Ritesh Batra directed 2013’s ‘The Lunchbox’ and it received international acclaim. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was seen in the film and it seems the actor is now going to be seen in the director’s forthcoming project too.
“That’s right. I am doing Ritesh Batra’s next. It’s an intense subject and totally different from The Lunchbox and yes, unlike The Lunchbox where I wasn’t really the central character, this time I play the lead,” confirmed Siddiqui to Bollywood Hungama.
Siddiqui also stars in ‘Lion’ which is set for an India release this month. He says, “It isn’t really a Hollywood debut. It’s just a cameo. I am there in only one scene. I did it because the director Garth Davis personally asked me. I am as happy with my lead in Haraamkhor and Ritesh Batra’s film as I am with my cameo in Lion”.
Siddiqui has been receiving praise for his performance in ‘Raees’ which released this week.