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Cannes Film Festival 2017: A look at the biopic based on writer Saadat Hasan Manto

Here’s a look at actor-filmmaker Nandita Das’s film, Manto, which had a curtain raiser at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

bollywood Updated: May 23, 2017 15:40 IST
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from the film, Manto.(Facebook/NanditaDas)

Actor-filmmaker Nandita Das’s biopic on late writer Saadat Hasan Manto had a curtain raiser at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 on Saturday. The film, titled Manto, has actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role. The filmmaker shared some shots and scenes from the film on her Facebook profile, giving us a sneak-peek into the film. The same were shared on the film’s official Facebook page, too. Here’s a look:

Das also took to Twitter to share the news:

Actor Rasika Dugal had tweeted on May 20 about their schedule in Cannes. Rasika plays Manto’s wife, Safiyah Manto in the film. “I spoke to Nuzhat (Manto’s daughter) before we started filming. She had seen the photos of my first look which came out a few days back and I was delighted that she also thought that I resembled her mother,” Dugal had told Hindustan Times in an interview.

Nawazuddin also featured in a small film by Das, titled In Defence of Freedom, in which he plays Manto. Watch Nawaz’s power-packed monolgue here:

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