Nawazuddin Siddiqui To Re-Unite With Tannistha Chatterjee In Her Directorial Debut

| June 16 , 2018 , 13:51 IST

National award-winning actress Tannishtha Chatterjee is turning director and is all set to make her directorial debut with a movie starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, media reported on Saturday. Production of the movie will begin later this year. The movie will be produced by Rising Star Entertainment, Eros International, Pankaj Razdaz and Ravi Walia.

The actor- turned director is best known for her performance in British film Brick Lane. Tannishtha Chatterjee and Nawazuddin have worked together in Garth Davis's Lion, Amit Kumar's Monsoon Shootout and Manglesh Hadawale's Dekh Indian Circus.

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In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Tannishtha said “Nawaz and I have the most vibrant creative discussions and through so many years of conversations, we thought it is almost an organic culmination that we now tell a story that we would ourselves like to watch.”

Tannishtha told the publication. “...I experienced a very strange incident during one of my travels to a film festival and immediately sounded him out. Nawaz was equally intrigued, and we decided to bring the experience to the screen."

On the other hand, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is currently working on movies like Ghoomketu, Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's biopic Thackeray and Genius. He also played the lead role in Nandita Das's Manto, based on the life of Indian-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Manto was the only Indian film which was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May.