Actress Bidita Bag, who will be seen sharing the screen space with actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, has supported the actor’s remarks on racism in films. The lady stated that the only skin that an artiste needs is camouflage. She praised Nawaz saying that colour blind people will never be able to look at his abilities as an actor adding that Nawaz has taught her to be a chameleon in front of the screen.
"I feel, the only skin we need, as artistes, is camouflage. Those who are colour-blind will never see what abilities he (Nawaz) has as an actor and a person.
"Nawazuddin has never been the one to play it (a character) black or white. He has even taught me to be a chameleon and get into the skin of the character, as per director's vision," she said.
Earlier this month, Nawazuddin had criticised the bias against dark-skinned people after the film's casting director Sanjay Chouhan, reportedly said it would be "weird" to cast fair-looking people opposite the actor.
"Thank you for making me realise that I cannot be paired along with the fair and handsome because I'm dark and not good looking, but I never focus on that," the actor had tweeted.
Bidita added, "It is good that I'm not paired opposite fair and handsome people. I'm paired opposite someone who has fair and lovely thinking and I value that. It's my honour and privilege that I got to watch him perform.
"He is one of the best actors that I have ever worked with. I will always cherish his ability to get into the skin of the character and become that person for the entire duration of the shoot.
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz is all set to hit the screens on August 25. Along with Nawaz and Bidita, the film also features Jatin Goswami and Divya Dutta in lead roles.
(With PTI Inputs)
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