Nawazuddin Siddiqui is at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival for the screening of his movie Manto. The actor who plays the celebrated poet and playwright in this Nandita Das directorial has a long association with this event. Nawazuddin Siddiqui first walked the red carpet of Cannes for the screening of his movie Gangs Of Wasseypur. Recalling his journey, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said he had only one suit stitched by a local tailor back then. But now, things have changed, of course.

The actor felt that walking the red carpet at Cannes changed his life. Speaking to a leading daily at the French riviera, Nawazuddin said, “I was in Cannes for the first time. Four of my films were being screened. I feel blessed. For 13 years I was given no room to grow as an actor. Kuch bhi milta tha main kar leta (I accepted what came my way). Gangs Of Wasseypur changed my life. Today I feel I’ve just begun my life.”

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

After struggling for many years, Nawazuddin got noticed. With fame, his sartorial choices also changed but Nawazuddin thinks he is not a fashion icon. “I have no fashion sense at all. Mujhe toh yeh bhi nahin pata tha ke ek din main aise kapde pehnunga (I didn’t even know that one day I’ll wear such clothes),” he said.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui turned a year older yesterday but he could not celebrate it with his family. He said this has been the norm for the last couple of years. Talking about 2015, Nawazuddin said he was busy with the promotions of Bajrangi Bhaijaan so couldn’t ring in his birthday.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Courtesy: Twitter/India Today)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Courtesy: Twitter/India Today)

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Despite being extremely busy Nawazuddin is not complaining about it. The actor said he was working hard to ensure the bright future of his children and hoped one day they would be proud of him.

A look back at how long Nawazuddin has come is definitely enough for his family to feel proud of him.

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