Who Can Play a Better Thackeray Than Nawazuddin Siddiqui?

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Who Can Play a Better Thackeray Than Nawazuddin Siddiqui?

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awazuddin Siddiqui has had a great couple of years. When he worked with Salman bhai, he rescued Bajrangi Bhaijaan. When he worked with Shah Rukh Khan, he rescued Raees. Then, he committed the cardinal sin of coming up with a memoir, and now, he needs rescuing himself.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to play the title role of Bal Thackeray in the Shiv Sena supremo’s biopic. Yes, the same Nawaz who was forced to pull out of a Ramleela event in his village Budhana earlier this year after protests by the Sena. Yes, the same “outsider”, “non-Marathi manoos” actor. Irony is clearly a word that can’t be found in the Sena lexicon.

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