Quizmaster Siddhartha Basu turns actor
Subhash K Jha (BOMBAY TIMES; October 24, 2012)
Among the first to produce and host quiz shows on television, his name is associated with ground-breaking formats like Kaun Banega Crorepati and Dus Ka Dum. And now, Siddhartha Basu is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Shoojit Sircar’s political thriller Jaffna.
In a casting coup of sorts, the director of Vickey Donor has roped in Siddhartha to play the head of the RAW team in his upcoming film, alongside John Abraham who portrays an investigative journalist. Not many people know that Siddhartha happens to have substantial past experience as a stage actor.
When contacted, Sircar refused to comment saying he had signed a Non Disclosure Agreement with his producers. However, Siddhartha, who is currently in London, spilled the beans: “My good friend and long-time associate Shoojit won’t take no for an answer. He says I am just what he has in mind to play the head of an intelligence agency.” We’ve learnt Jaffna will also have Ronit Roy and Rahul Bose as RAW team members.
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