Nawazuddin Siddiqui broken silence on me too movement and his wife allegation of toturing her
“Everyone thinks they are talented. This industry is beautiful because it also makes a non-talented person into a star…There needs to be something extraordinary in you. Then kaam nahi hoga toh gaaliyan denge industry ko. Jin logon ko kaam nahi hota, woh duniya bhar ke ilzaam lagate hai industry pe, duniya bhar ke movement nikalte hai phir (If there is no work, people will abuse the industry. People who have no work abuse the industry, and then bring out all sorts of movements).” Nawaz said in an interview with a website.
Siddiqui also denied the existence of ‘casting couches’ in B town and said he had never experienced anything and felt it was all just a plot to defame the “safest place” — Bollywood.
Siddiqui trivialised a movement which exposed the culture of abuse in his industry by brushing it under the carpet. Labelling serious allegations of harassment, verbal and physical abuse, and in some cases even rape, as publicity stunts, not only makes him someone who disregards women, but also someone who is insecure — common trait among men threatened by feminism.