Ritesh Batra is all praise for his ‘Photograph’ actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Bollywood as an industry is now competing at a global level and the aspirations of filmmakers are growing by the day. One such filmmaker is Ritesh Batra, who shot to fame with ‘The Lunchbox‘ . This film received global accolade and gave India so much recognition. Ritesh, who is awaiting his next film ‘Photograph’ featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra, in an exclusive chat with Bollywood Bubble spoke about a variety of issues.
Ritesh was asked about how was his experience of working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui again. The thinking director was quite effusive of Nawaz and said, “We (I and Nawaz) became friends during ‘The Lunchbox’. I have not seen any change in him as far as I know. He is very nice and easy to work with. We were having so much fun on the sets and Nawazuddin is totally a director’s actor. Once we were shooting for 20 hours continuously and he was totally up for it.”
Ritesh was also quite impressed with Sanya Malhotra and revealed that he cast her after watching ‘Dangal’. ‘Photograph’ is once again a content-driven cinema and story is the real star in this film. Hindi films are evolving and films like ‘Photograph’ are not being boxed and there is also an audience for it.
Watch the full interview here:
‘Photograph’ is scheduled to hit theatres on March 15, 2019. Stay tuned to Bollywood Bubble for all the latest news and updates.