Nawazuddin Siddiqui roped in for Anil Sharma’s Genius ft. debutant Utkarsh!
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui roped in for Anil Sharma’s Genius that stars Sharma’s son Utkarsh in the lead.
Filmmaker Anil Sharma has spent years in the film industry working with eminent names and stellar personalities. He is often still remembered for his blockbuster film Gadar. Now, the director is gearing up for the big Bollywood debut of his son Utkarsh Sharma in the film Genius. Utkarsh has worked as a child artist in Gadar as Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel’s son. Now, the latest update regarding the movie is that eminent actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been roped in for Sharma’s upcoming movie Genius. This has definitely increased the credibility of the film. It is being filmed currently in North India.
Giving out details about the film, the filmmaker said in a statement, “Genius is different from all that I've made before. It's a story of a guy with high IQ. Dil ki ladaai, dimaag se is how I'd sum up the story for now. I'm looking at casting a fresh face opposite him in this movie.”
Talking about his son Utkarsh, Anil Sharma added, “I noticed his potential when I had screen-tested him for 'Gadar' and was impressed with the way he enacted the scene. In fact, I wasn't even considering him till the crew and Ameesha suggested that I cast him. Initially, I was reluctant but when I offered Utkarsh the part after discussing it with my wife, Suman, he refused. Finally, when she asked him if he would help me as I wasn't getting the right child actor for the role, he agreed. He was good in studies and later, he enrolled in an institute in US to study filmmaking. He also trained at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute for about a year. His strength lies in his sincerity and originality with which he thinks of enacting his scenes.”