The Bypass – Short film by Irrfan & Nawazuddin

Irrfan and Nawazuddin short film

Bollywood’s 2 most versatile actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Irrfan Khan, who went unnoticed for years but their acting skills made them larger then life. Watch this short film – “The Bypass” starring Irrfan & Nawazuddin. This movie was produced in year 2003 when both of the stars were not known much. Produced by Asif Kapadia n directed by Amit Kumar, this movie is thriller. Watch it here –

Nawazuddin Siddiqui went to the National School of Drama New Delhi. After graduating from NSD, he shifted to Mumbai. In his struggle days, he was not in position to pay rent. He asked an NSD senior if he could stay with him. The senior allowed him to share his apartment in Goregaon if he was willing to cook meals for him. Nawazuddin made his Bollywood debut in 1999, with a small role in Aamir khan starrer, Sarfarosh but no one noticed him. After that, he hung out at film studios and shootings but only got stereotypical roles. After moving to Mumbai he tried to get work in television serials, but did not achieve much success. He did a short film The Bypass in 2003, where he appeared with actor, Irrfan Khan.

Similarly Irrfan Khan who is from Jaipur is also passed out from NSD, New Delhi. Irrfan also worked in theatre and this short film “The Bypass”. Theater and television kept him afloat till he appeared in a small role in Mira Nair’s in “Salaam Bombay” since Khan was responsible for the acting-workshops for the children of the film. He continued to dabble in television making impacts on various soaps and tele-historicals series. To break away from television Irfan featured in few main stream movies but none of them were a box-office success. But things changed when London based director Asif Kapadia gave him the lead in “The Warrior”. An historical film completed in 11 weeks on the locals in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. “The Warrior” stormed in international film festivals making Irfan Khan a noticed actor. His first Bollywood main lead role came in the movie “Rog”. He is married to writer Sutapa Sikdar who’s also a NSD graduate and they have a son named Babil.

This short film is also produced by Asif Kapadia.

Film Name: The Bypass

Genre: Thriller

Star cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Irrfan Khan

Directed by: Amit Kumar

Produced by:  Asif Kapadia


Language: Hindi

Duration: 16 Minutes

Release Date: 2003

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