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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Says That Bollywood Has A Racism Problem

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There has been much talk about Bollywood having a nepotism problem but ace actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says that the real problem with Bollywood is its problem with racism. The actor was recently nominated for an Emmy for his role in Sudhir Mishra’s Serious Men where he stars opposite Indira Tiwari.

“Sudhir saab has immense knowledge about cinema, and his thought process is very practical. He cast her as the heroine, and I can guarantee you that there is so much racism in our industry, I will be very happy if she is cast as the lead again. Sudhir Mishra did it, but what about the head honchos in charge? More than nepotism, we have a racism problem,” he told Bollywood Hungama.

“I fought against it for many years, and I hope that dark-skinned actresses are made heroines; it’s very important. I’m not even talking about skin colour; there is a bias that exists in the industry which needs to end for better films to be made… I was rejected for many years only because I’m short and I look a certain way, although I can’t complain now. But there are so many other great actors who fall prey to this kind of bias,” he added.


[Image Credit: Nawazuddin Siddiqui]