Nawazuddin Siddiqui May Play Lead In Barry John's Directorial Debut

Barry John is a familiar name in the Hindi film industry. Over the years, he has acted in films, directed plays and has trained actors such as Shah Rukh Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Freida Pinto, Kunal Kapoor among others.

 

Buzz is that the British-born acting guru is set to direct his first film. The film, titled The End Of Bandit Queen, is inspired by the assassination of Phoolan Devi in 2001.

 

Sources reveal that the pre-production of the film is underway and that it is set to go on floors in March 2013. Sources further add that it is inspired by the events in the life of Sher Singh Rana, who was accused of assassinating Phoolan Devi in 2001 and is still an under-trial in Tihar Jail. Nawazuddin Siddiqui may play the role of Sher Singh Rana in the film.