Nawazzudin Siddique to shoot for biopic `End of Bandit Queen`

Mumbai: Actor Nawazzudin Siddiqui is gearing up to work on a second biopic – ‘End of Bandit Queen’ - based on the life of Sher Singh Rana, prime accused in the murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi in 2001.

"I will start shooting for this biopic film in March 2013. It is a biopic on Sher Singh Rana. The film is tentatively titled `End of Bandit Queen`. We will be shooting in India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan," Nawazzudin told IANS.

Sher Singh Rana is currently lodged at Delhi`s Tihar Jail, and Nawazzudin says he will meet him soon.

"I will be meeting Rana who is in Tihar jail right now. Then I will get a clear picture about my character. So this is the only research that I will have to do to fit the bill," said the actor, who has received critical acclaim for his work in movies like ‘Kahaani’ and ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’.

`End of Bandit Queen` will be directed by the theatre director Barry John.

Nawazzudin recently shot for a biopic ‘Mountain Man’, on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, a Bihar-based labourer, who made a 360-foot-long road by physically cutting down a mountain.


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