Stars of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz in Surat

The cast and crew of Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz”, which has been in the news for the 48 cuts suggested by the censor board, was at a inox at VR Mall in the city on thursday. Nawazuddin along with co-star Bidita Bag and producer Asmith Kunder promoted the upcoming film.

Nawazuddin, who plays the role of a sharp shooter in the film said, “The character has an easy life and to portray this ease on the screen is difficult; it requires a lot of hard work.”

The film had another controversy surrounding it when actress Chitrangda Singh, who was signed to play the lead, walked out. Lager, Bengali actress Bidita Bag accepted the role.

Speaking about Chitrangda’s exit,the producer remarked, “There are always two sides to a story. We never know if she walked out or if she was removed. I want to keep it like that and not speak about it more than that.”

Bag, who plays Nawazuddin’s love interest in the film said, “I play a character of a shoemaker. I believe this is the first time any actress is portraying it. For research, I had to take inspiration from men as there is no film where a woman played that role.” The film is slated to release on August 25.