Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most critically acclaimed actors working today. His work ethic and talent truly elevate his performances. He is so good that even when he shares the silver screen with bigger actors, you tend to pay more attention to him than anyone else. Yeah, that’s how natural he is.
And now there are rumours floating around that we might soon see him playing Telangana’s Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao. That’s cool, isn’t it? Well, we can’t think of anyone who could portray his character as well as Nawaz can.
Last year, filmmaker Madhura Sreeghar officially announced that he would be producing a biopic on KCR. And the pre-production work was already going on in the background. Then there was speculation that Rajkummar Roa might be seen donning this role, however, latest reports squashed that rumour.
According to TOI, Nawaz might be seen filling the shoes of the Telangana CM. “The makers are considering three actors at this point and Nawazuddin tops their list because of his uncanny facial resemblance to KCR and acting prowess, of course. They want to be fully prepared with the script and other modalities before they formally approach him. However, Nawaz is already aware of the makers’ interest in casting him and he has started watching KCR’s videos to pick up his mannerisms,” a source close to the unit revealed.
Nawazuddin was in Hyderabad promoting his upcoming film ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ which is already being talked about as one of the hits of the year. The actor also went and visited the CM’s camp office as well.
When asked about working on the film, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, “As of now, I have no information regarding it. Great films are made in the South, and if I am offered a good script, I will definitely lap it up.”
The film is said to showcase a different side of KCR’s life that many are not aware of. The script is already done and the shoot will start as soon as the cast is finalised.