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“Playing Balasaheb has been a once in a lifetime opportunity” – Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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As an actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has come a long way from supporting cast in Sarfarosh (1999) to becoming one of the biggest actors in India today. At the trailer launch of the Balasaheb Thackeray biopic, Thackeray, helmed by Sanjay Raut, Nawazuddin Siddiqui spoke about essaying the most difficult role of his career. “When I first heard that I am doing the role of Balasaheb Thackeray, it felt like the best moment of my life! This has been the most challenging role for me,” said the National Award-winning actor.

It goes without saying that portraying the role of one of the most potent and influential men of the country, would come with its own hurdles. But looking at Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s onscreen aplomb, one cannot gauge the kind of effort that must have gone into the prepping for this role. As they started to shoot, and as Nawazuddin Siddiqui got into the skin of the character, and saw a sea of people shouting Balasaheb Thackeray’s name, he grew anxious. Giving us a candid insight, he shared, “I couldn’t ever imagine the difficulty this role would offer and I started growing nervous with time. The director helped me ease into the role while we were shooting.”

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“Within two minutes I decided to cast Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Balasaheb Thackeray’’ – Sanjay Raut

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Thackeray, based on the life of the Shiv Sena Supremo – Balasaheb Thackeray, saw its newly released trailer trending on YouTube, with over 10 million hits. Firebrand Journalist-MP and man behind the film, Sanjay Raut, divulged that the casting for the role of Balasaheb took barely two minutes.

“Once while I was traveling, I watched Freaky Ali, where Nawazuddin Siddiqui played a golfer. I had already seen it before but I started watching it again, only to realize that Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s face can be made to look like Balasaheb,” said Sanjay Raut, who is also the writer of the film.

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“Manto was a creative genius and a family man at the same time” says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Godrej India Culture Lab's Manto Now panel with Nazia Erum, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal and Rakhshanda Jalil

Godrej India Culture Lab and Viacom18 Motion Pictures hosted a special conversation based upon Manto, a film by Nandita Das as a precursor to the national release. It included presence of the film’s cast members Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal, literary historian Rakhshanda Jalil, as well as Nazia Erum, author of ‘Mothering a Muslim’.

Based on the idea of freedom of expression, the film revolves around Saadat Hasan Manto, the skilled satirist and chronicler of the chaos of Partition who was put on trial six times for his provocative writings. The prolific writer was thus invariably a champion of free speech. He once famously said, “If you find my stories dirty, the society you are living in is dirty.” Read more

Film “Genius” star cast Nawazzuddin Siddiqui , Utkarsh Sharma , Ishita Chauhan and Anil sharma at Rcity mall during the promotions of the film

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Anil Sharma, Utkarsh Sharma with Ishita chauhan and Nawazuddin Siddique during GENIUS Promotions at R City Mall

“GENIUS”- Dil Ki Ladaai Dimag Se. Nawazzuddin Siddiqui ,Utkarsh Sharma received overwhelming response for the film st R city mall , song fitoor is a rage already , the crowd showered their love , Utkarsh shook a leg on the song and Nawazuddin delivered his favourite dialogue of the film,Anil Sharma and Ishita Chauhan requested the audience to give blessings and love to the film .
“Is it a coincidence by God, I am sure it is” says Anil Sharma. Eighteen years back, when Utkarsh Sharma played the role of Jeetey in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, little did he know that eighteen years later in the same year , he will make his debut in Bollywood with the release of “Genius”on the big screen. Read more

S Durga actress, Rajshri Despande will be seen opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the Netflix Indian Original Series, Sacred Games

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Rajshri Deshpande

The Angry Indian Goddesses and S Durga actress, Rajshri Deshpande will be seen opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the Netflix Indian Original series, Sacred Games, directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.

Rajshri, who is thrilled to be a part of the Netflix Orginal series shared her experience of working with director Anurag Kashyap,  “He actually makes you see the character through his eyes, he knows each actor’s strength and knows exactly what to do in order to get the best out of his actors. I am very confident when he is behind the camera, I feel I can be the best actor in the world. He gives me that kind of confidence and opportunity, which an actor seeks in his director” she says. Read more

Tannishtha Chatterjee’s directorial debut to star Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Tannishtha Chatterjee

Acclaimed actor Tannishtha Chatterjee will soon be making her directorial debut starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Produced by Eros International, Rising Star Entertainment, Pankaj Razdan and Ravi Walia, the film (yet untitled) will go on floor this year.

Speaking on the association, Nawazuddin said, “Tannishtha and I have known each other for a long time. We have worked in a number of films as Co actors over the years. During all these films we have shared many exchanges about our favourite films stories et cetera. We share a wonderful creative rapport. So, it is only natural that we collaborate further. When we were shooting for Lion, Tannishtha told me a story which she had experienced herself. It really intrigued me, and I thought we should make a film of it. The idea started from there. We kept meeting and talking about it. And now here we are actually ready to execute that idea. Filmein aisi hi to banti hai?” Read more

Bollywood Director Shadab Siddiqui comes in support of Sri Reddy after she Stripped in Public to Protest Alleged Sexual Harassment

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Telugu actor Sri Reddy was detained by the Hyderabad police on Saturday after holding a semi-nude protest outside the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce. She resorted to the protest after making allegations of sexual exploitation against certain filmmakers without naming them. Read more

The Journey Of Shadab Siddiqui From A Carpenter To The Young Director Is A Proof That Hardwork Pays Off!

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Shadab Siddiqui, from being a carpenter to winning the hearts of many through his directing skills, has released his new music album, “Raah Ka Teri Mussafir Hoon” on 27th of March, 2018 under Redwood production. Read more