- Nawazuddin Siddiqui attempts to strike at the heart of secularism and make an emotional appeal to the viewer.
- The video by the actor comes at a time when the country is witnessing a surge in attacks on minorities.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has shared a video on his Twitter profile in which the actor emphasises that for him art comes before religion.
Titled "Sixteen Point Six Six", the 55-second video has no dialogues and the 42-year-old actor sends a message across with the help of placards.
In the clip, Siddiqui, through placards, says when he got his DNA test results, the "Raees" actor found he was each 16.66 per cent Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist and every other important religion in the world.
But when he "discovered" his soul, Siddiqui found he is 100 per cent artiste.
The video by the actor comes at a time when the country is witnessing a surge in attacks on minorities.
He is then dressed in white kurta pyjama with a saffron cloth over his shoulder and a vermillion on his forehead. He now holds the placard that reads ‘16.66% Hindu’.
Then dressed in a black bandhgala with a white karakul, with a placard that says ‘16.66% Muslim’.
Then he wears a red turban with thick moustache and the placard reads ‘16.66% Sikh.’
He then wears the robes of member of the church with a cross around his neck and the placard reads ‘16.66% Christian.’
He later wears a Buddhist monk’s robes and the placard says ‘16.66% Buddhist.’
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:37 PM IST