Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shah Rukh Khan

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was recently seen sharing screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Raees’, just cannot stop praising the superstar.

The actor says that the best thing about Shah Rukh is that he is not scared to come out of his comfort zone. “What I admire in Shah Rukh the most is that he being a superstar has come out of his comfort zone and has done a dark film like this, which is a rare thing. People (actors) often play safe games (referring to roles and films). Shah Rukh has the daring to do a negative role, it’s a big thing. I admire this quality in him,” Nawazuddin said.

He adds saying that the superstar inspires him. “He is very humble, sensitive and a very understanding person. His thoughts inspire me. It’s a big compliment for me when he praises my work. He is an experienced actor, and an actor of his stature praising me is a big compliment for me,” he said.


Nawazuddin shocked the audience with his entry in the film, where he is seen as Michael Jackson’s impersonator. “It (dance part) was Rahul’s idea and I had to practice it,” he concluded.

The movie also stars Pakistani actress Mahira Khan as Shah Rukh Khan aka Raees’ love interest. It has been receiving amazing response at the box office.