When Nawazuddin Siddiqui met famous Hollywood critic Roger Ebert – Times of India

American’s most beloved movie critic Roger Ebert who died on April 4, 2013 had known as out Nawazuddin Siddiqui after seeing his efficiency in Prashant Bhargava’s Patang. Giving the movie his highest 4-star score, Ebert had commented: “It flies as free and colorfully as a kite.”
Roger Ebert whose critiques have impressed many generations of critics the world over, invited Nawaz house for lunch.

Recalled Nawazuddin, “Mr Ebert and his spouse performed excellent hosts. Although he couldn’t converse I didn’t for a minute really feel any inadequacy in our communication.”

On the unique lunch with Roger Ebert the opposite two friends have been actor Michael Shanon (from Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Highway) and the prolific Australian director Paul Cox. All three –Ebert, Shannon and Cox—confirmed an curiosity in watching Nawazuddin’s efficiency in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur.

Roger Ebert was broadly thought-about to be considered one of America’s most revered and feared critics. He misplaced his voice to most cancers. Nawazuddin Siddiqui found this when he flew all the way down to Ebert’s home-town Illinois.

In a shifting tribute Ebert ‘spoke’ on stage about Nawazuddin’s work. Profoundly moved by the reward, the actor says, “He had misplaced his voice and in reality the underside of his face was gone. However his ardour for cinema remained the identical. Mr Ebert truly gave public speeches. He lip-synced to pre-recorded speeches on stage.”

To ‘hear’ Ebert reward Nawazuddin in such a method was essentially the most memorable praise of the actor’s life.

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