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Petta villain gets heartbreaking news of sister's death, continues to shoot

Friday, December 13, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is famous in Kollywood for his recent portrayal of 'Singaaram' in Rajini's Petta, received a traumatizing news as he was shooting for director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's film No Land's Man in New York. His sister Saima, who had been battling breast cancer for a long time, passed away. Despite receiving the news, Nawazuddin reportedly finished shooting for a scene even as he got emotional.

Speaking about Nawazuddin's professional behaviour and how he had not disclosed the information to any of the cast/crew members until it was time to pack-up, director Farooki narrated his ordeal, expressing his admiration for the actor. His note on Instagram read, "Life of an artist! While rehearsing a scene from No Land's Man, Nawazuddin Siddiqui became slightly emotional but, since he is extremely professional, he quickly regained his composure. Later on I came to know the reason. The scene I mentioned was between him and his sister whose reel name was Saima. He asked me if I knew his sister's name is Saima too. I answered negative as my script was written five years ago and I had no idea about his sister. He then told me his sister Saima has been suffering from cancer for eight years and he has been trying everything he could to help her in this battle. So whenever he had scenes (phone conversations) with Saima, he was feeling extremely emotional."

"Two days ago, while we were shooting a scene, he received a call. We had no idea what was going on. He completed the scene brilliantly. After we packed up, I came to know he lost his sister while we were shooting that scene. He continued his shoot and made sure our New York shoot is completed.
He will fly home today. Maybe he will be standing silently in front of her grave. Maybe they will speak thousand words in silence. Maybe fiction and reality will merge into each other," Farooki's note ended.       

 

 

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Life of an artist! While rehearsing a scene from No Land's Man, @nawazuddin._siddiqui became slightly emotional but, since he is extremely professional, Nawaz quickly regained his composure. Later on I came to know the reason. The scene I mentioned was between him and his sister whose reel name was Saima. He asked me if I knew his sister's name is Saima too. I answered negative as my script was written five years ago and I had no idea about his sister. He then told me his sister Saima has been suffering from cancer for eight years and he has been trying everything he could to help her in this battle. So whenever he had scenes with Saima, he was feeling extremely emotional. I didn't know how to respond to this strange connection. I forgot this quickly as I had other things to deal with. Two days ago, while we were shooting a scene, he received a call. We had no idea what was going on. He completed the scene brilliantly. After we packed up, I came to know he lost his sister while we were shooting that scene. I have recently developed some idea about this man's attachment to his family. As someone who is strongly connected to the family, I could completely understand how he was feeling. I didn't know how to deal with this situation. But he knew. While coordinating everything back home, he continued his shoot and made sure our New York shoot is completed. He will fly home today. Maybe he will be standing silently in front of her grave. Maybe they will speak thousand words in silence. Maybe fiction and reality will merge into each other. #nolandsmanfilm

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