Nawazuddin Siddiqui seeks Piyush Mishra’s help for MOM!


Establishing himself as one of the most bankable powerhouse performers, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is known to sink into the character’s skin with an extraordinary ease. The talented actor sought actor-lyricist, Piyush Mishra’s help 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.

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 deliver the strong North-Indian accent required of him.

Nawazuddin says, “When I was shooting for the movie in Delhi on the first day, after I was done with 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 life, and meet him often. I also worked with him in Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), so I have observed 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.”