Playing eccentric criminals is nothing new for Nawazuddin Siddiqui . In his forthcoming movie ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’, the actor plays the role of a ruthless murderer who has his own logic for committing murders. The actor was approached byAnurag Kashyap for playing the role of Raman Raghav in the movie. According to Nawazuddin, he watched the interviews of many psychopathic killers online to get into the skin of the character. Nawazuddin’s association with Kashyap goes back to the days of ‘Black Friday’.
The actor was quoted as saying in a report on IndianExpress.com, “Anurag mentioned it the first time when we were shooting for ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. After ‘Gangs…’, he became very busy and so did I. This year, we got the time to work on the film. I shuffled my dates a bit and the shoot was completed in 22 days. To essay the role, I followed Anurag’s concept of the character. I also watched interviews of many psychopathic killers online.”
When asked about his plans for Cannes this year, the actor said, “During the last couple of times I was there, I spent my time watching movie screenings. This time, I have decided to take time off for media interactions. ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ is the eighth film of mine to be screened there.”