Although the Saddat Hassan Manto biopic where Nawazuddin performs the titular role has underperformed at the box office, there is no doubt that Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s career is on the roll. His performance as the gangster Ganesh Gaitonde in Netflix’s web series Sacred Games has earned him the highest possible levels of popularity, so much so that Nawaz has hiked his fee considerably for the second season of Sacred Games.
When questioned about his remuneration, Nawaz said, “The big producers are paying me what I ask for. And I ask for what I deserve. When I do a Sacred Games I am empowered to do a Manto for free.”
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