Nawazuddin getting prep for life-size role

Towards the end of next month, Nawazuddin Siddiqui will take a 45-day break from his shoots to prep for Thackeray, the much-anticipated biopic on the late Shiv Sena supermo, Balasaheb Thackeray. The film was announced at the end of 2017 and is expected to hit cinemas on the Republic Day weekend in 2019. Nawazuddin wants to pick up the nuances of the character, learn Marathi and also understand Balasaheb’s psyche to fit into the role.

“I could request for time from the makers of the film because they were confident that if I ask for time to prep, I will come back with something that they and I will be proud of. The producers wanted to start and wrap up the film really fast, but I asked for time because of the magnitude of the character that I am expected to play. If I can master even one aspect of Balasaheb Thackeray’s personality in these 45 days, it will be an achievement,” said the actor.