I found this picture of actor Harsh Nayyar as Nadir and I love it so much. It is so much like how I envisioned him in the latter part of Kay’s novel. Yes, this is from that god-awful David Staller version, but I’m going to pretend it’s not and that it’s just a spur-of-the-moment snapshot of Nadir, I don’t know, on his way to a hot date or something. I feel like Nadir deserves a hot date.
Have I mentioned how much I love this character? He needs to star in his own action movie. I mean, for real. He is hardcore. I’ll bet that cane is actually a Tommy gun. I’ll bet he stores grenades in his beard. I’ll bet he karate-chops assassins in half and back-flips his way out of trouble while a pulsing orchestral score swells in the background and buildings explode in epic fiery infernos.
And when it’s all over, he goes back to his apartment, brews some tea, and sips it while reading the paper like a boss.