November 21 : The talent powerhouse Nawazuddin Siddiqui has always impressed the audiences with his powerful performances. The actor is reportedly set to raise his bar by undergoing a physical transformation in Umesh Shukla’s next.
Talking to Mid-Day, Umesh Shukla of 102 Not Out fame said that Nawazuddin will change his physical appearance to get into the character of his next untitled film. Umesh’s next venture will be a biopic on a customs officer.
The director has also made a biography on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He wants to follow it up with another biopic on an honest customs officer, who worked fearlessly to correct the flaws in the system. However, Umesh will produce this venture, which will be directed by Sejal Shah. The untitled film has been penned by Bhavesh Mandalia, and co-produced by Gaurav Shukla, Bhavesh Mandalia, and Sejal Shah.
The film was announced last month, when Umesh said in a statement that the upcoming movie will trace the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man. “Heroes are amongst us, we simply choose not to see... And who else but Nawaz to bring a story alive, and make us care. This movie is heartfelt, thrilling and most importantly it will entertain you. Be prepared for a mad ride,” he said in the statement.
Siddiqui said earlier that he is always in search for roles that are challenging, quirky with exciting stories. “With this interesting group of people coming together you can expect the unexpected from us,” Siddiqui said in a statement.
Nawazuddin will start working on the character in early 2021. The film will go to floors in March over extensive schedules in Goa and Mumbai, the Mid-Day report stated.