Nawazuddin Siddique is part of the web series that’s a screen adaption of the Manu Joseph novel, Serious Men. Sudhir Mishra directs the web series. Mishra had bought the rights to the book two years ago but was looking for the right cast. The series will be produced by Applause Entertainment. Nawaz made his web debut with the sci-fi film, Carbon, where he starred alongside Jackky Bhagnani.
Serious Men is about a man who works as an assistant to an astronomer and is based in Mumbai. The book’s synopsis says that the story is about the culture clash, class warfare and the egos of men running abound. There’s currently no information about what role Nawazuddin will play and which OTT platform will be the home venue for the web series.
Ayyan Mani is the protagonist in the book, who lives in a slum in Mumbai. He is a Dalit and works at the Institute of Theory and Research. Soon, his life is embroiled in aspects like whether there are aliens in space and how he can take advantage of him knowing that his boss has an affair with the Institute’s first female researcher.