Mumbai: The multi-talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who’s awaiting the release of his upcoming biopic, Ketan Mehta’s Manjhi – The Mountain Man, has been traveling several cities to promote the movie, produced by Viacom Motion Pictures, NFDC and Maya Movies.
During his visit to several cities, the critically acclaimed actor will meet and felicitate people who have contributed to society in their own ways.
A source informs, “Nawazuddin recently met a cancer survivor, Vivek Hirde, in Indore who founded the Patriot Cancer Club, which guides and counsels cancer patients. Hirde has been successfully running the club for almost two decades now. Nawaz believes that highlighting his work will encourage him as well as others.”
Nawaz also met a Bhopal-based taxi driver named Abdul Salam, who is popular in his village for helping rush patients to hospitals in times of need. “Salam stays in Bairagarh. He is always a call away for those who need medical help. Since there have been many cases of snake-biting in Bairagarh, he has helped many people,” the source adds.
Over the next one week, Nawaz will interact with many such inspiring personalities in cities like Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kanpur among others.
Nawaz informs, “The aim is to find such inspiring people in India and motivate them.”
Produced by Viacom Motion Pictures, NFDC, Maya Movies and directed by Ketan Mehta, Manjhi – The Mountain Man starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte is scheduled to release August 21st 2015.