Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the best actors we have in our country, period. Not that he has this charming character, but it’s his simplicity that works for him. In the words of Anurag Kashyap, Nawaz never stands out in a crowd, but when you see him on the big screen you are in awe of his performance as he finds himself totally under the skin of the character. Something similar happened to Nawaz while working on Raman Raghav 2.0.
In fact, during Raman Raghav 2.0, Nawaz took it to the next level in terms of acting that frightened his wife and Anurag Kashyap. Those who watched the film would be aware of Nawaz’s dark character. To get it right, he starved himself. But unfortunately, playing with health got actor Raees in serious trouble. He eventually contracted dengue and was hospitalized. But it’s not that. An interesting but frightening incident took place in the hospital.
Raman Raghav 2.0 creator Anurag Kashyap himself disclosed the incident while speaking on the Our Stupid Reaction YouTube channel.
Anurag said: “Nawazuddin Siddiqui contracted dengue and was in the hospital. While in the hospital, he was just constantly chatting with Raman Raghav as if he was literally living the character. He had a high fever and his wife (Aaliya) called me, “What have you done to him? He just talks all the time, lines from the movie ‘and I was afraid he was really affected by that. It becomes like that. He likes to live there, he likes to stay there, he actually prefers this world, he escapes into this world.
Fortunately, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s madness paid off well as his character received praise from everyone!
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