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Nawazuddin Siddiqui bags American film ‘Laxman Lopez’

BizAsia can confirm that Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be the main lead in upcoming US India film ‘Laxman Lopez’.

The film is a Roberto Girault directorial and is a Christmas themed story, and further cast details are yet to be confirmed. Filming will be taking place in the US, according to Variety.

“The narration had me excited for multiple reasons. For starters, the opportunity to work in a Christmas movie is something very different and immediately had my attention. The director, Roberto Girault, has shown his power and command over the camera, and the way he can unveil new sides to an actor. It is a welcome challenge that I often yearn for. And most importantly, the name, ‘Laxman Lopez,’ had me instantly curious,” said Siddiqui, talking at the Cannes Film Festival where India has been announced as the “Country of Honour”.

He went on to add, “I am very excited about this collaboration. This script is close to my heart and the transition of the story and the challenges that the lead character faces are sure to have everyone intrigued,” said Girault. “When first read the script, I started my search to find the perfect Laxman Lopez and my mind immediately navigated to Nawazuddin. I have seen a few of his works and know that this role will bring out a lesser-known vulnerable side to him. It is a project that is sure to leave people with a smile on their face, and a lot of hunger in their tummy!”

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