Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is set to star in director Jaideep Chopra’s Sangeen, featuring his Sacred Games co-star and Iran-born actor, Elnaaz Norouzi, the filmmakers announced on Monday.
According to Indian Express, Nawaz described Sangeen as a “unique film” and said he is thrilled to be essaying a “thought-provoking character”.
“I am looking forward to teaming up once again with Elnaaz Norouzi after Sacred Games. The script is an experimental one and I am sure Jaideep Chopra will do full justice to it and together we will be able to discover something novel,” the actor said in a statement. He also shared the good news on Twitter:
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) October 26, 2020
Elnaaz said she is honoured to reunite with Siddiqui after the popular Netflix crime-drama series. “Sangeen is an incredible script, a role I’ve always secretly dreamt of essaying as an actor. I am looking forward to bringing that complex character to life with Jaideep sir who has written it so skillfully,” she added.
Chopra, who has also written the film, said he could not think of anyone else but Siddiqui for the part.
“He is an actor par excellence and I couldn’t think of any one more deserving than him to bring a sense of authenticity to my film. Elnaaz Norouzi has an innate creative acumen and this film will showcase her in a brand-new light within the cinematic ecosphere,” Chopra said.
Other than Sacred Games, Elnaaz has 2018 Pakistani film, Maan Jaao Na and last year’s Indian web series Abhay, to her credit.
Sangeen will be shot across London and Mumbai and will go on floors in January 2021.