Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Bhumi Pednedkar to star in Sudhir Mishra’s Afwaah!

Anubhav Sinha to produce Sudhir Mishra’s next starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bhumi Pednekar

Two of the best filmmakers known for their strong cinematic sensibilities are set to collaborate together. Sudhir Mishra and Anubhav Sinha have pulled off a true-blue head turner of sorts by teaming up for their upcoming film that also pairs together two of the finest actors – Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bhumi Pednekar! Titled Afwaah, Sudhir is all set to helm this rollercoaster ride of a story, produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui says, “Working with Sudhir on Serious Men was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career. Collaborating with him once again and that too on such a unique subject is such an honour. Both Anubhav and Sudhir are known to delve into larger socially relevant subjects. I value that their cinema is about making a difference. I am glad to be part of a project where they both are collaborators. Bhumi is a fine actor and the chemistry with her will be worth exploring. This will be my first with T-Series and I am looking forward to it.

Bhumi echoes the sentiment adding, “Nawazuddin Siddiqui is easily one of best actors we have in the country. When you are working with such a proficient actor, it makes you want to double your effort. Sudhir sir has always been on my bucket list. It is even more special because I am collaborating with Anubhav Sinha and Bhushan Kumar again after Bheed. I am extremely thrilled to be a part of this project.”

Producer Anubhav Sinha says, “Afwaah is a novel story rooted in the heartland of India and I am very excited to have this powerhouse of talent to front lead it. Once we locked Nawaz and Bhumi, we knew we had found actors who’ll take the material off page and create magic with it.”

Discussing the project, Mishra tells us, “It’s a story I have lived with for a long time and I have only worked each day to make it quirky and twisted. Beneath all of the quirkiness lies a crucial message which I want my viewers to take back home with them. Bhumi and Nawaz are both such powerhouse performers and together they bring a fresh chemistry. I can’t wait to be on set with them.”

Producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series adds, “Everytime I work with Anubhav Sinha, it’s an association worth remembering. What started with Thappad, has now fructified into a long-term bond that extends over multiple movies. With Anek and Bheed, I have seen his grit and ability to tell masterful stories. Sudhir Mishra, is a filmmaker with a fiery unputdownable voice and with talent like Bhumi and Nawaz the film will only soar to greater heights.”

The makers are expected to begin workshops this month. The film will be on floors soon and will be shot in an elaborate schedule in Alwar, Rajasthan.


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