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'Until I feel safe, I can't return to shoot'

June 17, 2021 11:49 IST

IMAGE: Nawazuddin Siddiqui works at his farm. Photograph: Kind courtesy Nawazuddin Siddiqui/Twitter

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is presenting at his hometown Budhana in Uttar Prades, says he has no intention of getting back to work anytime soon.

"I know the lockdown is being eased in Mumbai and shootings have resumed. We are allowed to shoot from 9 am to 4 pm. That's good news. But I am not sure whether it is the right time yet to get back to shooting," Nawaz tells Subhash K Jha.


IMAGE: Nawaz with Neha Sharma in Jogira Sara Ra Ra.. Photograph: Kind courtesy Nawazuddin Siddiqui/Instagram

"Here, at home, I am able to do things that I can never do in Mumbai, like farming my own land and growing vegetables," the actor says.

"I've worked enough in the past few years. I can take it easy for as long as I want. I know there is a truckload of work waiting for me. But until I feel safe, I can't return to shoot," he adds.

His pending assignments include his brother Shamas's directorial Bole Chudiya.

"From 2020 to April 2021, I completed two films Sangeen and Jogira Sara Ra Ra. I also finished a major portion of Bole Chudiya. I shot a music video and and sang and shot for a song in Bole Chudiyan. I shot for seven ads," he says.

"This is enough work for the year. Even if I don't get to work for the rest of the year, I am okay with it."