Nawaz and Sushant gear up with their space suit!

Indian film industry seems to be bitten by films on space like INTERSTELLAR or THE MARTIAN. This will probably be the first film to be made on a space odyssey in India.

As announced by Producer, Viki Rajani, NextGen films have signed Nawazuddin Siddiqui for their next film CHANDAMAMA DOOR KE.

Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui poses on May 18, 2013 during a photocall for the film "Monsoon Shootout" presented Out of Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opened on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

 

The film will be directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan and it will be India’s first space odyssey starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead, will see Nawaz essay the role of an astronaut.

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Here’s what the producer had to say about the film, “Sushant and Nawaz both play astronauts ,who are part of a team whose mission brings the country together. It has been a pleasure associating with Nawazuddin Siddiqui on MUNNA MICHAEL. He is a talented and versatile actor and I look forward to working with him again on CHANDAMAMA DOOR KE.”

When contacted confirmed Nawazuddin Siddiqui, “It’s a fantastic script and a concept which has never been done before. I was really impressed with the director who has worked on this for years. I am really excited to be playing the role of an astronaut in India’s journey to the moon.”

While a film like INTERSTELLAR was made in 165 million USD, it’ll be interesting to see how Bollywood makes a film on space.

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