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Nawazuddin Siddiqui has played the role of a Dalit man in the recently released film ‘Sirius Man’.
If Nawazuddin Siddiqui believes, he still faces caste discrimination in his village (Budhana, Uttar Pradesh). In an interview, he was commenting on the gang-rape and humiliation of a Dalit girl in Hathras. He said that caste was so deeply exploited in the village that he could not be spared despite his popularity in the film.
People still feel inferior because of grandma
Speaking on NDTV, Nawazuddin said, “My grandmother was a low-income person. People still don’t accept us because of her. I don’t care if she’s famous. It’s (racism) deeply involved in them. It’s in their veins. They’re proud of it. Sheikh.” Siddiqui has no connection with the upper castes and those he considers inferior. It still exists today. It is very difficult. “
Nawaz’s response to the Hathras incident
There is outrage across the country over the death of a Dalit teenager after he was gang-raped and assaulted by four upper castes in Hatras, Uttar Pradesh. “What’s wrong is wrong. Our artist community is also speaking out against what happened in Hatras. It’s very important to talk. It’s very unfortunate,” Nawaz said.
On caste, Nawaz said, “People can say that there is no caste discrimination. However, if the same people travel around, they will know different truths.”
Nawaz is seen in the role of Dalit in the film
Director Sudhir Mishra’s film Sirius Man recently saw Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the role of a Dalit man. ‘Sirius Man’, published on Netflix on October 2, is based on Manu Joseph’s book of the same name.