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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Considers His Next Movie ‘Special Gift’ For Children

This will be the first time Athiya and Nawazuddin will be seen sharing screen space together

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Actor Nawazuddin Siddhiqui, Wikimedia

Acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui next film will be titled “Motichoor Chaknachoor” and he says it is a “special gift” for children and family.

Nawazuddin on Thursday shared a sneak peak from the film’s set, where he is seen sporting a sherwani and captioned it: “We are bringing a special gift for all the lovable kids and their family. ‘Motichoor Chaknachoor’, a romantic wedding comedy.”

The film also stars Athiya Shetty.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Buys A Plot To Farm. Flickr
Nawazuddin, Athiya’s next film a ‘gift for children, family’. Flickr

This will be the first time Athiya and Nawazuddin will be seen sharing screen space together.

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In an earlier interview to IANS, Athiya had said that she will be shooting for the film in Bhopal. (IANS)

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Talent Is Gender Neutral: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

The gender of the storyteller does not matter, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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While working with a filmmaker, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is not concerned with the gender of the storyteller. Wikimedia Commons

National Award-winning actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has worked with several talented female filmmakers in his career. Nandita Das called the shots in “Firaaq” and “Manto”, Reema Kagti directed “Talaash” and, recently, Tannishtha Chatterjee wielded the megaphone in the upcoming “Roam Rome Mein”. Siddiqui says as an actor he does not differentiate between talents based on gender.

“When I work with a filmmaker, I am not concerned about the gender of the storyteller. For me, whether it is Nandita or Tannishtha, they are talented storytellers. They came to me with a vision and I am participating in telling their stories on screen. For me, what matters the most is creativity, and I have to be on the same wavelength with the director. Talent should not be celebrated on the basis of gender. So, when Tannishtha was directing me, not for a single moment did I feel that a woman was giving direction. For me, it was a talented human being I was collaborating with,” Nawazuddin told IANS.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a strong believer in the fact that art has no language. Wikimedia Commons

Tannishtha’s “Roam Rome Mein” has been in then news lately for the response that the film has been eliciting in the festival circuit. Apart from its India premiere at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival, the film has travelled to Busan International Film Festival and Rome Film Festival.

Set in Rome, the film features Vineet Kumar, Isha Talwar and Italian actors Urbano Barberini and Pamela Villoresi along with Nawazuddin and Tannishtha.

Nawazuddin says he is happy with the positive response the film received from global audiences, but it is special to be back home.

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“There are a few sequences in the film where the humour is very ‘desi’, which one cannot really translate into another language. Here in Mumbai, people are laughing during those scenes and enjoying. We are so happy to see such a response. I am a strong believer in the fact that art has no language but at the end of the day, nothing like sharing our film with our audience,” added the actor. (Bollywood Country)