Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play ‘desi’ Bond in his next Bollywood venture – Popular Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to portray the iconic spy character in his upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’. Nawazuddin revealed about the same stating that “When I read the script, Bond immediately came to mind. In terms of the clothes and styling, my character doesn’t have anything in common with him. Yet, I wanted to make him cool,”
He also added “I watched his movies and tried imitating his gait, the way he holds his gun and scans an area from the corner of his eye. I thought referencing him would work best for my character.”
The actor is set to play a suave sharpshooter in the action-drama, where one of the unit hand stated “When Kushan (Nandy, director) narrated the script to Nawaz, he felt his character was close to James Bond. Since he is a fan of the womanising, gambling-loving spy, he was kicked about adding a touch of suavity to his desi character,”
In the poster of the film, Nawaz, clad in a ganjee and lungi, is seen carrying a water can in one hand, a transistor on his shoulder and a gun tucked in his lungi. How did he think of adding an element of sophistication a la Bond to such a rustic character?
Nawazuddin stated “In terms of the clothes and styling, my part doesn’t have anything in common with him. Yet, I wanted to make it cool. I have tried imitating his gait, the way he holds his gun and scans an area from the corner of his eye. I felt referencing him would work for my character.”
The Badlapur actor will be seen next in filmmaker Kushan Nandy’s film as an action hero with a ‘desi’ swag.
he film is produced by Kiran Shyam Shroff and Ashmith Kunder under the banner Movies By The Mob. It also features Divya Dutta, Bidita Bag, Murli Sharma, Jatin Goswami, Shraddha Das, Anil George, Jeetu Shivhare and Bhagwan Tiwari.