In UP Not for Eid but to Look After My Mom, Clarifies Nawazuddin

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the actor travelled from Mumbai to Budhana after taking necessary permission. 

Updated18 May 2020, 10:22 AM IST
Bollywood
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his brother Shamas took to social media to clarify that the actor and his family have travelled to Budhana not to celebrate Eid but for their mother, who is unwell after the death of her daughter. “Due to the recent loss of my younger sister, my mother who is 71yrs old got anxiety attack twice. We have followed all the guidelines given by the State Government. We are #HomeQuarantined at our hometown Budhana. Please #StayHome #StaySafe”, Nawazuddin tweeted.

Shamas issued a clarification after it was reported by PTI that Nawazuddin and his family had travelled from Mumbai to their hometown in Uttar Pradesh for Eid.

After their journey, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family have been placed under home quarantine for 14 days, police told PTI.

Siddiqui and his family members took necessary permission for travelling from the authorities in Maharashtra and they reached Budhana on Saturday, 16 May, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Nepal Singh said. He also added that everyone was tested for COVID-19 but their reports came negative. However, they have been placed under the 14-day home quarantine, Singh added.

Nawazuddin’s brother Ayazuddin said that though the actor has come to his ancestral place he won’t be meeting anyone outside his family given the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.

With film producers and makers in talks to release movies online given the nationwide lockdown, Nawazuddin-starrer Ghoomketu is the first to hit the OTT platform on 22 May.

The movie revolves around an aspiring writer’s life, Ghoomketu, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The movie is a comedy-drama from the viewpoint of an inexperienced writer struggling to make it big in the film industry in Mumbai. On his quest to come up with a great story, he is inspired by day to day mundane life activities. Directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra and produced by Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), this film will be exclusively releasing on ZEE5.

The film also has ace director Anurag Kashyap as a cop and the talented Ila Arun as Ghoomketu’s Aunt, in lead roles along with Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire, Ragini Khanna and others. The film will also see special cameos from Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Chitrangada Singh, Lauren Gottlieb and filmmaker Nikhil Advani.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published: 18 May 2020, 06:07 AM IST
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