Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Yahan ek certain skin colour ko good-looking maante hai


Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who's always battled questions about good looks, emphasises that when it comes to his profession, one needs to gauge an actor's looks through the camera lens.
He explains, "Views on good looks differ from person to person. A man or woman you think is good-looking in India might not be considered good-looking in France or Germany."
Elaborating on how unconventional beauty is also accepted by the audience, the Sacred Games actor says, "Hamare yahan toh hum certain body type aur certain skin colour ko good-looking maante hai.
But for me, Smita Patil se khoobsurat actress koi aayi hi nahi hai aaj tak. Aisa lagta hai ke she was made for the camera. Camera ka kuch ek doosra perception hota hai. We have to see one through the lens. Hum log bina camera ke dekhte hai and decide karte hai ki yeh good-looking hai ya nahi. But when it comes to movies, whether an actor is good-looking or not should be decided after seeing them through the lens."
Praising the actress who won immense love for her performances in films like Ardh Satya (1983), Bazaar (1982) and Arth (1982), among others, Nawaz said, "Smita Patil ko agar hum yahan khade karde then she will just come across as a normal Indian girl.
Lekin jaise hi woh camera ke saamne aati thi, unse khoobsurat koi nahi dikhta tha. If she were there in today's time, she would have been a delight for international filmmakers. West toh unhe kheech leta tha."
Speaking about Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto, Nawaz says, "I was at the Cannes Film Festival, and I saw this huge hoarding that featured Freida. For many of us, she might be like any other girl next door. Lekin wahan par log keh rahe the ki yeh Hollywood ki kisi bade actress se bhi zyada khoobsurat lag rahi hai. People were clicking pictures of that hoarding. That shows the difference in people's perception."

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