It feels as if this year is not meant to be good for Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Lately, the actor was accused of dowry harassment and assault. Right after Nawaz and his spokesperson refuted from this story, he got caught up with another.
Nawazuddin’s visit to his hometown, Muzaffarnagar, turned out to be an unpleasant one. Nawaz was to play the role of Mareech in Ramleela. He was excited to perform there for the first time in front of his friends and family. It was like a dream come true for him.
The poor guy didn’t know this happy bubble wouldn’t last for long! Shiv Sena and his co-workers opposed with the idea of a Muslim being part of a Hindu play and asked him to step down. He faced extreme rage from his fellow Indian brothers.
Even the district head of Shiv Sena’s party, Mukesh Sharma approached police to ask them to prevent him from performing in the play.
He said, “Our objection is with his name as well as the person. His sister-in-law has filed a case against him. He is trying to use this role to get back his social prestige. We will not allow this. For over 50 years, no Muslim has been a part of the production. Why should this be allowed now? We went to the police and our members went around town to spread the word and urge people to stop this.”
After the Shiv Sena’s protest, organizers had to call it off for the night.
Indian Actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Pays The Price For Being A Muslim!
My childhood dream could not come true, but will definitely be a part of Ramleela next year.
Check the rehearsals. pic.twitter.com/euOYSgsm3F
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) October 6, 2016
Well, this isn’t something new as discrimination has always been a part of our society in one way or the other. However, we feel for Nawaz and hope things turn out to be in his favour soon.
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