Nawazuddin Siddiqui, in a tweet, wrote, “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.” Earlier, Siddiqui starrer Babumoshai bandookbaaz’s casting director said how they couldn’t cast “fair and handsome people” with Siddiqui as it would look weird.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, while speaking about his tweet about being discriminated in the film industry on the basis of his skin colour, said it was just a reply to someone in the film industry. Nawazuddin furthr explained that his tweet was not directed towards the entire industry. “These things are there everywhere, not just in Bollywood,” he added.
According to the reports, the casting director of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Sanjay Chouhan, has said he never made the remark that fair actors cannot be cast with Nawazuddin Siddiqui. “All I said was the film needed actors as good as Nawazuddin. You need actors who could match his strature,” he added. Sanjay further said he would never want to hurt Nawazuddin by giving such statements.