Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to be in yet another dark role! Nawaz will be acting in Applause Entertainment’s next psychological thriller, tentatively titled ‘Fright Flight’. Filmmaker Pavan Kirpalani, who has directed films like Ragini MMS, Darr @ The Mall, and Bhoot Police, will direct this film, meant for release on OTT next year. Nawaz has signed the film and will start shooting in October this year.
Contradictory point is that Nawaz earlier made the statement that he won’t be working for any OTT film, but now he has signed it; also earlier in his tweet about his upcoming film ‘Bole Chudiyan’ he wrote, ‘Ab apun ko life me koi lafda nahi chahiye basss romance aur family… here is the glimpse of #BoleChudiyan’, but now again he is doing a psychological thriller movie.
Fright Flight is believed to be the sequel to Pavan Kirpalani’s 2016 film, Phobia, which starred Radhika Apte in the role of a young, gifted artist trapped and terrorized in her own home. While the first part, which was highly acclaimed for its treatment and execution, dealt with severe agoraphobia, the sequel will tackle the fear of flying, called aviophobia. Nawaz will be seen playing the role of a young man suffering from the overwhelming anxiety that comes with being on a plane.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has many films lined-up for release in the next twelve months. He will be seen in Kushan Nandy’s Jogira Sara Ra Ra, followed by Shamas Nawab Siddiqui’s Bole Chudiyan and Sai Kabir’s Tiku Weds Sheru. He also has Navaniat Singh’s Noorani Chehra, Jaideep Chopra’s Sangeen, and Sabbir Khan’s Adbhut in the pipeline, besides Sudhir Mishra’s Afwaah, which he’s currently shooting for in Rajasthan.
In the upcoming days, apart from Fright Flight, Nawaz will start shooting for Sejal Shah’s biopic of a customs officer who fearlessly worked to fix the flaws in the system; he will then move to Sita Raman, Director Hanu Raghavapudi’s Hindi film with Sunny Deol.