Nawazuddin Siddiqui is on a roll. Not only will he be seen in a pivotal role with AmitabhBachchan and Vidya Balan in Ribhu Dasgupta’s thriller Te3n ,he is cast as the cop who finally hunts down the underworld don Shah Rukh Khan in Raees.
Apparently the two actors have some of the powerful confrontation scenes seen on this side of Yash Chopra’s Deewaar , with Shah Rukh don-ning the defiance of AmitabhBachchan while a source in the know describes Nawaz’s role as that of “Shashi Kapoor’s cop in Deewaar high on Speed.”
Apparently Shah Rukh Khan who worked with Nawaz for the first time was so impressed by the actor that he suggested to the director Rahul Dholakia that Nawaz’s role be given a more prominent and fleshed-out shape.
Nawaz admits it’s a unique role. “This is my first film with Shah Rukh Bhai.And I aways wanted to work with him for the first time in film a where I had something substantial to do,”
Nawaz says he plays a cop like never before. “I play this ruthless cop who would go to any lengths. There are no full-stops to my character.”
It’s not the first that Nawaz plays a cop. “I played a cop in Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani. But this is an entirely different space.I was shocked by the lengths that this cop in Raees could go to.Audiences would be shocked too.”
Nawaz describes his role in Raees as one he won’t easily forget. “And I am confident the audience would feel the same way.”