Indore (Madhya Pradesh). Expressing concern over the dwindling footfall in cinema halls in the country, noted actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has said that if the “discontent” of the audience continues like this, cinema will end altogether.
Siddiqui told reporters in Indore on Tuesday evening, “It is very important for all of us to know the reason why the audience is not coming to the theatres. If the audience’s displeasure with us continues like this, then cinema will be finished. He said that the audience should “forgive any mistake” and return to the theaters so that they can enjoy the films on the big screen. . He, however, did not elaborate on the alleged lapse.
The 49-year-old actor, who described his character in the film “Gangs of Wasseypur” as the turning point of his career, said, “When you watch a film on the big screen, you go into the depth of the characters, whereas on the small screen you do not get to see the character.” Let’s just go ahead with the story of the film.” Siddique was in Indore to promote his next film “Jogira Sara Rara”, releasing on May 26, along with co-star Neha Sharma. When asked about the bumper collections of films like “The Kashmir Files” and “The Kerala Story”, Siddiqui said that since he has not seen these films, he cannot say anything about them. He, however, said that for any film to reach the audience, it is necessary to promote it.
Significantly, along with “The Kerala Story”, Siddiqui’s film “Afwah” also hit the screens on May 5. However, it has earned more than Rs 200 crore at the box office so far. “Afvaah” was badly beaten by “The Kerala Story”. Siddique laughed in his inimitable style, “In a way, this film of mine has also become a rumour.” To a question, he said that after working in films like “Raman Raghav 2.0” and “Manto”, it became very difficult for him to get out of the roles he played in these films and his life became very chaotic. Siddiqui said that it was also difficult for him to come out of the transgender role he played a few months back for the film “Haddi” and he took a break from work and went to his village to break free from the grip of the character.