Nawazuddhin to be Bipasha’s Hero in ‘Aatma’

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 | by

Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be paired with none other than Bipasha Basu in Suparn Verma’s latest venture ‘Aatma’, a supernatural thriller. The movie will be Nawazuddin’s maiden venture as the protagonist. The entire story of the movie has been set in a high-rise Mumbai apartment, on the 21 floor.

Nawazuddhin shot to fame after his highly acclaimed performance in “Kahaani”, “Paan Singh Tomar” and “Gangs of Wasseypur”. Excited about the role he is to play, he was selective in making comments. However, he was ecstatic when it came to praising his co-star. “I like her eyes. I have seen many movies of her… She is a fabulous actor. Bipasha’s acting talent has not been exploited correctly in the kind of cinema Bollywood deals with. Given a chance, she can be more than brilliant!” said Nawaz.

Bipasha Basu, the sultry beauty of Bollywood, who has had two previous trysts with the genre of horror is currently on the sets of her third venture ‘Raaz 3′. Aatma will be her fourth venture. She had earlier confirmed her role in the movie through a tweet on the micro-blogging site. “I am on board of a new film called Aatma 2 b directed by@Suparn!( Suparn Verma) Goes on floor next month!Produced by Kumar Mangat 1 of my fav producers!”

Not much of the details have been divulged about the respective roles to be played by Bipasha and Nawazuddhin. All that has come from producer Mangat is that Nawazuddhin is “playing a very interesting character”. Even Verma is of the same view, saying that Nawaz’s role is a secret, with the actor all set to cast himself into a an untapped “emotional zone”.

This however did not stop him from eulogizing the actor. “It will be a very interesting role that Nawaz will be playing. When we met, we had a very interesting and emotional meeting where he just fell in love with the film. He was on board. Bipasha is also very excited to have him as part of the film,” said Verma.

The director also stated that he plans to conduct solo workshops with Nawaz as a preparatory operation for the role he is don. “We will be spending a lot of time with each other. We will also be doing workshops, just me and him locked up. It a very intense character. It involves shedding a lot of inhibitions, emotions and exposing yourself completely. It is more about tapping into the character’s emotions,” he said.

The movie is likely to be shot in Panchgani. “Most likely we will shoot on 17th and 18th of this month and then we will shoot non-stop till the end of August,” said Verma.

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