One of the busiest and most popular actors of Bollywood Nawazuddin Siddiqui has come onboard for Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s first English-language film No Land’s Man.
Acclaimed for his performances in films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Manto, The Lunchbox, and Netflix series Sacred Games, Nawazuddin will also be co-producing the No Land’s Man.
Recently, the actor praised the script of the film and thanked Farooki for roping him in. ‘The most coveted script, No Land’s Man is finally going to be made into a film. Thank you Mostofa Sarwar Farooki for the opportunity. Looking forward,’ Nawazuddin Siddiqui wrote on his instagram account.
The film will chronicle the eventful journey of a South Asian man whose journey takes layered and complicated shapes when he meets an Australian girl in the US.
In an interview with Variety, a leading American entertainment magazine, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, ‘The script explores today’s strange world, with strong humor, satire, and emotion. I felt compelled to be associated with the project in more than just the capacity of an actor, as I thought this is that kind of film which really needs to be made.’
Nawazuddin will enact the lead role in the film. The film will also star local popular actor Nusrat Imrose Tisha, who is also co-producing the film. Anjan Chowdhury, managing director of Square Food & Beverage Ltd (SFBL), will also be a co-producer of No Land’s Man.
Filmmaker Farooki speaks of the film as a portrayal of the nomad that lives within us. ‘Movements and migrations are as old as human civilisation. Through these movements and migrations, cultures mix and changes happen. No Land’s Man is an appreciation and portrayal
of the nomad within us,’ said Farooki, who is now working on the pre-production of the film.
In 2014, No Land’s Man won the Motion Picture Association of America and Asia Pacific Screen Awards’ Script Development fund.
The film is expected to go on shooting floor later this year.
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