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Nawazuddin Siddiqui out of Salman Khan's Kick?

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 25, 2014
First Published: 12:27 IST(25/1/2014) | Last Updated: 12:31 IST(25/1/2014)

After playing diverse roles in films such as Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Bombay Talkies (2013) and The Lunchbox (2013), actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was quite excited about landing a role in Salman Khan’s next, Kick.

The actor had gone on record to express his excitement, telling PTI, “The character that I have been offered is really good, it has logic to whatever he does. As an actor, I must explore myself in every genre.” However, it looks like Nawaz might not be part of this big-budget film after all.

“There have been quite a few discussions and it seems that the makers are not content with the casting. Nawaz might be replaced,” says a source close to the production team.

Nawaz was supposed to play the villain in the film, and the makers were planning to begin shooting soon. But now there are strong rumours among unit members that Nawaz might not feature in the film, which is directed by Sajid Nadiadwala.

Despite repeated attempts, Nawaz remained unavailable for comment. Nadiadwala, however, denied the rumour, saying, “This is not true, and we are starting (shooting) soon.”

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