Mumbai: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, one of the most talented and versatile talents that Bollywood has produced, is still facing a tough time in the films because of his unconventional looks.
In a cryptic tweet, the 43-year-old actor posted on Twitter, he hinted at having a run-in with racism recently.
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Thank U 4 making me realise dat I cannot b paired along wid d fair & handsome bcz I m dark & not good looking, but I never focus on that.
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) July 17, 2017
The actor, however, did not divulge any further details regarding the incident which prompted him to write the post on the microblogging site.
Nawazuddin’s tweet is perhaps a response to what Sanjay Chauhan, the casting director for the actor’s film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, told Deccan Chronicle this week: “We can’t cast fair and handsome people with Nawaz. It would look so weird. You have to take people with distinct features and personalities when pairing them with him.”
Last year in an interview, Nawazuddin had praised the film industry for giving priority to talent over good looks. He had claimed that there is no racism in Bollywood.