Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said that the typical Bollywood shooting method of “lights, camera, and action” irritates him greatly.
Nawazuddin recently gave a master class at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and he briefly discussed his pet peeves as an actor to express his opinions regarding practices in Bollywood.
He said, “I’m sorry to say this, but I have to so that people know about it before we start a shot [on Bollywood sets] there is so much noise and so many voices and the director expects the best from his actors?”
He continued, “Are we computers? All of a sudden they announce the shot is ready and active. This concerns me since we could accomplish so much more if there was some silence on the set.”
Nawaz also discussed how he finds character descriptions to be quite annoying. Additionally, he said that when an actor decides to play a new role, all traces of the role he previously performed need to be removed.
He said that “If you have to start from scratch, you must first unlearn what you have learned.”