Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is almost unrecognizable in his look for Sridevi starrer MOM, took a huge leap of faith and completely followed director Ravi Udyawar's vision.
Apart from a grueling hair and make up session that lasted almost 4 hours, the powerhouse performer chose to sport basic kurtas and shirts sourced from the local markets in Delhi.
In fact, the actor was so absorbed in his character that even the locals in Chandni Chowk, Delhi where the team shot, didn't recognize him .
Says director Ravi Udyawar, "There is a reason audiences and the industry alike refer to Nawazuddin as one of the finest actors in the country. When I explained his look to him , he was really excited because it gave him the oppurtunity to do something different and as an actor he is constantly on the lookout for doing something that challenges him .He got on the sets , sat through hours of hair and makeup...walked around the local streets, wearing basic clothes picked off the street and yet managed to steal the show."
Funnily enough MOM protagonist Sridevi on the very first day of the shoot walked in on the sets asking to meet Nawazuddin Siddiqui, completely unaware that it was the actor himself standing next to her in his unrecognizable avatar.
MOM starring Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna releases 7th July 2017.