Presenting Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saadat Hasan Manto:
Check out Rasika Duggal's look from the film:
Of presenting the film at Cannes, Nandita Das, who has earlier been a jury member at the film festival told news agency PTI, "It's more of a curtain raiser. We're taking a small break from our shoot to go to Cannes because I believe it's a great platform." Nawazuddin also accompanied his director to Cannes. "It's a great festival and some of the world's best movies are screened there every year. It's special every time. Every actor, big or small, is respected there," he told PTI.
The biopic also features a special appearance by Rishi Kapoor. Nawazuddin, via a Twitter post, revealed about Mr Kapoor's role in Manto.
It was indeed a pleasure sharing the screen with @chintskap Sir, what an amazing energy you possess even now.? Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) April 19, 2017
Thank you Nawaz! Did that bit for Nandita Das and "Manto"-title role played by you. We will have fun working together in the future.Regards! https://t.co/DJA9mC4Tgj? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 19, 2017
The first look of Manto was released in February:
Nandita Das is best-known for her roles in films like Bawander, Earth and Fire. Of Manto, she earlier told PTI, "It's a very big project for me. It's a period film, we will recreate 1940s here."
(With PTI inputs)