"It is good that I'm not paired opposite fair and handsome people. I'm paired opposite someone who has fair and lovely thinking and I value that. It's my honour and privilege that I got to watch him perform," she added.
Bidita Bag also told PTI that Nawazuddin Siddiqui is 'one of the best actors' she has worked with.
"He is one of the best actors that I have ever worked with. I will always cherish his ability to get into the skin of the character and become that person for the entire duration of the shoot." PTI quoted Bidita as saying.
Earlier this month, Nawazuddin Siddiqui posted a tweet on racism in Bollywood after his casting director Sanjay Chauhan, in an interview with Deccan Chronicle, stated that 'fair and handsome' people can't be cast along with the actor.
"Thank you for making me realise that I cannot be paired with the fair and handsome because I am dark and not good looking, but I never focus on that," tweeted the 43-year-old actor.
Thank U 4 making me realise dat I cannot b paired along wid d fair & handsome bcz I m dark & not good looking, but I never focus on that.— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) July 17, 2017
"I was completely misquoted. All I said was the film needed actors as good as Nawazuddin. You need actors who could match his stature. I don't know from where the 'fair and handsome' bit came but I never said the words," PTI quoted Mr Chauhan as saying.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bidita Bag's Babumoshai Bandookbaaz is scheduled to release in theatres on August 25.
(With PTI inputs)