Anurag Kashyap Defends Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Unveiling the Truth Behind Misjudgments and Misconceptions

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Anurag Kashyap says Nawazuddin Siddiqui is often ‘misjudged, misconstrued’: ‘He doesn’t defend himself’

Anurag Kashyap says Nawazuddin Siddiqui is often ‘misjudged, misconstrued’: ‘He doesn’t defend himself’


After directing Nawazuddin Siddiqui in films like Raman Raghav 2.0, Gangs of Wasseypur and more, Anurag Kashyap has now acted alongside him in Haddi. In a recent interview, while talking about how it’s always ‘comfortable’ to work with Nawaz, the filmmaker also mentioned how the actor is ‘misjudged and misconstrued’.

Bond with Nawazuddin Siddiqui:

Anurag Kashyap and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have collaborated on multiple projects. In a recent interview, Anurag Kashyap spoke about his bond with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and how the actor never defends himself even when he’s misjudged.


  • “He’s also an extremely misjudged and misconstrued person. Also because of whatever it is… the world sees you for many things. He is a guy who doesn’t defend himself, he always stays silent,” said Anurag Kashyap.
  • “He never… he rarely stands up to something, out of love or whatever reasons it is or out of awkwardness. But when he does, it really makes a difference but most often than not, he does not. But I know him really well inside out so I have a very special place for him in my heart,” Anurag Kashyap added.

Working together:

Anurag Kashyap mentioned that it’s ‘always great working with him’ and Nawaz has ‘kicked his a**’ quite a lot in Haddi.

Nawazuddin’s Personal Life:

In the recent past, Nawazuddin’s personal life and his marriage have all been talked about. He is currently in the midst of divorce from his wife Aaliyah who was recently seen in Bigg Boss OTT.

Anurag Kashyap dubs Dabangg his life’s ‘largest tragedy’:

In an interview, Anurag Kashyap revealed that when he was making Gangs of Wasseypur, he had to use his brother Abhinav Kashyap’s name to get the locations since he had delivered a super hit with his debut directorial Dabangg.

Anurag’s experience:

  • “In the beginning, it was very difficult because people didn’t understand (my films). I got confused because at one point, I remember somebody told me, ‘What are you doing?’ when they saw Black Friday,” Anurag Kashyap said.
  • “They said, ‘It’s a little real, it’s fictional. It’s not a film, it’s hybrid.’ My parents would react like that, ‘Why can’t you make films like everybody else?’”
  • His brother, Abhinav Kashyap, made his debut with Salman Khan’s Dabangg in 2010, which became a super hit. Anurag called the success of the cop-drama the “largest tragedy” of his life.

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First published on: 10-09-2023 at 14:40 IST

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