Playing eccentric criminals is nothing new for Nawazuddin Siddiqui . In his forthcoming movie ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’, the actor plays the role of a ruthless murderer who has his own logic for committing murders. The actor was approached byAnurag Kashyap for playing the role of Raman Raghav in the movie. According to Nawazuddin, he watched the interviews of many psychopathic killers online to get into the skin of the character. Nawazuddin’s association with Kashyap goes back to the days of ‘Black Friday’.

The actor was quoted as saying in a report on, “Anurag mentioned it the first time when we were shooting for ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. After ‘Gangs…’, he became very busy and so did I. This year, we got the time to work on the film. I shuffled my dates a bit and the shoot was completed in 22 days. To essay the role, I followed Anurag’s concept of the character. I also watched interviews of many psychopathic killers online.”

When asked about his plans for Cannes this year, the actor said, “During the last couple of times I was there, I spent my time watching movie screenings. This time, I have decided to take time off for media interactions. ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ is the eighth film of mine to be screened there.”

 Nawazuddin is happy about the fact that he is able to do both parallel and commercial cinema with consummate ease. He was quoted as saying, “I don’t want my work to be heavy. The challenge is to make it interesting and engaging keeping in mind the need for method acting.”
The actor didn’t expect the kind of response his dialogues in the movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ would evoke in the audience. According to him, his dialogues like ‘Begum Tum Phir Boli’ went down well with the masses.
As for his birthday plays on May 19 which he shares with his son, Yaani, who turns one year old that day, Nawazuddin was quoted as saying, “I am returning from Cannes that day. My wife wants to have a celebration, but we have not finalised the plan yet.”