Shatrughan Sinha: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the Discovery of the Century


Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha said that Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the “the discovery of the century” and that his film Manjhi – The Mountain Man is a “dynamic, realistic and timely film of Bihari pride”.

Directed by Ketan Mehta, the film is a biopic on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, a resident of Gehlaur village in Gaya district. Popularly known as the ‘Mountain Man’, Manjhi single-handedly cut through a mountain to make a road for his village. He died in 2007 while he was in his early 80s. (Also Read: Manjhi – The Mountain Man Tax-Free in Uttarakhand)

In a series of tweets, Mr Sinha expressed his feelings about the film. This is what he wrote:

<1/4>Manjhi – a dynamic, realistic and timely film of Bihari pride & the original, strong DNA of a son of Bihar. 11:06 AM – 22 Aug 2015

<2/4>Proud of this inspiring story of a son of the soil of Gaya, the great land of my ancestors. 11:06 AM – 22 Aug 2015

<3/4>#Manjhi inspires lovers of life & believers in true love for all times.I salute state govts including Bihar for giving it tax rebates. 11:06 AM – 22 Aug 2015

<4/4>The earthy “dynamite” @Nawazuddin_S is the discovery of the century. @radhika_apte is lovely and laudable. Wish roaring success. 11:06 AM – 22 Aug 2015

Manjhi – The Mountain Man, which released on August 21, also features Radhika Apte as Phaguniya – wife of Dashrath Manjhi.

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