Manjhi was the toughest role of my life, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

August 19, 2015

For Nawazuddin Siddiqui, even though being a multi-talented actor, playing Dashrath Manjhi in Ketan Mehta’s upcoming Manjhi- the Mountain Man, seemed to be the toughest role of his life.

Siddiqui described his role in Manjhi as one to which he could relate personally. “I can draw much from Manjhi because I understand his persistent struggle,” said the actor, “I’ve seen it in my personal life too. It became my way of connecting to the character.”

“It is tough and passionate love story. It was one of the toughest characters of my life – both physically and mentally,” said the versatile actor.

Siddiqui spending a month in the village, formed the basis of the Manjhi that he plays and whom you can glimpse in the first part of Manjhi – The Mountain Man’s trailer.

As far as audiences go, perhaps the most persuasive reason to see this movie is its hero. The movie also stars Tigmanshu Dhulia, Prashant Narayanan and Radhika Apte in key roles.


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