Actor Nawazudddin Siddiqui, who performs the function of a Dalit mendacity about his son being a science genius in his newest movie Serious Men, claims that the caste system is deeply rooted in villages. The actor, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, mentioned that even he was not spared by the discrimination despite being well-known within the films.
The Sacred Games actor had additionally condemned the Hathras incident and known as it “very unfortunate”. In an interview, the actor mentioned that in villages caste methods are very a lot prevalent and are a actuality that’s resistant to campaigns or social media.
Recalling an incident from his circle of relatives, throughout an interview with NDTV, Nawazudddin Siddiqui mentioned, “In my own family, my grandmother was from a lower caste. Even today, they have not accepted us because of my grandmother. The fact that I am famous doesn’t matter to them. It is deeply entrenched within them…it is in their veins. They consider it their pride. The Sheikh Siddiquis are the upper caste, and they will not have anything to do with those they consider beneath them. Even today it is there. It is very difficult.”
The actor’s feedback got here at a time when there are a nationwide protest and anger over a younger Dalit lady’s demise. The sufferer succumbed to horrific accidents from an assault by 4 upper-caste males in her village in Hathras in UP.
“What is wrong is wrong. Our artiste community is also speaking out against what happened in Hathras. It is very important to speak out. It is a very unfortunate incident,” Nawazuddin Siddiqui mentioned to the channel.
The actor additional mentioned that folks on Twitter might say there is no such thing as a caste discrimination. However, they don’t seem to be conscious of the fact and if the identical folks travelled round in distant areas of the nation, they might discover a very completely different actuality. He referred to his personal village.
Coming again to his movie, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was just lately seen in Netflix’s movie Serious Men, which is directed by Sudhir Mishra and stars Shweta Basu Prasad, Indira Tiwari, Aakshath Das and Nassar. The movie tells the story of a father from a lower-economic situation making an attempt laborious to enhance his monetary situation. He additionally has a son, who’s a toddler prodigy.
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