After winning over the Indian audience, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is reportedly spreading his wings to Hollywood. He may soon be seen romancing actress Nicole Kidman.
Recent reports suggest that the "Gangs Of Wasseypur" actor has already signed a film, which is an adaptation of Saroo Brierley's book "A Long Way Home". However, sources close to him reveal that he is still in talks with the makers of the movie.
Siddiqui is currently shooting for "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" with Salman Khan in Rajasthan. Once he returns from the shoot next month, he will take a final call on this international project. "But in all likelihood, he will take it up," Hindustan Times quoted an insider as saying. "Even if he has signed the film, it is unlikely that Nawaz will talk about it before the makers make an official announcement," the source added.
Luke Davies has adapted the book for the big screen. This film will be directed by Garth Davis. It will be shot extensively in India and Australia.
"A Long Way Home" deals with the experiences of writer Saroo Brierley, who is an Indian-born Australian businessman. It is a remarkable tale of an Indian boy who was accidentally transported 1,000 miles from home at the age of four and found his way back 25 years later through Google Earth.
The big screen adaptation of "A Long Way Home" also features Dev Patel, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Deepti Naval.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was born in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, named Budhana, and graduated in science from Uttarakhand's Gurukul Kangri University. He was working as a chemist with a petrochemical company when he realized he was not meant for this profession. He went to Delhi and admitted himself to the National School of Drama (NSD). After graduating from NSD, he shifted to Mumbai and made his acting debut with "Shool" in 1999.
In his career of one-and-a-half decade, he has proved his mettle and is now considered as one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. He has made a big name for himself in B-Town.