Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be making his Tamil debut with director Karthik Subbaraj's Petta, which has Superstar Rajinikanth playing the hero. The film's shooting is currently underway in Varanasi.
In a recent interview to a daily, Siddiqui opened up about teaming up with Rajinikanth. He said, "Rajinikanth is amazing actually. I always desired to work with him and I'm one of the few fortunate ones who got that wish fulfilled."
He further added that he is amazed at Rajinikanth's popularity. "I think he is the biggest superstar in the country. In fact, the craze and madness that his fans have are incomparable for any star in the world. Very few are blessed with the kind of fan following that he has. Rajini sir's fan base is not just across the nation but everywhere in the world. What amazes me about him is that he is so simple even after having such a big fan base. When I first met him in the vanity van, I was shocked to see how simple he is. He makes you feel like he is like you," the Manto actor explained.
Siddiqui also revealed that it is difficult to speak his lines in Tamil. "I have a tutor to teach me the Tamil dialogues for Petta. It is difficult as it is not my language. Gujarati and Marathi are akin to Hindi in certain ways, but Tamil isn't. It is tough," he concluded.