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“Mumbai is the place that gave me everything….My heart is in Budhana” Nawazuddin Siddiqui


Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most loved and critically acclaimed actors in Bollywood. He is known for his unconventional and challenging roles. However this versatile actor was away from Mumbai for this entire year but now he is finally retuning home.

“Mumbai is the place that gave me everything. So yes it is home. I return to Mumbai on 6 July after 6 months with mixed feelings. Because I love the city but at the same time being in my native place Budhana (Uttar Pradesh) where I   grew up is my idea of a perfect life. After I left for Mumbai to pursue a career in acting this is the first time I’ve been able to spend so much time with my mother.” Nawaz was quoted saying.

He added, ‘My heart is in Budhana. These six months cut off from work and Mumbai have been bliss. I have been farming on my land, growing vegetables. It is as creative as acting.’

Nawaz hopes to retire and settle down again in Budhana someday. But for now work is also important. “Yes, I’ve some work-related meetings in Mumbai. Also I haven’t met my children for a while. I wish I could bring them to Budhana. But they’ve their own life and their online classes in Mumbai. I can’t disrupt the life they are used to. But some day I hope they will be as attached to Budhana as  I am,” Nawaz signs off.