After giving Salman Khan a run for his money in 'Kick', and a menacing portrayal of 'Liak' in Varun Dhawan's 'Badlapur', Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been roped in, to play a pivotal role in Sujoy Ghosh's next. The film also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut in leading roles.
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The film is based on the Japanese best-selling novel 'The Devotion Of Mr X', written by Keigo Higashino. Earlier, Vidyut Jamwal was supposed to play this role. However, the actor opted out of the project. He felt that the script was interesting but he doesn't see himself filling in the character’s shoes. He said, “I didn't see myself in a film of this genre,” . He further added, “I'd met Sujoy a few times but I hadn't signed any contract or committed myself to the film. It (the story) sounded interesting but it just wasn't for me. Sujoy is a great director with an amazing sensibility and I'd like to work with him in the future.” Now, Nawazuddin has joined this illustrious cast.
These days, he has been landing many plum roles in the films. Nawazuddin will also be seen in Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and Shah Rukh Khan's 'Raees'.