Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has shared screen space with big names like Aamir Khan and Irrfan Khan, but he says he has never been intimidated by their star power. Had he been awestruck, he says he would not have been honest with his characters.
"If you feel the pressure of any star, that means you are not doing justice with your character or you are not involved in your character. If you are getting conscious of the stardom of a star, then he is right in his place, but you are not," the 39-year-old said here Wednesday at a film club function at the University of Mumbai.
For an actor, it should only be another character in front of him and not a star.
"If you are in your character, then you will see the other person also as a particular character. Like in 'Talaash', if I was in my role of Temur, then it was not Aamir Khan standing in front of me, but a police officer," he said.
Nawazuddin was last seen in the acclaimed "The Lunchbox" and "Miss Lovely" and will soon be seen in "Mountain Man", "Ghoomketu" and "Kick".