Pakistani journalist Chand Nawab, who rose to fame for being the inspiration behind the character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui in "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" starring Salman Khan, is on cloud nine.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Nawab thanked Salman and director Kabir Khan. "I am grateful to Kabir Khan, Salman Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui for the fame that this film has given me" he said.
Interestingly, with the success of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", Nawab is being poured with offers to feature in Pakistani television commercials and hopes to appear in Indian ads as well. "If anyone from India approaches me for television commercials, I will definitely do them," said Nawab.
Further, the journalist mentioned that he hopes that Salman and Kabir will compensate him for the same.
"People have said that I should be compensated for inspiring the character of the reporter in the film. I am also hoping I will be compensated," Nawab told the daily.
"Lekin yeh unki marzi hai (But it is up to them). I am not demanding any compensation, nor will I take any legal action to ensure that they pay me. If they decide to give the compensation, it is fine. If they don't give it, it won't be a problem." he added.
A few years ago, Nawab, who works with Karachi-based Indus News channel, came into the limelight when his colleague posted a video of him as a prank. The clip went viral on the Internet.
Check out the hilarious video of original Chand Nawab here: