Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play a brainiac in Anil Sharma’s next? – Celebs who made headlines

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who stunned the audience with his performances in ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ ‘Badlapur’ and ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’, is once again gearing up for a negative role in ‘Genius’.

If reports are anything to go by, then Nawaz will be seen essaying the character of a ferocious villain in the film, while director Anil Sharma’s son Utkarsh will play the male lead. Nawaz allegedly plays a genius with an IQ score of over 180.

Anil, who had previously directed the Sunny Deol-Ameesha Patel starrer ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ is launching his son Utkarsh Sharma in the film ‘Genius’.

The debutant had played Sunny and Ameesha’s son, Charanjeet, in dad Anil’s blockbuster 2001 partition-drama before going on to pursue acting and filmmaking at the Lee Strasburg Theatre and Film Institute in the US.