Nawazuddin Siddiqui scores over Irrfan Khan
According to our sources, Nawazuddin Siddiqui who is enjoying the praises from his terrific portrayal as police officer Majumdar in SRK starrer RAEES, is set to play the lead in the acclaimed THE LUNCH BOX helmer Ritesh Batra’s untitled next.
According to reports, Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be playing the lead in this film which is said to be an intense subject and completely different from Ritesh’s debut film THE LUNCH BOX that starred Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur in the lead.
Interestingly, Nawazuddin Siddiqui played a cameo in the highly acclaimed film that won honours at top awards in India and internationally that includes a winning nod from Cannes and BAFTA nomination.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui played Irrfan’s colleague and received laurels for his performance. The details of the film are awaited and the makers are expected to make the announcement soon.
We tried to get in touch with Ritesh Batra to know the reason behind casting Nawazuddin Siddiqui in his next instead of Irrfan Khan but couldn't succeed.