Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:30:00 GMT | By IANS

Nawazuddin is a fascinating actor: Ketan Mehta

Director Ketan Mehta talks about Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the lead actor of his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'


Nawazuddin is a fascinating actor: Ketan Mehta (© Varinder Chawla)

Mumbai: Ketan Mehta, who roped in versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play the title role in 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man', praises the actor saying he is "committed and very fascinating".

Set in 1960, 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man' is based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, who for over 22 years worked on carving out a path through a mountain using just a hammer and a chisel. He dug a roadway out of a mountain that separated his village in Bihar from the nearest hospital.

In the film, Nawazuddin plays Manjhi.

"Nawaz is a very good actor. I enjoyed working with him. He is a very committed and very fascinating actor. He has done a brilliant job in the film," Mehta said during a press conference about the film.

Talking about how he signed the National Award-winning actor for the project, Mehta said: "I had seen some of his roles. Besides, his physical type also matched a lot with the character (of Dashrath Manjhi)."

"Nawaz read the script and he loved it a lot and he immediately gave his nod," he added.

'Manjhi - The Mountain Man' features Radhika Apte as Nawaz's wife. Besides, it also features filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia and actor Prashant Narayanan in key roles.

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