Nawazuddin Siddqui is going to star in the directorial debut of acclaimed actress, Tannishtha Chatterjee. The movie is going to be produced by Eros International, Rising Star Entertainment, Ravi Walia and Pankaj Razdan, and is reportedly going to begin shooting later this year. Nawazuddin and Tannishtha previously appeared together in the Oscar nominated movie, Lion. The two have also appeared in a variety of acclaimed movies, and have wowed audiences with their choices of roles. Nawazuddin has gone on from Gangs of Wasseypur, to Manto, which premiered in Cannes and won him favorable reviews, while Tannishtha has appeared in movie Parched, which was lauded for its performances and feminist theme.
The two are extremely talented individuals and any project that they’re attached to is surely going to make audiences’ interested. They both received special mention at the National awards in 2011 for their performances in Mangesh Hadawale’s 2011 drama Dekh Indian Circus.
The movie is reportedly be based on true story book, but further details are still being kept under wraps. Tannishtha had discussed the movie with Nawazuddin while they both were shooting for Lion, and it seems that she was inspired to direct the story, which she had encountered during her travels. This seems like another great project for the actor, who is known for immersing himself in the character. He has played a lot of intense characters during his time since GOW, like a psychopath in the movie, Raman Raghav 2.0, but he has been equally impressive as an innocent friend in a supporting role in The Lunchbox. He has been climbing in popularity and acclaim for years now, and it won’t be a shock if he again stuns us with a committed performance in a project made by his co-star and friend. This is also another progressive step with the addition of Tannishtha as a filmmaker.