Nawazuddin Siddiqui's family stuck in Uttarakhand mishap

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is quite worried about his extended family as they are still trapped in Uttarakhand due to extreme weather conditions. He is trying to get information about them and stay connected as much as possible.

Nawazuddin is from Uttarakhand and saw his growing up years there only. "I have three brothers and a sister in Dehradun. It's hard get in touch. But so far they are safe. This kind of natural fury and devastation are unknown in our parts." said Nawaz.

The actor is extremely sad about the ill fated natural devastation which occurred in Uttarakhand and many lives were lost. Till now all the people who are caught in Uttarakhand have not been rescued though the relief work is at its best. "My family being there is one thing. So many locals, pilgrims, tourists and travellers being stranded is very disturbing." said Nawazuddin.

The actor feels that the insurmountable destruction that has happened in Uttarakhand is a result of prolonged and neglected human activities which led to increase in pollution, gradually depleting the natural beauty of this state. Nawazuddin recalled, “There wasn't even a cinema hall where I grew up. Our entire family lived in a state of uncomplicated simplicity. Although we were a poor family, the place holds wonderful memories for me. It pains me to hear and see so much havoc being created by nature in my beautiful homeland. I think we're paying for our sins of economical devastation.”

More than 600 people lost their lives and many thousands remain caught in Uttarakhand. This condition happened following a more than 60 hours of heavy and continuous rainfall along with cloud bursts at many places, which subsequently resulted in flooding in Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. The heavy rains also led to landslides.

Nawazuddin made his debut in 1999 with “Sarfarosh”. After that he appeared in small roles. His big ticket to Bollywood was with movie “Peepli Live”. After that he also did a major role in “Kahaani” which was released in 2012. His claim to fame is however with the movie “Gangs of Wasseypur” and its sequel “Gangs of Wasseypur 2”. His acting was critically acclaimed. Currently he is busy shooting for “Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa”. He also acted in “Mountain Man”and “Liar’s Dice” which are scheduled for 2013 release. His movies “Dabba” and “Monsoon Shootout” were screened at 2013 Cannes Film Festival. He has also won a number of awards including National Film Award.