Following Delhi student Gurmehar Kaur, who had landed in the middle of a controversial after the contents of her holding placard invited the wrath of ABVP workers, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui posted a video in which he holds up placards to reveal his true self.
The 42 year old actor in the video says that Nawazuddin is '16.66% Muslim,' '16.66% Hindu,' 16.66% Christian,' '16.66% Sikh,' '16.66% Buddhist' and '16.66% other religions' - all adding up to '100% artist.'
The actor’s post comes a week after scenes of religious intolerances are being reported from parts of the country, especially after singer Sonu NIgam’s tweet stirred up controversy. In a series of tweets, Mr Nigam, wrote, "God bless everyone. I'm not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India."
Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Captain Mandeep Singh who was killed in the 1999 Kargil War, has said she has received threat messages including that of rape after she spoke out against the ABVP, student wing of RSS, following the violence at Delhi's Ramjas College on few months ago, which prompted her to withdraw her comment and campaign.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, whose role as writer Saadat Hasan Manto in a new biopic is ticking in the headlines and interests. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the star of films like Gangs Of Wasseypur, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Manjhi: The Mountain Man, Kahaani and Talaash. He last featured in Shah Rukh Khan's Raees and will be next seen as the title character in Manto, directed by Nandita Das.