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This is big: Nawazuddin Siddiqui to star opposite Nicole Kidman

Nawazuddin Siddiqui may soon share screen space with Hollywood star Nicole Kidman. Unconfirmed reports suggest Nawaz has signed the film that is an an adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s book, A Long Way Home and will be directed by Garth Davis.

bollywood Updated: Jan 19, 2015 14:12 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Nawazuddin Siddiqui,Nicole Kidman,Saroo Brierley

There’s no denying that Nawazuddin Siddiqui has made a mark for himself in Bollywood. And if all goes well, the actor might soon get a chance to create waves internationally too. Apparently, the actor is set to share screen space with Hollywood star Nicole Kidman.

This film will be directed by Garth Davis, who has co-directed the Golden Globe-winning mini-series Top Of the Lake with film-maker Jane Campion. Luke Davies, the screenwriter of Anton Corbijn’s upcoming film, Life, has adapted the book for the big screen. The film will be shot extensively in India and Australia.

Although a few reports have suggested that Nawaz has already signed the film, sources close to the actor insist that he is still "in talks" with the makers. The film is an adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s book, A Long Way Home.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

According to reports, it also stars Dev Patel, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Deepti Naval. "Currently, Nawaz is in Rajasthan shooting for Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Salman Khan. Once he returns from the shoot next month, he will take a final call on this international project. But in all likelihood, he will take it up," says an insider.

The source adds that the Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012) actor is also looking forward to working with such a stellar cast. "Even if he has signed the film, it is unlikely that Nawaz will talk about it before the makers make an official announcement," adds the source.

First Published: Jan 19, 2015 09:33 IST