Renowned Rajkumar Hirani who worked with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in his earlier struggling days said that he had never thought that Nawazuddin would become such a huge star in future.
The director while speaking at the Indian Film and Television Directors (IFTDA) Masterclass discussed about one of the scene in which Nawazuddin played the role of the thief who pickpocketed from Sanjay Dutt’s father pocket in Munna Bhai MBBS.
He said, “People had to beat him up in that scene and they really did that! I told him Nawaz you’ve done an amazing work, you’re great actor! But in my head, I never thought that Nawazuddin Siddiqui would become such a huge actor that he is today”.
Rajkumar Hirani said the scene from the Munna Bhai MBBS was inspired from his real life incident when his father saved a thief from the crowd like Sunil Dutt had done in the movie.
He said, “Once a young man from Raipur came to my father saying that his money had been stolen and he needed Rs 2,000 to go back home and asked if my father could lend the money. My father gave it to him”.
After when his father returned to home, he discussed the incident to his mates and later on discovered that the man is fraud and he usually goes to people and borrows money but never pays back.
Rajkumar Hirani further said that his father found the same man again but instead of taking him to the police station, took him to the Sindhi Panchayat where he defend the man.
His father said in defend that, “Look everyone here is stealing something and doing scam in their business, but they never got caught because they are smart thieves. Be a smart thief, not an idiot thief that you are”.
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui recently got fame with his last Netflix series “Sacred Games” while playing the role of a high-profile Gangster, Ganesh Eknath Gaitonde.