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Amitabh Bachchan requests to work with Nawazuddin Siddiqui

bollywood Updated: Oct 07, 2015 09:34 IST
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Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the new brand ambassador for Mayur Suitings.(PTI PHOTO)

He has worked with Aamir Khan in two films (Sarfarosh and Talaash), recently he shared screen space with Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and he will soon be seen alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Raees. Nawazuddin Siddiqui must be ticking all the names on his wishlist now that he has also bagged a film with Amitabh Bachchan.

Without revealing anything about the project, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said on Tuesday that he will work with superstar Amitabh in Sujoy Ghosh’s next film. The actor shared his joy and elation, “I am very much fortunate to work with Mr. Bachchan. I have never even thought in my dream that he would wish to work with me. It’s a good luck that I am getting to work with such a big actor in my next film,” he said.

As per reports Amitabh requested Sujoy to cast him with Nawazuddin and luckily, the director has a script that has both Amitabh and Nawazuddin in interesting roles. If reports are to be believed the film is titled Kerala and is a thriller set in the south Indian state.

Amitabh Bachchan is the Tiger Ambassador of the Maharashtra event which will be held in Sanjay Gandhi National Park as part of the Wildlife Week celebration, in Mumbai. (AFP PHOTO)

This year, Nawazuddin was seen in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Manjhi - The Mountain Man and garnered praise for both. Currently he is shooting for Raees with Shahrukh Khan where he is playing a cop. Directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan, this film is scheduled to be released on July 8, 2016. However, Nawazuddin is not over-awed by the stars around him: "When I am on set, Shahrukh and Salman are co-actors for me. If I start thinking I am working with Salman then as an actor, I would not be able to improvise the character I am playing. During shooting, I do not want to think about with whom I am working as it will corrupt my performance," he told media as he shared his experience of working with both the Khans.

"I think as an actor my work is to give the best performance. If I continue to think about Shahrukh and Salman as stars then I am not showing the proper respect to their characters as well as mine. You should be honest at your work," he added.