Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play villain in Simbu and Mysskin's next
Simbu, who is currently shooting for Maanadu, has signed Mysskin's upcoming directorial venture. The project is likely to go on floors from the first week of May and it will be made on a mammoth budget.
Now, we learn from our sources that renowned Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been brought on board to play an important role in the film. Director Mysskin recently met Nawazuddin in Mumbai and narrated him the script. The latter was quite impressed with the storyline and immediately agreed to be a part of the project.
A source close to the team said, "Nawazuddin will play Simbu's villain in the film. The project will be an interesting action-thriller on par with international standards. The makers are in talks with many A-list actors in the industry for other important roles in the film."
It is worth mentioning that the Bollywood actor made his debut in Tamil with Superstar Rajinikanth's Petta, which released in January 2019. His performance in the film was appreciated by both the audience and the critics alike.
Mysskin recently had a huge fall out with actor Vishal and had opted out of Thupparivaalan 2 due to budget issues. The director is currently scouting locations for his film with Simbu, as major portions of it will be shot abroad.
Meanwhile, Simbu is shooting for his upcoming film, Maanadu, at Ramoji Rao Film City in Hyderabad. Pictures of the actor with SJ Suryah and Manoj Bharathiraja from the sets of the film were doing the rounds on social media. Directed by Venkat Prabhu, the film is touted to be a political thriller. Kalyani Priyadarshan, who made her debut in Tamil with Hero, will be seen playing the female lead.