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Ritesh Batra: Nawazuddin has real innocence while Sanya can say things without words

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After the huge critical success of the 2013 romance-drama ‘The Lunchbox’, Ritesh Batra went on to make Robert Redford-starrer ‘Our Souls At Night’ and ‘The Sense Of An Ending’. Presenting his next ‘Photograph’ with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra in the lead roles, the films follows a struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, who convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them both in unexpected ways.

The pairing is indeed unconventional. Talking about casting them, director Ritesh shares, “Nawaz has a real innocence about him that he brings to the character, and Sanya has a way of saying things without words, she’s a very meticulous and detailed performer. So they fit these parts, I was lucky to find them.

Sanya, who was last seen in the blockbuster ‘Badhaai Ho’, will be seen essaying the role of an introverted college girl who tops in her studies.

Nawazuddin will mark his second association with the director with ‘Photograph’.

Divulging further details about the movie, Ritesh further shares, “The movie is really about the corners of our heart that only others can help us find, and these 2 actors do a wonderful job of revealing and keeping things from us.

The backdrop of the film is set in Dharavi, Mumbai. Nawaz is essaying the character of a Photographer and Sanya will be seen playing the role of an introvert college girl who tops in her studies.

The award-winning director’s next film had a premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and was also screened at the Berlin Film Festival recently.

‘Photograph’ is slated to release in India on March 8.

Also Read: With ‘Photograph’, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is back with another content driven film

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