Though audiences still cannot stop raving about Gaitonde, his character from the super-hit Netflix show Sacred Games, Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is done with working in web series.
Confirming that he is a part of Sacred Games 2, Nawaz recently told Pinkvilla, “I will only do the second season of Sacred Games. I don't want to do more web series.”
The actor says Sacred Games would have been ruined had it released as a film. “It came out because critics had no say in it. If it was released as a movie, they would've ruined it, just the way they are ruining films. That's why Netflix is getting so big,” he said.
Not just web series, Nawaz says he is done with playing dark roles too, at least for now. Tough celebrated for playing complex, layered characters in films such as Gangs of Wasseypur 2, Raman Raghav 2.0 and Badlapur, Nawaz says he now wants to romance on screen. “I'm only doing romantic roles now. Currently, my phase of doing romantic films is going on. I have 4-5 such films lined up,” he said.
Nawaz will next be seen in Manto, which releases today. Directed by Nandita Das, it also stars Rasika Dugal, Javed Akhtar and Rishi Kapoor in important roles.
About working on Manto, Nawaz had earlier told IANS, “The film is very personal. It will haunt people. You will feel a connect with the story. And the reason behind that is — every one wants to say the truth, but there are many factors and pressures of the society stopping them from saying the truth."