Nawazuddin Siddiqui is taking method acting to play Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto quite seriously it seems.
According to DNA India, the actor shared what he's doing to prep for his role as the Urdu writer: "Thanks to Nandita’s research on Manto, I feel I know him well enough to get into his mind and body. The body part is relatively easier. I need to dress the way he did, and as long as I’m playing him, I need to live my life the way he did. Alone. Writing words that created magic on paper."
The actor plans to free himself of all other commitments now that Raees is out. "I will shut myself away from all communication," he insists.
"I plan to recreate Manto’s world around me. I will have my room re-furnished with the things that Manto lived with. I will dress like him, try to eat the food that he ate, sleep on the kind of bed that he did, wear the kind of clothes he did and talk like him. If I enter Manto’s physical world, I feel I can penetrate his mind," he adds.
Nawaz starts shooting for the Nandita Das directorial in March in Mumbai.
"As long as I play him I won’t be taking on any other project. I want to do justice to the awe-inspiring personality of this great man. And to be able to do this I am willing to make any sacrifice required," he says.