News & Interviews

Here’s Why Nawazuddin Siddiqui Is Not Promoting Monsoon Shootout

Nawazuddin Siddiqui whose extremely bright career  hit a sleepingdog recently when his kiss-and-tell memoirs  raised a stink, seems to have  gone into the deep end .

Determined  to keep out of the public  eye on the advice  of his team and lawyers, Nawaz has decided not to promote  his  latest release, director Amit Kumar serial-killer thriller Monsoon Shootout in which Nawaz plays an axe-wielding serial killer .

Nawaz ,on the lookout for  an image cleaup, has decided to stay away from all negativity , and that includes negative roles.

Says a  source, “Nawaz now wants to stop playing  dark scummy  characters  of rapists , serial killers, and other anti-social elements  that he has been playing  with habitual expertise since  the beginning  of his career. His  focus at the moment is on  cleaning  up his image  on and off screen. Manto, director Nandita Das’  biopic on  the  Urdu poet-writer Sadat HassanManto is  a big move ahead  for Nawaz in portraying heroes rather than outcastes. Nawaz’s entire  focus at the moment  is on playing and promoting MantoMonsoon Shootout is an  old commitment. The film was  completed  three years  ago. As far as  Nawaz  is  concerned, he’s done with  Monsoon Shootout long ago.”

However the  producers  of  Monsoon  Shootout have  another story to tell.

“By this logic the artistes of Pakeezah must have stayed away  from all publicity since the film took twenty years to complete,” says a source  close  to Monsoon Shootout.

To Top