His is one of the best rags-to-riches story and now actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui plans to publish a memoir that will chronicle his journey from a small village to Bollywood stardom.
"I will try to be as honest as I can in the book but there will be a little fiction too. The main focus will be on my village from where I came out and established myself. All the ups and downs will be there," Siddiqui said about the upcoming book, which is being written by a former journalist.
He has back-to-back releases but the actor hopes the book will be out by next year.
Siddiqui, known for his powerful performances in films like "Gangs of Wasseypur", "Badlapur", "Manjhi" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", left his village in Muzaffarnagar for Delhi to try his luck in theatre. He also worked as a watchman for a brief period before joining NSD.
The actor, 41, shifted to Mumbai in 2000 but success continued to elude him as he appeared in many blink-and-you-miss roles before finding a substantial part in Anurag Kashyap's "Black Friday".
However, it was his role of a revenge-seeking son in Kashyap's "Wasseypur" that finally helped Siddiqui arrive on the scene. The actor is mostly known for his intense roles but he is looking forward to change that with his upcoming romantic drama.
The yet-untitled film, directed by Sohail Khan, will see Siddiqui and the "Singh is Bliing" actress Amy Jackson teaming up for the first time.
"It's a romantic film. I have just begun shooting for it. I have never done any love story. I never befriended a girl till my initial years in NSD. I tried a lot but I failed in it everytime," he said.
Besides the romantic film, he has also finished shooting "Te3N", with Amitabh Bachchan. "I am playing a priest in 'Te3N'," he said. ?Indian Express