Nawazuddin Siddique has starred in an eight part series of BBC by the name of McMafia where he will be portraying Dilly Mahmood. British TV series stars James Norton in the lead role and Nawaz is playing an Indian business partner. The TV series’s season 1 is now available on Amazon Prime with 3 episodes and each episode is around an hour long. The show is based on Misha Glenny’s non fiction book McMafia:A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld. Book has been a best seller at one point of time and a lot of biddings were done for the rights.
The eight part drama series is created by James Watkins and Hossein Amini and directed by Watkins. This show is one of the biggest career leaps for Nawaz as this role would launch him internationally in an important way. Nawaz shot for the show last year in Mumbai and Croatia last year. There have been actors like Irrfan Khan and Naseeruddin Shah who tried to dabble in the content cinema of west but could hardly land any important role whatsoever though Nawaz has a fairly decent role in the show and the character contributes to the story in a major way.
As of now there is season 1 available on Amazon Prime but going by the deal there will be more of this show on the streaming platform. Amazon has been able to bag more of Indian content than any other streaming platform including Netflix in last one year. Amazon Prime made a promotional poster that shows nobody else but Nawaz in it headlining the show in order to grab the attention of his audience base. Nawazuddin Siddique now is officially an international star and has already garnered several accolades for his portrayal of the character. Nawazuddin had a good year with his first solo lead hit Babumoshai Bandookbaaz and he will be essaying the role of Marathi political figure Baal Sahab Thakre.