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Nawazuddin Siddiqui seeks Piyush Mishra’s help for MOM

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is known to sink into the character’s skin with an ease. He took help of Piyush Mishra to get a better grasp of the North-Indian accent for his role in MOM. The latter was Siddiqui’s senior and inspiration at the National School of Drama and has known the actor since.

Mishra was Siddiqui’s senior at the National School of Drama and he has known the actor since.

The 43-year-old realized there was scope for improvement before shooting for the movie. He immediately thought of Mishra and used him as a reference to get the perfect accent needed in the movie. Nawazuddin says, “When I was shooting for the movie in Delhi on the first

Nawazuddin says: “I was shooting for the movie in Delhi and while doing the makeup and getting ready for the shot, I suddenly thought about Piyush Mishra.”  I knew my character had to have a heavy north Indian accent, so I thought I could imitate him to see if it works. Surprisingly, when I started imitating him, it went well with the look and the character. I know him in real

“I knew my character had to have a heavy north Indian accent, so I thought I could imitate him to see if it works. Surprisingly, when I started imitating him, it went well with the look and the character.”

Siddiqui claims that he worked with Mishra in Gangs of Wasseypur in 2012, and would observe his work. “He is multi-talented and inspires me as an actor. In fact, we would all copy him when I was studying at the National School of Drama.”

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