Nawazuddin Siddiqui takes tips from Piyush Mishra

Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays an important part in Sridevi’s Mom.

Published: 18th June 2017 10:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2017 05:13 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays an important part in Sridevi’s Mom. He has got a different look and typical north Indian dialect in the film. So to get into the skin of his character he approached actor-lyricist, Piyush Mishra. Piyush was Siddiqui’s senior at the National School of Drama.

A still from Mom

The 43-year-old realised there was scope for improvement before shooting for the movie. He immediately thought of Mishra and used him as a reference to deliver the strong North-Indian accent required of him.
Nawazuddin says, “When I was shooting for the movie in Delhi on the first day, after I was done with the makeup and getting ready for the shot, I suddenly thought about Piyush Mishra.

I knew my character had to have a heavy north Indian accent, so I thought I could imitate him to see if it works. Surprisingly, when I started imitating him, it went well with the look and the character. I know him in real life, and meet him often. I also worked with him in Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), so I have observed his work. He is multi-talented and inspires me as an actor. In fact, we would all copy him when I was studying at the National School of Drama.”

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