Shamas Nawab Siddiqui is all set to make his directorial debut with brother Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Bole Chudiyan. Well who could have thought that Nawaz, who has made a niche for himself with serious and content driven roles would be seen as a passionate lover?
But his brother Shamas has made it happen. Giving out details about the film, Shamas has revealed, “It’s an out-and-out romantic drama with a healthy dose of humour, set in a small-town Muslim household. As a director, I was looking for a story which I could identify with.”
Shamas further revealed in the same interview to Deccan Chronicle, “Since I hail from Budhana (Uttar Pradesh), I thought that I could do justice to a small-town love story. As a director, it always helps to get the nuances right if you have actually lived that life. When we were in Budhana, Nawaz bhai ke life mein aise kai romantic kisse huye the, so I decided to use that in this film. The romance in Bole Chudiyan has been inspired by Nawaz’s real-life instances. The film has six beautiful songs and a fun ensemble cast, also including Rajpal Yadav, Aditya Srivastava, Vibha Chibber, Kabir Duhan Singh and Priyamvada Kant.”
Further revealing his career plans, Shamas said, “Other than the primary cast, there are 68 actors in the film and 90 per cent of the scenes have been shot outdoors in Mandawa (Rajasthan), where the temperature was 36 to 47 degrees. I had great support from the crew and the producers; I come with 10 years’ experience in the industry, but have never come across such a supportive crew. I want to only make commercial cinema, which caters to the family audience.”
Directed by Shamas Siddiqui, Bole Chudiyan is produced by Rajesh Bhatia and Kiren Bhatiaa under their banner, Woodpecker Movies and is expected to hit the theaters by 2020.