How nice is it to learn that famous Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui happens to be a farmer too? This fact became public knowledge during a television interview given by Siddiqui to journalist Prabhu Chawla.
He told Chawla about how he spends his free days engaging in husbandry. Being born and brought up in a village (Budhana, Uttar Pradesh) connected him to farming. Viewers now know that the versatile actor has added yet another feather to his cap, that of being a farmer.
Siddiqui had previously admitted to being extremely fond of kite flying in another show, adding that he seriously studied the wind conditions before trying to fly one.
Interviews focusing on his farming have rarely been aired, making this one all the more interesting. There is no need to blame media coverage. He is not the only farmer in the film industry, as other actors have also called themselves born-farmers in the past.
As an actor, he has achieved immense popularity. Many might wonder why farmers make for good actors? I believe that farming is one of the oldest professions to have existed on the earth. Adam is believed by some to be the first farmer to have set foot upon the earth.
The reason Siddiqui’s acting prowess and his success as an actor stands out is because of his connection with the earth. He even provided details about different kinds of seasonal crops during the interview.
Siddiqui didn’t shy away from commenting on the farmer’s agitation when asked about it. Chawla’s sagacity made him answer simple yet tricky questions pertaining to the ongoing farmers’ protest. In a short and diplomatic answer, the actor-cum-farmer said the farmer’s demands were reasonable.
He also said that the government should come up with the appropriate solutions for the same. Cool as ice, he responded to all the questions in a relaxed manner. However, there were moments in which one could see him grasping for words, leaning his face from side to side and pausing in between, for a millisecond.
It gave one the impression that he is just about to say something. I think it’s safe to say that Siddiqui was as inimitable in his interview as he is in his performances on the big screen.