Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi are part of 'Manto', reveals Nandita Das

Published: March 6, 2017


Actor-film-maker Nandita Das just stated that veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is a part of her directorial Manto, a biopic on the late writer Saadat Hasan Manto.

“My next movie is titled Manto. Preparations are going on, Shabana Azmi is acting in it and Javed Akhtar too is part of the movie,” Nandita revealed on the sidelines of an event organised by Shabana’s NGO Mijwan Welfare Society on Sunday night.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first look as Manto is out and the resemblance is uncanny!

Manto features Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the prolific short story writer, and Rasika Dugal essays his wife.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Manto. PHOTO:DNA

Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Manto. PHOTO:DNA

The film will be tracing the life of Manto at the time of the India-Pakistan Partition. Currently, Nawazuddin is preparing for the film and, in fact, he has already done costume tests for the role and shared the first look of him as Manto on social media.

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  • Sonny moonjeily
    Mar 6, 2017 - 7:22PM

    Now who is this Manton? We never heard about this guy. How many indians know about him.what is he has done for India. Recommend

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