Asad Siddiqui, who gave an entertaining dance performance alongside Meera Jee at the recently held LSA 2019, has some intense TV performances to his name. He has won many hearts with his most recent effort, Surkh Chandni, in which he essays a sinister and notorious character Jawad. What started as just another negative character, has established the actor as a household name. In a recent interview with Something Haute, the actor shared his experience of playing Jawad.
What made him choose a character that is entirely negative with no shades of grey?
“I was very hesitant when Sana Shahnawaz offered this role to me. I was playing Junaid in Balaa who was a drunkard and I didn’t want to step into another negative role right after that,” reflected Asad, adding, “However, when Sana told me that Shahid Shafaat is directing it, I decided to meet them and discuss the project and it certainly paid off. We spoke at length about the character and developed it together and then I signed it.”
“Jawad turned out to be a blessing in disguise for me,” he admitted.
There is something familiar about his character, as Jawad appears to be a regular good-looking guy who dresses nicely, but is evil from the inside. This makes one wonder that after committing scores of heinous crimes, from acid attack to beating people and/or murdering them, will Jawad get what he deserves or will the drama force feed audience to empathize with him by the end?
“Jawad will never apologize; he is not the kind of man who will go down easily. The guy has some sort of God-complex as he wants to have authority and power in every matter. But we know that a bad deed ends in bad results so he too will face the music,” Asad answered ensuring that nothing good is in store for Jawad.
Among other things, Asad also shared that he fears being type-cast now and that he plans to take a break from playing negative characters for a while.