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Not always able to select trend following films: Nawaz

New Delhi: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is trying to strike a fine balance between commercial and indie cinema, but the actor says he still feels a little hesitant to accept a typical masala film as it often fails to provide scope for performance.

Despite being a part of several commercial hits such as Badlapur, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Raees, the 43-year-old actor says it is his small–budget films that give him a kick to explore various sides to him as an artiste.
"I'm not always able to select those films which follow a particular trend. All my solo films such as Manjhi and Raman Raghav 2.0 are different. They are not typical Bollywood films, which are generally liked by the audience.
"The kind of films I do, might be difficult to understand but they have a lot of scope to perform, which I enjoy the most," Nawaz told.
The actor's recent outing Babumoshai Bandookbaaz has done decent business at the box office and the actor says he never thought the film would receive positive feedback since it had "adult" content.
"The film had a limited budget and the content was also adult so we were scared whether or not people will come to theatres to watch it.
We were unsure of the business because we made quite a different and 'besharam' (shameless) film as the characters were also unlikeable. But I'm happy that people from small towns went to see the movie and liked it."

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