Mumbai : Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen playing Dashrath Manjhi in his upcoming biopic, Ketan Mehta’s Manjhi – The Mountain Man, is set to pay tribute to him on his death anniversary (August 17). The talented actor will be visiting Manjhi’s village – Gehlour in Bihar along with Ketan.
The team will organise a function there to talk about Manjhi and will also inaugurate a gate that will serve as the entrance point to his statue built a few years ago.
A source informs, “The film’s team is expecting the people of Gehlour to come for the ceremony where they will pay respect to Manjhi. They will talk about his work, and how their upcoming film is a tribute to him.” Apart from the ceremony, they will also donate funds to a school in the village.
“Manjhi dreamt of building a school in the village. The film’s team has raised funds with the help of an NGO called Milaap Foundation. The money will be used for the development of the school,” adds the source.
Ketan confirms, “We feel proud and fortunate to be able to fulfill Manjhi’s dream.”