Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Bhupen Hazarika in biopic?

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is basking in the glory of recently released film 'Kick' is up for another big project. If reports are anything to go by, then the actor will very soon be seen playing late legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika's role in an upcoming biopic.

By Parul Sabherwal | Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014, 14:06 PM IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Bhupen Hazarika in biopic?

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is basking in the glory of recently released film 'Kick' is up for another big project. If reports are anything to go by, then the actor will very soon be seen playing late legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika's role in an upcoming biopic.

According to a report published in an English tabloid, director Kalpana Lajmi has approached the actor for the film. Nawaz and Kalpana have reportedly discussed the film over a few meetings.

As per reports, actress Sharbani Mukherjee who made her debut with superhit film 'Border', will essay Lajmi's role in the biopic. Earlier, Pooja Bhatt's name was also doing the rounds for playing this role, reports suggest.

The film will reportedly be shot in West Bengal Bangladesh, Assam and New York. Bhupen's songs will also be rehashed for the movie.
 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's film 'Liar's Dice' was recently nominated as India's entry in the foreign language award category for the prestigious Oscars.