‘Heropanti 2’ Director Ahmed Khan On Working With Nawazuddin Siddiqui: ‘He Was My Only Choice To Play Laila’

“Nawaz Bhai was the first and the only option which I thought could portray the character of Laila,” says Ahmed Khan.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui needs to introduction and the actor has always managed to portray strong characters in his films. He will next be seen in Heropanti 2, also starring Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria in lead roles. Siddiqui will be seen portraying the character of ‘Laila’.


As soon as the trailer of the much-awaited Heropanti 2 was released, the audience was surprised to see him in a new avatar. He is not only a treat for the viewers but also a treat to work with for the director as he is able to uphold his vision behind developing such a character and do justice to it. While talking about the character, the director Ahmed Khan 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’,” the director adds. 


Heropanti 2 is the sequel to Tiger’s debut Bollywood film Heropanti released in 2014. The film is about a guy who doubles up as a vigilante. Whether that be saving someone from a robbery or kidnapping, this guy is always there. The Indian government finds out about this and sends him to Russia where he’s assigned the mission of killing Russian troops at night.


On the work front, Siddiqui also has Tiku Weds Sheru in his kitty. Starring in seven different roles and genres is truly an amazing feat and Nawazuddin seems to have owned it. It’s right to say 2022 is the year of Nawazuddin Siddiqui.


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