This article was last updated on June 18, 2022
The last one year has seen the emergence of Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a formidable scene-stealer equally adept at holding his own with Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Varun Dhawan in Badlapur.
But playing the strong supporting parts is not enough for Nawaz. He wants to play the conventional hero and wants to do be cast opposite glamorous heroines. One filmmaker who seems quite sold on the idea is Salman's brother Sohail. With superstar-bro Salman unable to spare dates in the near future, Sohail has turned to Nawaz and decided to cast him as a suave dapper nattily dressed urban hero.
So far Nawaz has excelled only in playing rebels from under-privileged classes and he doesn't relish it. I remember Nawaz's asli glee when he had been cast as a sophisticated investigative officer in Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani.
Now it's time for an all-out attempt to change Nawaz's image.
Sohail's film's leading lady has to be "tall sexy and desirable". Apparently Amy Jackson was approached. She begged off using dates as an excuse. The second choice as Nawaz's leading lady is Sunny Leone.
Talk about odd pairs! But Sohail and Nawaz think it would work.
Last heard Sunny who isn't doing too well for herself as a leading lady, was "seriously considering" the offer.
If Nawaz and Sunny come together we'd know for sure that the age of miracles is not over.