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Nawazuddin Siddiqui will soon be seen essaying the role of controversial writer Saddat Hassan Manto in the film ‘Manto’ which is helmed by actress-filmmaker Nandita Das. The film is all set to be screened at the prestigious 62nd BFI London Film Festival.
Nandita talked about this and said: "Since 'Fire', my first film 22 years ago, I have shown my film at the London Film Festival. Over the years, many of my films have been screened there. I love the multicultural audience of London. BFI has had repeated screenings of 'Firaaq' apart from showing at their festival. I am very much looking forward to taking 'Manto' to the festival this October."
The fest will go on from October 10-21. And "Manto" will be screened at the festival on October 11-12. The makers and the cast of the film are really excited about the festival and are really looking forward to be the part of the grand event.
‘Manto’ shows Manto’s journey of observing things in a different light and then creating literary masterpieces, it will also highlight the scenario when Manto faced severe flak from the countrymen for writing the controversial story titled ‘ Thanda Ghosht’.
Manto is co-produced by HP Studios, Filmstoc and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The film also stars Rasika Duggal, Rishi Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Tahir Raj Basin in prominent roles. It is to be noted that Nawazuddin charged just Rs. 1 to play this character, he said that this character cannot be calculated monetarily.
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- Shivam
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