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REVEALED: Producers Sanjay Saha and Raadhika Nanda’s mission in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Haddi

The film stars the inimitable Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the role of a transgender

REVEALED: Producers Sanjay Saha and Raadhika Nanda’s mission in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Haddi
  • Satish Sundaresan

Last Updated: 06.08 PM, Jun 07, 2023


Ever since the time the first look of the film ‘Haddi’ was released, the audiences all over just could not stop raving about Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Not the one to shy away from experimenting with his looks, the film ‘Haddi’ will see Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the role of a transgender. In a nutshell, ‘Haddi’ is a landmark film in the representation of the queer community in Bollywood.

Speaking about the film ‘Haddi’, Sanjay said in a media statement, “For me, creating ‘Haddi’ was an honest effort at trying to bring the world together. We see that the LGBTQ community faces a lot of challenges and discrimination because of the way they look. I wanted that perspective to change and them to be seen as part of us. I aim to create a more inclusive society through my films. I aim at creating content that really moves people, and helps them see different parts of the world without them even getting out of their cities. I want to show people different cultures and what it’s like to experience life in a different country. It is only possible with good content and showcasing good stories through the medium of cinema.”

Echoing his sentiments was Raadhika, who told in a media statement that, “I want to show journeys of people who have played an essential role in the world in terms of making revolutionary changes and I want to dedicate films to people who have really contributed to making the society a better place. I also want to do the kind of films that really excite people and bring their childhood romance back and that’s only possible through traditional rom-com Bollywood films. People don’t want content that is surreal, but something they can relate to and that can be experienced at a later stage. For instance, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ really made people want to believe that all of what they saw was possible and it was a very realistic film. I want to make such films which are realistic and fun at the same time”.

The film ‘Haddi’ stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead and is being scheduled to be released in June this year.