Nawazuddin Siddiqui, a stellar actor quite popular for his wonderful portrayals of Ganesh Gaitonde in Sacred Games and Faisal Khan in the two-part Gangs of Wasseypur series, has won hearts globally! For his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to be conferred at the Cardiff International Film Festival.
Rahil Abbas, founder – The Cardiff International Film Festival (CIFF), announced that he will be conferring Nawazuddin Siddiqui with the Prestigious Golden Dragon Award. He added, “Nawaz is our special guest.” Suhail Syed, International Director and facilitator for activities related to CIFF in India, also confirmed Rahil’s announcement to honour Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He stated, “I was overwhelmed with Rahil’s response and was happy to take this news to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who later confirmed his presence for the festival.”
On looking forward to his attendance, Nawazuddin Siddiqui averred, “I am very excited to be part of Cardiff International Film Festival and look forward to attending the festival in October. I would like to congratulate all the films being showcased at the festival this year.”
Apart from Nawazuddin Siddiqui, actor Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, Bethan Sayed – Assembly Member and Chair of Culture and Media (Wales), Norman J, Florence Ayisi – Oscar-nominated Documentary Filmmaker, Warren – Legendary British Director, Keith Williams – Video Conceptual Artist, and Joe Ferrera – British Actor is the part of the Cardiff International Film Festival Jury for the year 2019.
Rahil Abbas, the founder of the festival has the final word. “Wales as a nation extends a warm welcome to all the film makers attending Cardiff International Film Festival and invites film makers to explore Wales for the beauty and talent it offers.”
Cardiff International Film Festival will be held from October 24th, 2019 to October 27th, 2019 at the historic Pierhead Building in the heart of Cardiff Bay, Wales.