Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Image Source: IANS

May 29 : Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been roped in to play an important part in Tiger Shroff's forthcoming film Heropanti 2, a sequel to his debut movie Heropanti. Directed by Ahmed Khan and bankrolled by Nadiadwala Grandson, the film also stars Tara Sutaria opposite Tiger.

Reportedly, Nawazuddin will play the antagonist whom Tiger will be seen taking on. While the first shooting schedule of the film was wrapped up in Mumbai just before the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic struck the country, the second schedule of the film has been postponed till the current lockdown restrictions are lifted in Maharashtra. Nawazuddin will reportedly join the cast and crew for the second schedule.

Music maestro AR Rahman has also been brought on board as the music composer of Heropanti 2, while Mehboob has been roped in as the lyricist. The film has been slated to release on December 3.

Earlier, the makers were considering to cast Sara Ali Khan opposite Tiger. But last year, after actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, Sara’s name cropped up in the drug scandal, and the young actor was also interrogated by NCB in the drug case. Following that, social media was abuzz with boycott campaigns and netizens started trolling her. Despite the deal with Sara was in the final stage, the makers of Heropanti 2 dropped the idea to cast Sara as they felt that it would jeopardize their venture. They instead roped in Tara in place of Sara.

Tiger’s debut Heropanti, which released in May 2014, was a blockbuster. It featured Kriti Sanon opposite Tiger.

Meanwhile, Nawazuddin Siddiqui managed to wrap up the shoot of his two films, Sangeen and Jogira Sara Ra Ra, amidst the pandemic. The actor was shooting for Sangeen in January this year in London, when the city was under a lockdown. Despite the horrible situation, Nawazuddin and the crew continued to shoot with all precautions in place. Immediately after Sangeen shoot, he started shooting for Jogira Sara Ra Ra. The actor is now waiting for the release of Bole Chudiyaan, which also stars Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead role.

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