Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen playing Laila in Heropanti 2, recently spoke about his role in the film. Nawazuddin has a lot to say about portraying an adversary character in the upcoming film, which is set to be released on April 29th, 2022. The actor reveals what made him pick the character.

He said, “I was in London shooting for some other film when this role was offered to me by Ahmed and Rajat. They narrated the character to me while we were traveling to a certain location in the countryside and then later we took the narration to the hotel. Both Ahmed and Rajat had a lot of zeal and enthusiasm while narrating ‘Laila’ to me, which was impressive! The fact that they were living the character made me want to play ‘Laila’ even more.”

He added, “However, Heropanti 2 is a commercial film but today, the authenticity, the background, the reasons, and the logic of the character matters more than anything. I did realize that even the content-driven movies don’t have as much information as Ahmed and Rajat had for this character.”

Talking about Nawazuddin’s character, director Ahmed Khan had said, “When we started work on Heropanti 2, in the scripting stage itself we knew that we need a character, an image, a face, a man with a craft, who can stand against the title. So, Nawaz Bhai was the first and the only option which I thought could portray the character of ‘Laila’. Otherwise, it was a tough one, it would look ugly, it would look over the top, but you see his eyes, you can see the pain of Laila.”

Heropanti 2 is one of the most anticipated films of the year which is directed by Ahmed Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Apart from Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the film also stars Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria in pivotal roles.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has an interesting line-up of films which includes Tiku Weds Sheru, Noorani Chehra, and Adbhut, among others.

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