Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui recently moved into a luxurious bungalow located in Yari Road, Versova, Mumbai. The property had been under construction for the past three years. With seven rooms, two spacious dining rooms, and a garden, Siddiqui named the house ‘Nawab’ in memory of his dead father.

In conversation with The Times of India, the actor recalled his humble beginnings and said, “Aaj jitna bada mera personal bathroom hai, utna sa mera ghar hua karta tha (Today, my personal bathroom is as big as the house I used to live in).”

While the ‘Sacred Games’ star has hopped on the bandwagon of Bollywood icons who own grand houses, living in a mansion initially seemed like an unattainable dream for Nawazuddin Siddiqui. 

“Mera aisa koi intention nahi tha (I didn’t have any such intention). All these perks are just a by-product of all the hard work that I am doing. I never dreamt of living in a bungalow. It was my brother who had shown me this plot. I developed an interest in it and the rest is history.”

The actor, who put his “heart and soul” into the mansion, believes that the property is a result of his hard work and persistence.

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Although the 47-year-old ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ star has moved in, he still has a few artistic pieces to add to the bungalow’s ambience, including monochrome portraits of iconic filmmakers.

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“There’s a wall outside the house where I have kept nine frames. I am planning to put up navras masks in them. Then, there is one corner where I am planning to put up black and white pictures of some of the world’s greatest actors and directors. Aise lagna chahiye ke yeh ek artiste ka ghar hai (It should look like an artist’s home),” he said in the interview. 

He added, “Likewise, sabse upar wala jo chhatt hai, waha I am planning to make a wooden cabin (Likewise, I am planning to make a wooden cabin at the highest rooftop of the house). There is a lot of greenery that surrounds the bungalow, so I want to use this cabin to sit, think and work on my script.”

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While the mansion is a substantial addition to his accomplishments, the actor shared how he seldom spends time at home. “Main rahunga hi kitna yaha? (How much will I stay here?) As actors, we spend most of our time in our tiny vanity vans. Meri aadhi life jo hai woh vanity vans mein hi guzar gayi hai (I have spent half of my life in vanity vans).”

Painted in white, the multi-storeyed abode has a large garden where Siddiqui plans to grow plants.