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Nawazuddin could have been in 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye': Dibakar
April 20, 2013 , 2 : 25 pm GST
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Photo - Wikimedia Commons
Nawazuddin Siddiqui had caught the attention of filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee after 'Black Friday' and he was keen on casting him in 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye' but couldn't locate the actor.
The 39-year-old actor entered Bollywood in 1999 with a blink and miss role in Aamir Khan starrer 'Sarfarosh'. However, his first breakthrough role came in 2004 with Anurag Kashyap's 'Black Friday', the film on Mumbai's 1993 bombings, where he played a terrorist.
After 14 years of struggle, his role as the hot-headed Intelligence Bureau officer Khan in 'Kahaani' and drug-addled Faizal Khan in Kashyap's two part revenge drama 'Gangs of Wasseypur', finally changed things for him.
"It is not that after 'Gangs of Wasseypur' I thought of working with Nawaz. I wanted to work with him since 'Black Friday', because I have been seeing him in small and bits parts in lots of films and he has impressed me," Dibakar said.
The director loved his performance in films like 'Patang', 'Peepli Live' and many others where he has left a mark.
"I wanted to work with him in 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye'. I just couldn't find him. I wanted Nawaz to act as Abhay's sidekick in the film, but that was ultimately played by Manu Rishi. He made it as his role and did a good job," he said.
But now Dibakar is working with Nawazuddin for his upcoming film 'Bombay Talkies', which celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema.
It is for the first time that four top directors from Bollywood - Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap - have come together for a venture comprising four short films.
Dibakar's short film is based on Satyajit Ray's short story, which is an emotional tale of a father-son relationship.
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