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Nandita Das' film on renowned writer Saadat Hasan Manto stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal
Nandita Das unveiled the first poster of Manto on her official Facebook page. The actress-filmmaker had recently presented the film at Cannes Film Festival
In the one-minute video, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, shares placards, which introduces him and later, he starts with, "I had got my DNA test done and when the report came in, I found I'm, 16.66% Hindu, 16.66% Muslim, 16.66% Sikh, 16.66% Christian, 16.66% Buddhist and 16.66% all the other religion in the world"
Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted to Rishi Kapoor praising his "amazing energy" and calling it "a pleasure sharing the screen" with the actor in Manto
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will portray the role of renowned writer Saadat Hasan Manto in Nandita Das' Manto, spoke about his upcoming film. The 43-year-old actor said: "Nandita Das did a research on Saadat Hasan Manto for 5 years, she also met his daughters. Hence, it became easier for me as an actor to portray the role."
Nandita Das says her upcoming film Manto is relevant today, in a time where freedom of speech under attack. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays titular role in Manto.
Nandita Das will not film Manto biopic, which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, in Lahore. The actress turned director recently returned from a recce in Delhi.
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he loves to farm in his homeland, Budhana, UP, because that keeps him inspired. "I have done this since childhood so it is very important for me. It is a habit. So whenever I get time from a film's set, I come to this set (his farms)". The actor says that whenever a role is offered to him his imagination takes him to his village and its characters for reference. Nawazuddin Siddiqui will soon be shooting for biopic of Pakistani author Saadat Hasan Manto.