Read Mr Kapoor's conversation with Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Twitter here:
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
Details of Rishi Kapoor's role haven't been revealed. The cast of Manto is believed to have originally included actor Om Puri, who died earlier this year - it is possible that Mr Kapoor has replaced him. Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das' co-star from Fire and Rishi Kapoor's from Amar Akbar Anthony, also stars in the film, as does actress Rasika Duggal who plays the author's wife Saafiya. Ms Azmi's husband Javed Akhtar is also involved.
The first look of Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saadat Hasan Manto was released in February:
Director Nandita Das released six minutes of footage of her lead actor in character last month:
Ms Das is an actress of repute, known for her work in films like Bawander, Earth and Fire. She directed her first film, Firaaq, in 2008. Nawazuddin was last seen in Raees, opposite Shah Rukh Khan.