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Nawazuddin Siddiqui to get 8th time lucky at Cannes Film Festival
April 21, 2016 5:56:00 PM IST By Glamsham Editorial
One of the most revered actors around Nawazuddin Siddiqui may not have swayed the popular award shows on domestic front this year. But internationally the actor is set to achieve a rare feat. Yes, Nawaz can fly high and be proud for the fact that his upcoming venture RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 marks Nawazuddin's 8th film to be celebrated in four years at the coveted Cannes Film Festival.
Anurag Kashyap's RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 seems to be setting a new record for actor par excellence Nawazuddin Siddiqui even before its national release with its showcase this year at the Cannes Film Festival. This makes Nawaz possibly the only star in history who's had seven films showcased and celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival in 4 years! (7 films as an actor and 1 short film as a producer).
An industry insider says, "2016 seems to be the headline making year for Nawaz with his accolades and recognition. After celebrating a memorable evening at a recent awards show where he won awards for both the Best Actor in a Comic Role and a villainous role - a never before seen phenomenon for an Indian actor, he has found yet another reason to celebrate and make headlines with RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0. The film has made waves right from its script stage to the fact that it marks the reunion of Nawaz and Anurag after GANGS OF WASSEYPUR.”
The source adds, “With Nawaz playing the leading man and the title role, this film is truly special for him and more so because this film has helped make a mark for him in superstardom history. There has never been a star from any country, who has had 8 films showcased and celebrated in 3 years of the festival - making this an epic milestone for India and Nawaz. Nawaz has always represented a new age India because of his unusual yet aspirational journey to attain stardom using the strength of his inimitable talent and his never say die attitude. So seeing a star like this attain greater heights - Cannes 8th film celebration being case in point - is something not just the industry but also the audience is completely thrilled about."
The film will be screened at Cannes Film Festival under the name- PSYCHO RAMAN (Raman Raghav 2.0).
Indeed Nawaz has reached dizzying heights!
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