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Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the difference between male and female directors; says women have a more compassionate world view

The actor will be seen essaying the role of a trans woman in his next film, Haddi.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the difference between male and female directors; says women have a more compassionate world view

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 01.50 PM, Sep 03, 2022

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui is set to put his indomitable acting prowess to the test yet again in his upcoming film, Haddi. The film will reportedly see the actor essay the role of a woman, as suggested by the film’s first look poster. Throughout his prominent silver screen career, the actor has teamed up with a number of gifted filmmakers. The actor recently opened up about the differences he experiences when working with male and female directors.

The actor spoke of how he was able to learn a lot from working with a number of renowned female directors. He has worked on Anusha Rizvi’s Peepli Live, Debamitra Biswal’s Motichoor Chaknachoor, Nandita Das's Manto, Zoya Akhtar’s segment of Bombay Talkies, and Reema Kagti’s Talaash.

Siddiqui said that his experiences had helped him see that women viewed the world differently from men. “They(women) are far more compassionate and they see beauty in everything. For most men, it’s often about power and control”, said the actor.

He went on to speak of how this difference in world view also reflected in their relationships. He said that men tended to be more territorial, wanting to establish control over everyone, including women. The female gaze was much kinder and more sensitive, according to Siddiqui. The actor added that he was trying to get that point of view women have, just right.

Earlier, in a candid chat with OTTplay, Siddiqui had spoken of how he wanted to see the world through a woman’s eyes if he wanted to do justice to his character in Haddi. The film, which went on floors recently, is directed by Akshat Ajay Sharma and bankrolled by Zee Studios and Anandita Studios.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Nawaz has an interesting lineup of films which includes ‘Tiku Weds Sheru’, ‘Noorani Chehra’, and ‘Adbhut’ among others.

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