Nawazuddin Siddiqui to reportedly produce a biopic on folk singer, Padma Vibhushan awardee Teejan Bai

FP Staff

Feb 11, 2019 18:38:40 IST

In an exclusive interview to Bombay Times, it was reveled that actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his wife Aaliya Siddiqui will be producing a biopic on award-winning folk singer Teejan Bai. Nawazuddin has been a huge admirer of Teejan Bai since his theater days. The veteran artiste performs Pandvani, a traditional performing art form involving narration of tales from the Mahabharata. However, the initial idea of making film was introduced by Aaliya.

Padma Vibhushan Dr Teejan Bai, has enthralled national & international audiences with her captivating rendition of Pandwani for decades. Source: Twitter

Padma Vibhushan Dr Teejan Bai, has enthralled national & international audiences with her captivating rendition of Pandwani for decades.  Source: Twitter

Nawazuddin is one of the producers in Magic If Films with his wife Aaliya and brother Shamas Nawab Siddiqui. While talking about the biopic, Nawazuddin said, "Traditional folk artistes like her have a way of telling a story with their gestures, voice, and body language. It’s dramatic, OTT and magnificently enthralling. Legends like her have kept our country’s culture and art alive.You need to conserve what is yours."

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s upcoming films include Ritesh Batra’s Photographwhich was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month. His last release was Thackeray, a biopic on Shiv Sena founded Bal Thackeray. The actor-producer will soon wrap up the shoot of Sacred Games 2 and start prepping for director Honey Trehan’s directorial debut Raat Akeli Hai with Radhika Apte.

Updated Date: Feb 11, 2019 18:38:40 IST