After being part of several blockbusters including Kick, Badlapur, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Raees, along with other critically acclaimed indie films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Manjhi: The Mountain Man, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is set to spring a huge surprise on the audience with his next offering, McMafia, an international web series that marks his debut in the digital space.
Directed by James Watkins, McMafia is inspired by Misha Glenny’s book by the same name and the powerhouse performer will be sharing the screen space with British actor James Nortan. McMafia is coproduced by BBC, AMC, and Cuba Pictures, in association with Twickenham Studios, and distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.
The first look of McMafia featuring the versatile actor holding a gun in his inimitable style has received fabulous response from the audience, especially his fans and will leave you wanting more. Check it out below”
Director James Watkins says, “I have wanted to work with Nawazuddin Siddiqui since I first saw his transformative talents shine in films like Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), and miss lovely 2012. He is not only a mesmerising star with a sizzling on-screen presence, but also among the greatest actors in the world. And, I don’t say that casually.”
“He seems to breathe the role rather than act it. He is the master of micro detail, with a peerless ability to convey through his eyes. His commitment to exploring the truth of his characters, however draining or tiring it maybe, is unwavering,” Watkins adds.
The show is all set to premiere its first episode on 26th January 2018