Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one actor who never fails to amaze us with each one of his performances! Now, how surprising is it to know that he in fact cried over not being able to play a role? Yes, Nawaz, in a recent interview, opened up about how he was dropped from the film, Hey Ram, which was directed and starred in by Kamal Haasan.

In an interview with SpotBoyE, Nawaz spoke about how in his early days, he was removed from a lot of films, but Hey Ram hurt him the most because of how much he respected and looked up to the veteran actor and filmmaker, Kamal Haasan. He says he is one of his idols, along with others like Dilip Kumar, Naseeruddin Shah, Anthony Hopkins and Denzel Washington, and that he was “as excited as a child” about this opportunity.

Speaking about it, he says:

It was actually a substantial role. I was supposed to be this victim of a mob attack whom Kamalji rescues.I was excited about this opportunity to share screen space with my idol.

He even went on to reveal that it was Kamal’s daughter, Shruti Haasan, who consoled him at that time. But he goes on to reassure that he has no hard feelings, and that Kamal Sir is an absolutely knowledgeable artiste whom he highly respects.

On the work front, Nawaz was last seen in Sudhir Mishra‘s Netflix film, Serious Men. He has been having back to back OTT releases with Honey Tehran‘s murder mystery, Raat Akeli Hain and Pushpendra Nath Mishra‘s Ghoomketu.