Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most popular stars in the Hindi film industry but that hasn’t stopped the people of his village from discriminating against him on basis of his caste, the actor has revealed.

Siddiqui has been staying in his native village for the past few months in the midst of the nationwide lockdown imposed due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

“In my own family, my grandmother was from a lower caste. Even today, they have not accepted us because of my grandmother,” the actor told NDTV in an interview.

“The fact that I am famous doesn’t matter to them. It is deeply entrenched within them…it is in their veins. They consider it their pride. The Sheikh Siddiquis are the upper caste, and they will not have anything to do with those they consider beneath them. Even today it is there. It is very difficult,” he added.