New Delhi, June 21 -- Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is eagerly awaiting the release of his film based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi.
Popularly known as Mountain Man, Dashrath carved a path through a mountain using only a hammer and a chisel. He performed the incredible feat so that his village could have medical attention, after his wife, Falguni Devi, died in 1959 due to lack of medical facilities in his village.
Nawazuddin visited the village in Gaya, Bihar, and spent some time with Manjhi's son in order to get to know his father better.
"Nawaz was very particular about his research before he started shooting for the film. He had a long discussion with Manjhi's son, Bhagirath, and got to know the details of his father's struggle. He also spent some time talking to the locals of the village, who were full of praises for Dashrath," says a source close to the actor.
Nawaz hopes that he has done justice to the role. "My only reference points were the locals and some videos (that I saw of him). I hope I have done justice to the role and not disappointed anyone," he says.