Nawazuddin to feature in Umesh's next production

Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is set to play the lead role in filmmaker Umesh Shukla's next production venture. Sejal Shah is directing the untitled film penned by Bhavesh Mandalia.

The project will be produced by Umesh Shukla and Ashish Wagh via their banner 'Merry Go Round Studios', along with Gaurav Shukla, Bhavesh Mandalia and Sejal Shah of 'Bombay Fables Motion Pictures'.

Umesh Shukla, known for directing critically-acclaimed films 'Oh My God' and '102 Not Out', said that the upcoming movie traces the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.

"Heroes are amongst us. We simply choose not to see. The stories of the ordinary people, who achieved the extraordinary, will be brought out by Nawazuddin to make us care. This movie is heartfelt, thrilling and most importantly it will entertain you. Be prepared for a mad ride," the producer said in a statement.

Siddiqui said that for somebody like him who is always in search of challenging roles, the film is an interesting opportunity.

"I am always searching for roles which are challenging and quirky and stories which are exciting and have something to say. With this interesting group of people coming together you can expect the unexpected from us," Siddiqui said in a statement here.

Shah, a former journalist and a documentary filmmaker, said that working with Siddiqui is a director's dream.

"I am absolutely thrilled and excited that he is part of my movie. He just makes everything look better and everything you want possible," said Shah. Siddiqui is fresh out of the success of his web series 'Serious Men', which is directed by filmmaker Sudhir Mishra and produced by 'Bombay Fables Motion Pictures'.

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