By RAHUL RAUT

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has joined the cast of ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ filmmaker Anil Sharma’s next movie, ‘Genius’ which marks the acting debut of his son, Utkarsh Sharma. Nawaz will be playing a guy with high IQ in this sci-fi romance.


Nawazuddin Siddiqui joins the cast of Genius

“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,” Anil confirmed adding that when he had narrated the script to Nawaz a few months ago, the actor was fascinated with the multi-layered character.

Nawazuddin will begin his portion towards the year-end in Mumbai where he will be shooting for around 15 days. The film is presently on a 40-day schedule in North India. The unit recently shot for a Holi song sequence in Vrindavan and around the Ganga Ghat and now for the next sequence, they will be traveling to Dehradun and Delhi.

“The third schedule will take place at IIT Roorkee by November-end. “Utkarsh’s character studies there and is identified as a genius in the course of the film. Nawaz’s character encounters him only later,” a leading daily reported today.

‘Genius’ that also stars Mithun Chakraborty and a fresh heroine that is being launched opposite Utkarsh, is scheduled for Summer 2018 release.