An opportunity of a lifetime for Sidhique

Actor Sidhique is all set to share screen space with Kamal Hassan in his trilingual Sabaash Naidu.

One of the most versatile actors of Mollywood, Sidhique’s ability to enact different roles, without getting stereotyped has helped him bag a prominent role in Kamal Hassan’s next venture Sabaash Naidu which is being produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. “It is really a big offer in my career. I have been called to act as a RAW officer, who is senior to Kamal sir’s character,” says Sidhique.

The actor continues, “He is one of my favourite actors even before I joined the industry. Though I had got many opportunities to meet and befriend him, I did not attempt it because I wanted to meet him at a moment he would recognise me. Years went on and it was in 2014, during an award night at Dubai that we first talked to each other. That was really a memorable moment. When he came there, he looked at me and after being seated, he waved at me. When I went to him, he told me that he had seen Drishyam and I had done a brilliant job in it. I was there to receive the award for best supporting actor and I felt I got two awards that night!” he recollects, adding, “The next day, we met at the restaurant of the hotel where we were staying and we talked for around three hours.”

Sidhique says Kamal first said no when director T.K. Rajeev Kumar suggested his name for the role — “He said so citing that I was younger than him whereas the role was that of a senior officer. The reason was that when we first met, we took a photo in which I was wearing a wig which looked very natural. But later, when he saw photos of mine in an aged get up, he said ok. The happiest moment was when I was the first one to be invited to the stage by Kamal sir during the launch function for of the film,” says the actor.

In the meantime, he has completed yet another film in Tamil — Rangoon, produced by A.R. Murugadoss with Gautham Karthik in the lead role. The film has completed the post production and is all set to hit the screens.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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