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
The makers of Manto shared a glimpse of their upcoming film on Facebook. In the video, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who portrays the role of writer Saadat Hasan Manto, can be seen expressing his strong beliefs about freedom of speech
"I think everyone has an opinion about it. We are supposed to be the greatest democracy in the world. There have been many incidents that have happened in the last few years where people have been bashed for giving their opinions. Everybody has an opinion. We are in a democracy. Our forefathers fought for freedom of speech and being Indian," said Priyanka Chopra
National Award-winning artists like Dibakar Banerjee are returning their government awards and honours to protest impediments to freedom of speech and expression. But Shah Rukh said: "The country is becoming increasingly intolerant. Respect those who returned government awards, but (I) won't return mine"