Sacred Games actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all praises for filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. Siddiqui recently said that Kashyap has played a major role in expanding the market for shows and films on OTT platforms. The actor also credits Anurag Kashyap for raising the bar of Indian web shows.
In an interview with Mid-day the Lunchbox actor said, "If you study the [OTT] market, there are all kinds of work on offer. While there are brilliant films and shows, I also, unfortunately, see some below-average work from India on these platforms. The [streaming] services have a wide reach and must be respected.”
“It was Sacred Games that put us on the map. Even if I stand on the streets of New York, people recognise me as a Sacred Games actor. People don’t give him enough credit, but Anurag Kashyap has played a big role in changing Indian cinema. He encouraged directors to stay true to their roots and tell stories of the heartland. That’s when stories set in Meerut and Kanpur started making their way [to the silver screen],” he added.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap are soon going to appear together in a film for Zee5. The film is titled Ghoomketu. Nawazuddin Siddiqui stars as the titular Ghoomketu who is a budding writer trying to make his name in Bollywood. Anurag Kashyap stars as a cunning and corrupt cop. Pushpendra Nath Misra has directed Ghoomketu. The film also has guest appearances by Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, and Amitabh Bachchan.
On the personal front Nawazuddin Siddiqui is currently occupied in a bitter divorce with his wife Aaliya Siddiqui.