Ahmed recalled that he too broke to fly out to audition for 2014's 'Nightcrawler', his breakthrough role
Riz Ahmed is now the first actor of Pakistani descent to land an Oscar nomination for his role in Sound of Metal
Ahmed is a Primetime Emmy award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actor
The theatre play will be a part of the Manchester International Festival.
The film premiered at TIFF on September 6.
It is being speculated that the move comes in response to the ongoing situation in occupied Kashmir.
He is currently penning a BBC series titled 'Englistan.'
It will premiere on September 5 at TIFF.
India revoked occupied Kashmir's special status on Monday.