Gadar: Ek Prem Katha director, Anil Sharma’s son, Utkarsh, is all set to make his debut with Genius. Last month, it was reported that Nawazuddin Siddiqui has joined the cast of the project. 

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Utkarsh Sharma

Now, brings to you exclusive dope on the character he is playing.

Says a source, “The movie is essentially about two geniuses, both of whom use their abilities for different reasons. While Utkarsh essays the one who aims to bring about a positive change, Nawazuddin is, in a way, the antagonist.”

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Genius will also feature Mithun Chakraborty in a pivotal role. Elaborating on Mihun’s role, Anil Sharma had told a leading portal earlier this year, “He's a National Security Advisor who shares a rapport with my son Utkarsh's character, who is an IIT topper and a genius. The film is a battle of the heart, fought with the mind.”

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Utkarsh Sharma In Genius Movie

Meanwhile, in an interview with, Anil Sharma had spoken at length about launching son Utkarsh.

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Mithun Chakraborty

Elaborating on why he decided to direct his first film, he said, “80 per cent of his scenes in Gadar (where Utkarsh was a child artiste) did not require a retake. I knew from then that he had it in him to make it as an actor.”

He added, “It is my script--- but Utkarsh was definitely involved at every stage of writing.”

Coming back to Nawazuddin’s role, after being in the news for all the wrong reasons owing to his book ‘An Ordinary Life’, it will be interesting to see how he dons the ‘genius’s’ hat.

Genius Poster

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