9 January 2013 3:16 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

What a year it has been for the super-talented actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui! Three of his performances in Kahaani, Gangs Of Wasseypur and Talaash were applauded unanimously. And now at year-end Nawaz has bagged a prestigious film with Dibakar Banerjee which the Shanghai director has decided to make prior to his Kolkata-based murder mystery that he planned to make next. Nawaz, who is currently busy playing the Mountain Man in Ketan Mehta's bio-pic on the Bihari road-builder Dashrath Manjhi, would now be exploring an all-new facet of his personality as an actor: himself! One hears Dibakar's film delves into the psyche of a struggling actor. And who can put up a better struggle than Nawaz who spent 12 years struggling for a foothold in Bollywood? Dibakar says Nawaz will play an "ordinary man" in his film. He wants facets of Nawaz's real life on screen. The director in fact is researching »

- Subhash K. Jha

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