- Out of the Furnace (2013)
Forgive me my sins. O Lord, forgive me my sins, the sins of my youth, the sins of my age, the sins of my soul, the sins of my body, my idle sins, my serious voluntary sins, the sins I know, the sins we have concealed for so long, which are now hidden from my memory. By Jesus, forget and forgive what we’ve have been. Amen.
In 2012 Nawazuddin Siddiqui was awarded the Special Jury Award at the 60th National Film Awards for his films Talaash, Kahaani and Gangs of Wasseypur. In an interview with Komal Nahta, Nawazuddin speaks of life before these films; ‘I became used to receiving small roles and I succumbed to a black period where I just took whatever came my way. I didn’t want to go back to Uttar Pradesh [his hometown] as all I was taught was acting. What would I do when I went back? Being a trained actor, acting was what I wanted to pursue..’
22 Years ago today, this man’s life perished.
I never met him, I never knew him, but this man has completely changed the way I look at the world, and I thank him every day for that.
Inadvertently, he taught me how to look past societies unkind growth, and focus on real beauty of this world.
Thank you Mr. Chris McCandless for changing my life for the better.
Rest in paradise Supertramp.
February 12, 1968 - August 18, 1992