging. And Nawaz is their knight in shining armour. It’s a skill that the actor has mastered in effortless Siddiqui fashion, and has now become a failsafe tactic for mainstream filmmakers.