Nawazuddin Siddiqui is busy basking in the glory of his latest successful venture Badlapur. Even though Varun Dhawan is the protagonist, Nawazuddin has garnered equal praise for his performance. Over the years, Nawazuddin has emerged as the common man’s actor, somebody who looks like a real person instead of a buffed up caricature. And so comparisons to Irrfan Khan were inevitable. But it seems like neither Irrfan nor Nawaz appreciate it much. The duo who have worked together in the Lunchbox aren’t exactly the best of friends and Irrfan had previously expressed his displeasure with the media drawing parallels between him and Nawazuddin.
Now, the Wasseypur actor too has spoken up about the issue in an interview. Nawazuddin stated that comparisons with Irrfan are an insult to both of them as actors. He maintains that Irrfan is a senior performer with his own unique take on acting and they should not be compared in any way.
We do understand how the two may not appreciate comparisons of their acting style but when you look at their success story, a similar pattern becomes apparent. Both actors struggled for years to achieve their rightful place in the industry, they have both relied on sheer acting chops alone and established themselves as some of the finest actors we have.