Nov 102017
 

Nawazuddin-SiddiquiNawazuddin Siddiqui and his brother Shamas Nawab Siddiqui on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate office’s zonal office in Lucknow in connection with an online fraud case. They were investigated by the authorities for an hour. Calling the allegations baseless, Shamas reportedly said that all allegations levelled against them are false and that they have shown all their papers and mails to the authorities.

Their lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee has now offered his statement and clarified the whole situation on his Twitter account. He wrote, ”Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee representing Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui states that there seems to be a lot of chaos and confusion with regards to a summons received by my client Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui from the Directorate of Enforcement. In this regard I would, therefore, like to clarify once and for all that my client has only rendered services for a company named Webwork Trade Links Pvt. Ltd. as a professional (Actor), and he has no other dealings with the said company which is under investigation conducted by the Enforcement Directorate. The remuneration that my client had legally and justifiably received towards his professional services had been duly declared to every concerned government department on time, even prior to the investigation. My client who has followed the provisions of law at every stage has absolutely nothing to fear or hide, as there is no guilt. The Enforcement Directorate which is investigating the said matter has been accordingly briefed from our side.”

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Digging the money trail while investigating an e-commerce scam, the Enforcement Directorate discovered links between the directors of Webwork Trade Links Private limited and Nawaz. It had earlier served him a notice asking him to explain the Rs 1.15 crore he had received from the company.

Shamas was quoted saying that Nawaz did a TV commercial for a product called ‘adsbook.com’ and he is in no way concerned with the parent company Webwork Trade Links Pvt. Ltd. It was the parent company that faced problems with the ED and Nawaz was just routinely summoned to inquire about the monetary link between the Siddiquis and the company, Shamas reportedly added.

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Nov 102017
 

NawazNawazuddin Siddiqui may have withdrawn his memoir ‘An Ordinary Life’, but his troubles are far from over. After ex-girlfriend, Niharika Singh lashed out at the actor for allegedly making false claims, his ‘first love’ Sunita Rajwar has reportedly sent him a legal notice and asked for compensation of Rs 2 crore for allegedly attempting to damage her image.

According to reports, she stated that she does not want to take any legal action because “the damage is already done and it’s irreversible.”

Sunita has also claimed she was wrongly portrayed as someone “who drove Nawaz to think of committing suicide,” and pointe out that they have not been on talking terms from past 16 years.

The report further states that Nawaz mentioned in his book that Sunita dumped him because he was not successful, which she feels is a ‘figment of his imagination’.

While stating that she wants an unconditional apology from the actor, she also went on to reveal that all the talk of the book being withdrawn is just a gimmick as the book is still in circulation.

In the wake of the numerous controversies his book stirred up, Nawaz took to Twitter to issue an apology and announce the withdrawal of his book. His tweet read, “I’m apologising to everyone who’s sentiments are hurt because of the chaos around my memoir #AnOrdinaryLife I hereby regret & decide 2 withdraw my book”

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Oct 242017
 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s revelations about his personal life and affairs in his biography ‘An Ordinary Life’ shocked everyone. The actor has mentioned about his affairs, his one-night stands and his torrid affair with Miss Lovely actress, Niharika Singh. Nawazuddin has called himself a ‘rascal’ and a ‘b##t#rd who only went to women when he needed them and claims that he was not a faithful lover. Now, Niharika has come out with her version of the affair.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Niharika Singh says,”Nawaz and I had a brief relationship during the making of Miss Lovely that lasted less than a few months. So today when he paints me as a woman in fur enticing him into her bedroom with candles, or desperately calling him and emailing other women on his behalf, I can only laugh. He obviously wants to sell his book and it would appear that he is willing to exploit and disrespect a woman just to do so. He has chosen to fabricate stories and manipulate a fleeting relationship. None of what he has written has been to my knowledge, let alone my consent. It is this very aspect of Nawaz that caused me to end my relationship with him in the first place. I have always maintained that he’s a brilliant actor. However, I had hoped these acting skills would have remained confined only to the screen. Still, I wish him well.”

Over to Nawazuddin Siddiqui now.

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Oct 192017
 

AamirWhile his other industry friends have loved the film… Nawazuddin Siddiqui has already announced it as the best film of the year whereas, Aamir left Rajkumar Rao in splits by his performance in the film.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, “#SecretSuperstar D Best Film of d year.V Inspiring.Commendable Performances by all d Actors including Tirth. Congrats @aamir_khan #AdvaitC” (Sic).

Rajkumar Rao said, “#SecretSuperstar Such a heartwarming&inspiring film. Do urselves a favour, go watch it. Take a bow team. @aamir_khan sir, u had me in split” (Sic).

Talking about the film, Directed by Advait Chandan the film talks about the story of a Muslim girl Insia (Zaira Wasim), who aspires to be a singer. She seeks a pompous music director named Shakti Kumar (Aamir Khan) to achieve her dream. Produced by Aamir Khan Production the film is all to release on October 19, 2017.

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Oct 142017
 

Nandita Das plans to release her film, Manto, in mid-2018. The biopic features Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the celebrated Urdu short-story writer, Saadat Hasan Manto.

Nandita Das
Nandita Das

Talking about the film at the ongoing MAMI film festival in the city, she said, “Editing is my favourite part of filmmaking. That’s where you correct the mistakes that you have made. It has been an incredible journey. Hopefully, it will be in theatres mid-2018.”

She added, “You can’t ask a director how happy he or she is with their film, that’s a tricky one. But I know it can’t get worse. It can only get better in the post-production.”
Working on Manto has been an enriching experience for Das. “Nawaz and Rasika Duggal are wonderful. They are accomplished actors and also incredible human beings,” she said.

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Sep 182017
 

Not hot or cute, just this one quality in the man and Nidhhi Agerwal is impressed!Nidhhi Agerwal

Nidhhi Agerwal rose to fame with her debut film ‘Munna Michael’ co-starring Bollywood’s action-king Tiger Shroff and the versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Talking exclusively to mid-day, the Bengaluru diva Nidhhi Agerwal shared a lot of things about her personal life and her experience after landing in Mumbai to enter the world of glamour.

When asked if anyone had to impress the young, bold and beautiful Nidhhi, what all did the man have to do?

Replying to which, she quipped, “The person should have a clean heart and pure soul. No matter what the person does but if he’s not a clean-hearted person, I won’t get impressed. This is the only thing that I want. I don’t need or want to do anything with anyone’s hotness, cuteness, sense of humour or intelligence.”

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A few odd months ago, there were reports of Nidhhi Agerwal facing a lot of issues to buy an apartment in Mumbai.

Shedding some light on the variables that acted as obstacles for her to buy the flat, Nidhhi divulged, “Yes, I did face a lot of issues, because people kept questioning, ‘you’re a single girl, what do you do?’ I would tell them that my film’s shooting has commenced, which would make them think about me being a model-actress and how I would get guys home and party all night. But, finally I got a good house and now things are very different than earlier.”

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“It’s quite strange, but this happens,” concluded the ‘Munna Michael’ actress.

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Sep 142017
 

Looks like after ‘Rangoon’, Vishal Bhardwaj is all set to bring something new to the silver screen. Before we tell you about the project, let us tell you this time Vishal is all set to bring an unusual Jodi on-screen.

The leading man of Vishal’s upcoming film will be Nawazuddin Siddiqui and he will be seen romancing ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ actress Kriti Sanon.

The film will be made under his banner. However, Vishal will be giving a newcomer the opportunity to direct this film, as reported by SpotboyE.

A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Sep 13, 2017 at 9:15pm PDT

Looking at the cast he has picked, we can surely say that he is all set to experiment and bring something new to the audience.

Vishal’s last film ‘Rangoon’ tanked at the box office and hence giving a new director a chance definitely looks like a wise idea.

“Rangoon, Vishal Bhardwaj’s new film, is his loudest and largest, a period drama that blasts off with an impressive, immersive war sequence that wouldn’t be out of place in something by Christopher Nolan.” – #RajaSen Read on #Rediff now – (Link in bio) #KanganaRanaut @shahidkapoor #SaifAliKhan #VishalBhardwaj #SajidNadiadwala @rekha_bhardwaj @viacom18motionpictures @nadiadwalagrandson @tseries.official @wardakhannadiadwala

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Nawaz is indeed a great actor and with every film, he moves us. From being an antagonist, supporting actor to wearing a protagonist’s hat, he has proved that he can get into the shoes of any character. His presence is so strong that he can sideline any A-lister sharing screen space with him.

On the other hand, Kriti has just a few films but has made her place in B-town. Her latest film ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ was loved by the viewers.

And now that she is all set to play Nawaz’s leading lady, we are quite excited about the project.

A beauty shot is a must! @iifa @sukritigrover @aasifahmedofficial @makeupbyadrianjacobs

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Apparently, the film will be a comedy and it looks like this pair will totally take us on a laughter ride. The official announcement is yet to be made and we look forward to know more about the project.

Meanwhile, both the actors are busy working on their projects. Nawaz was last seen in ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ and will be next seen in ‘Carbon’.

Let’s see if this pair will be able to cast their spell on the viewers. Till then, tell us about do you think about this pairing.

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Aug 242017
 

The future is dark and full of terrors. While Hindi cinema is yet to have a compelling sci-fi movie that depicts the dark tale of what lies in the future, we have to give it to ‘Carbon’ for making an impressive attempt. Directed by Maitrey Bajpai and Ramiz Ilhan Khan, the movie tries to depict what life without oxygen would look like in 2067, and stars Jacky Bhagnani, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Prachi Desai.

Hindi Sci-Fi Movie ‘Carbon' Tells The Tale Of A Dark Future Without Oxygen© YouTube

Jacky and Nawaz play the characters of oxygen smugglers in the movie and while the script looks brilliant in the beginning, its gets lazy by the end. Jacky is a man with an artificial heart who is supplying oxygen in exchange for money, wants to move to Mars where people are living in 2067. The Earth is now full of carbon and people wear oxygen masks to survive.

Hindi Sci-Fi Movie ‘Carbon' Tells The Tale Of A Dark Future Without Oxygen© YouTube

Nawazuddin plays another smuggler who is on the Earth to buy Himalayan oxygen. Also, Prachi Desai is a computerised ‘refugee’ who was bought online.

Hindi Sci-Fi Movie ‘Carbon' Tells The Tale Of A Dark Future Without Oxygen© YouTube

Hindi Sci-Fi Movie ‘Carbon' Tells The Tale Of A Dark Future Without Oxygen© YouTube

The movie tells the dark tale of how life could turn in 2067 if we deplete all our resources here. I’ll give full marks for the attempt.

Great concept, well executed and decent acting.

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Aug 202017
 

Bollywood is a land of success stories which have an equally filmy back story. Thousand dreams ar shattered while millions are decorated. One such wonderful tale of success belongs to Nawazuddin Siddiqui as well.

nawazuddin siddiqui first job © Twitter

The man who defied norms that looks were every thing , forced people to take notice of his insane talent that can change the fate of any movie. The star is currently making waves for his next movie ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ and the trailer obviously looks promising.

At a recent media event in Noida, Nawazuddin shared a slice of his past which not many know about. You might not know about it but do you know that he worked as a security guard at a toy factory in Noida, way before he even stepped foot in Mumbai? “Noida was where I got my first job as a security guard posted outside a toy factory. I had come from Muzaffarnagar before 1993. The owner of the toy factory on multiple occasions had caught me dozing off or relaxing outside the factory gate and reprimanded me for it. Soon, I left the job”.

nawazuddin siddiqui first job© Twitter

Nawazuddin changed his fate when he enrolled at the National School Of Drama and won many accolades before shifting base to Mumbai. His next movie is all set to hit screens on August 25th and here’s wishing him luck for a successful run. 

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Aug 192017
 

Chitrangada SinghChitrangada Singh

She created a stir when she walked out of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” but actress Chitrangda Singh wishes the team all the best, but refused to divulge what issues she had with Director Kushan Nandy.

“I wish them all the best. Whatever issues we had, I had with Kushan (Nandy) and it should be between us. I don’t think we should be talking about them,” Chitrangada told IANS on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 where she walked for designer Neha Agarwal.

Chitrangda walked out of the film citing discomfort shooting intimate scenes with co-star Nawazuddin but Nandy said the bone of contention was with regard to the script. Model-turned-actress Bidita Bag later replaced her in the film.

The actress started her career being part of parallel cinema with films like “Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi” and “Yeh Saali Zindagi”, but later stepped into the commercial mainstream with films like “Desi Boyz” and “I, Me aur Main”.

About how she selects her roles, Chitrangada told IANS: “I think the story needs to be good and the character has to be right. Sometimes I am offered lots of stuff which is women empowerment things but just illogical.

“The idea behind strong characters is not about being a superwoman, it’s still about being rebellious in a lot of ways. I like these parts which are grey, right and wrong. It’s not intentional, not being conventional. You see films like ‘Simran’, its superb…

“Everything that sells or works is commercial so there is nothing intentional about not doing certain roles.”

So is she going to do films that depict women as sufferers and then finishing as winners?

“Absolutely, why not. Films are reflections of what’s happening in the society, right?. You make films about them. I would love to be part of that if the character is written well. There is no such thing that I don’t want to do,” said Chitranagada.

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