Nawazuddin Siddiqui 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.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has joined the ensemble cast of ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ filmmaker Anil Sharma’s upcoming sci-fi romance, ‘Genius’.
Anil revealed that when he’d narrated the script to Nawaz a few months ago, the actor was fascinated with the multi-layered character.
He said, “Nawaz plays a genius with an IQ of over 180. The way his character understands people, science and the world at large, is completely different.”
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’.
Anil Sharma’s son Utkarsh had played Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel’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.
Next up, the unit will be travelling to Dehradun and Delhi since the story follows its characters through several North Indian cities.–CINEWS