Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will play the lead role in “Laxman Lopez”, an American independent production. The film is a Christmas-themed directed by Mexican filmmaker Roberto Girault, known for local hits “La Leyenda Del Diamante” (2017), “Los Arboles Mueren de Pie” (2015) and “El Estudiante” (2009).
Siddiqui, who is attending the 75th Cannes Film Festival as part of the Indian government delegation to the festival said the script of “Laxman Lopez” made him curious when it was first narrated to him.
“The narration had me excited for multiple reasons. For starters, the opportunity to work in a Christmas movie is something very different and immediately had my attention. The director, Roberto Girault, has shown his power and command over the camera, and the way he can unveil new sides to an actor. It is a welcome challenge that I often yearn for. And most importantly, the name, ‘Laxman Lopez,’ had me instantly curious,” the actor said in a statement.
Girault said his quest to find the perfect Laxman Lopez and my mind immediately navigated to Nawazuddin. “I am very excited about this collaboration. This script is close to my heart and the transition of the story and the challenges that the lead character faces are sure to have everyone intrigued,” he added.