Nawazuddin Siddiqui is gearing up for his next film, Genius, which also marks the Bollywood debut of Utkarsh Sharma and Ishita Chauhan. Apparently, when Nawaz first met Utkarsh, he was taken aback by his knowledge of world cinema and his sincere and honest approach towards his work. Talking about this, Utkarsh’s father Anil Sharma, who is also the director of the film, says, “When I met Nawazuddin, he was keen to work with me, but his excitement built up when he met Utkarsh, who he felt was talented. He told me he was looking forward to working with him.”
The filmmaker, who has given hits like Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) and Apne (2001), chose his favourite genre, action, to launch his son. He says that the audience will see a clash between the two ‘Geniuses’ in the film, which also stars Mithun Chakraborty. “The confrontation scenes between Nawaz and Utkarsh are thrilling and they are the highlight of the film. The audience will really love them. Nawaz will be seen in a villain-ish role, challenging Utkarsh,” says Sharma. Meanwhile, the song Tera Fitoor from the film is also getting appreciated. The trailer releases today.
Genius, produced by Deepak Mukut, is a Anil Sharma production, Soham Rockstar Entertainment Production, and a KC Sharma and Kamal Mukut presentation. The film releases on August 24.