Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said he was never offered any role in Rahul Dholakia’s ‘Raees.’
“I am at a loss to understand where these reports came from! I was never offered Raees. So, the question of accepting or not accepting the film doesn’t arise. Someone in the media decided that I was part of the film. Then they decided I wasn’t going to be part of it. All this drama is very distracting and embarrassing,” said Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Nawazuddin says he shares a terrific rapport with ‘Raees’ producer Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. “I did ‘Talaash’ with them. And I was very happy with the outcome. I share a great relationship with them. I’d love to work with them again. In fact Excel (Farhan and Sidhwani’s production company) did offer me another film which I couldn’t do because of date problems. But Raees never came to me.”
The role in Raees apparently requires the actor to put on 20 kilos. “Even if I ate chocolates, sweets and pizzas round-the-clock my metabolism won’t allow me to put on that kind weight. So there is no question of doing the role.”
Nawazuddin now gears up to plunge into Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick. “I’ve a fabulous role in the film. Plus, I’ve some really exciting scenes with Salman Khan. ‘Kick’ is my most commercial project to date. It’s the kind of action film I used to watch and enjoy as a child. I never knew I’d actually be a part of one of those.”