Nawazuddin and Bhumi Pednekar are all set to star opposite each other in the latest thriller titled Afwaah. It is directed by Sudhir Mishra and produced by Anubhav Sinha. While it was believed that Sudhir Mishra and Anubhav Sinha would be teaming on a project, the particulars had been held tightly wrapped.
It is considered to be the generation of novel pairing. Anubhav Sinha and Sudhir Mishra have managed to work on something unique. The last information we had was that long-time friends Mishra and Sinha are working together on a project. Now the pair is finally glad to spill the details of their long-awaited quirky nail-biter.
Nawazuddin and Bhumi about Afwaah
The movie’s greatest success is its unique cast with Nawazuddin and Bhumi guiding the pack. Both Nawaz and Bhumi are prolific performers in their respective spaces, but together they are going to be more than just that.
Bhumi Pednekar in her statement said, “Nawazuddin Siddiqui is easily one of the best actors we have in the country. When you are performing with such a proficient actor, it drives you to want to double your effort. Sudhir sir has forever existed on my bucket list. It is even more amazing because I am teaming up with Anubhav Sinha and Bhushan Kumar once again after Bheed. I am extremely thrilled to be a part of this project.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has previously worked with Mishra in Serious Men and is now looking forward to working with him in Afwaah. He expressed, “Collaborating with Sudhir on Serious Men was one of the most pleasant experiences of my career. Working with him once again and that too on such a unique issue is such an honour.”
He also added, “Both Sudhir and Anubhav are known to delve into bigger socially relevant issues. I respect that their cinema is about making a difference. I am delighted to be part of a project where they both are collaborators. Bhumi is a good actor and the chemistry with her will be worth exploring. This will be my first with T-Series and I am looking forward to it.”
Read what the makers have to say about Afwaah
While talking about the project, Sudhir Mishra gave a heartfelt message. He said, “It is a story I have lived with for a long time and I have only worked each day to make it quirky and twisted. Underneath all of the quirkiness lies a vital message. I want my viewers to carry it back home with them. Bhumi and Nawaz are both such powerhouse actors and together they bring renewed chemistry. I cannot wait to be on set with them.”
Producer Anubhav Sinha said, “AFWAAH is a novel story entrenched in the heartland of India and I am very eager to have this powerhouse of talent to the front lead it. Once we closed Nawaz and Bhumi, we knew we had found performers who will carry the material off-page and make magic with it.”
While producer Bhushan Kumar of the T-Series added, “Every time I work with Anubhav Sinha, it’s an association worth remembering. What began with Thappad, has now resulted in a long-term bond that grows over multiple movies. With Anek and Bheed, I have seen his grit and ability to tell masterful stories. Sudhir Mishra is a filmmaker with a spirited unputdownable voice and with actors like Bhumi and Nawaz the film will only fly to greater heights.”