Nawazuddin Siddiqui is not an ordinary actor. One of the finest talents of Bollywood, he brings life to every character he inhabits. With his extraordinary, unfading acting prowess, he can give any actor a run for their money. Regardless of the length of his role, he makes his presence not only felt but with his exceptional performance even overshadows the lead actors such as Salman (Kick and Bajrangi Bhaijaan), Shahrukh (Raees), and Varun Dhawan (Badlapur).
His convincing portrayals of diverse characters in movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Talaash, Kahaani, The Lunchbox, Manto, Thakery etc along with Netflix web-series Sacred Games have hooked the attention of critics and audience alike. His “larger-than-life” onscreen figures make people talking and poker players are no exception.
Here are some of his hard-hitting dialogues which are highly relatable to the experiences and situations a poker player comes across on the game table –
1. When you want to express your sheer dedication and intense desire to win the tournament champion trophy and the top prize.
Tohar ko itna chahte hai, itna chahte hai, itna chahte hai, itna chahte hai, itna chahte hai…kitna chahte hai ka batayen…seena cheer ke dikhayen Bajrangbali jaisa?
2. When you take down the title by crushing the same player heads-up who beat you last time in the same tournament.
Aadmi toh karke bhool jaata hai par uska kiya kahin nahin jaata…ghoomkar ek din uske samne zaroor aata hai
3. When you are prepared to give your all to fight the final table battle.
“Jab tak todeegein nahi…..Tab tak chodegein nahi..Bahute lamba Dangal chalegaa re.
4. The first thought that comes to mind when we are on a winning streak.
Kabhi kabhi lagta hain ki apun hi bhagwaan hain
5. A cool way to warn a newbie who tries to outsmart you by making large bets and raises without assessing your level of experience and skills.
Jaa ke dekh reycard mein kaun hai.. Insaan hai ke bhagvan!
His expressions, style, and swagger are iconic in their own way and are mesmerizing people all across the nation. Don’t be surprised if you start hearing the term “nawazuddin poker style” with the cheers of “Shandaar, Zabardast, Zindabad” on the game tables soon.