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Nandita Das, Celina Jaitly, Apurva Asrani and other Bollywood stars support LGBTQ community

Bollywood personalities have spoken out against the Indian Penal Code, specifically Section 377 that makes being a part of the LGBTQ community a criminal offence. They have asked for the law to be decriminalised.

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Nandita Das: Female actors are still stereotyped in their portrayal as being constantly good-looking

The Manto filmmaker and actress Nandita Das believes that stories exploring women’s issues are increasing, though every second film is focusing on sexual freedom and stereotyped portrayal of good looking women.

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Nandita Das: Manto is not a typical festival film

After having helmed Firaaq in 2008, Nandita went behind the camera to trace the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto, to be portrayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the film. Manto is expected to release in India this September.

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Nandita Das: The fact that Manto actually got made is a miracle

Nandita Das directorial Manto starring Nawazudin Siddiqui is winning hearts at Cannes. Manto is based on the life and works of the late writer Saadat Hasan Manto and also stars Rasika Dugal.

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Manto early reviews: The Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer opens to positive response at Cannes 2018

Cannes Film Festival 2018: Nandita Das directorial Manto left the audience stunned as they stayed on to congratulate the film’s team after the screening. The biographical film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role got rave reviews at the prestigious film festival.

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Manto teaser: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is fearless as Saadat Hasan Manto

The teaser of Manto is out and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as celebrated writer Saadat Hasan Manto holds your attention. Manto is written and directed by Nandita Das.

Cannes Film Festival 2018: Indian delegation to push Village Rockstars, Nagarkirtan and other regional cinema

Assamese film Village Rockstars, Malayalam film Bhayanakam, Bengali movie Nagarkirtan, and Sinjar, a film from Lakshadweep made in the Jasari language, will be showcased at the India Pavilion at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Manto selected for Cannes Film Festival 2018

Director Nandita Das’ Manto, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, has been selected at the Cannes Film Festival under the section, Un Certain Regards. The film also stars Paresh Rawal, Rishi Kapoor, Rasika Dugal and Tahir Raj Bhasin.

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Nandita Das, SS Rajamouli attend Pakistan International Film Festival

Filmmaker and actor Nandita Das attended the Pakistan International Film Festival along with actor Vinay Pathak and director SS Rajamouli. The director-actor spoke about the need for independent cinema during her talk at the event.

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As a society, we must have space for dissent to grow: Nandita Das

Actor Nandita Das who is currently directing Manto, a biopic based on the life of writer Sadat Hassan Manto, believes that people are being over-sensitive about films. She expressed that as a society, we should have space for dissent to grow.

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‘Schools in Assam used as polling stations in Meghalaya polls’

The Assembly elections in Meghalaya was conducted on February 27 this year. Raising the issue as ‘Special Mention’, Das said that a total of 650 votes were cast in these three polling centres.

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Nandita Das eyes mid-2018 release for Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Manto

Nandita Das’ much-talked-about biopic of Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role, is looking at arriving in theaters next year. For the longest time, it was speculated that Manto will release this December.

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Nandita Das reacts on Babumoshai Bandookbaaz-CBFC controversy, says ‘Society won’t move forward with film policing’

Nandita Das, who was at a panel discussion at Godrej Club India Lab Museum, reacted on the recent CBFC and Babumoshai Bandookbaaz controversy. The actor-director wants the Shyam Benegal Committee report on film certification guidance to be implemented soon.

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Nandita Das wraps up Manto shoot

Nandita Das has finished filming her much-anticipated movie, Manto. The director took to Twitter to announce the news and also thanked the cast and crew of the movie, in which Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be playing the role of the legendary writer, Saadat Hassan Manto.

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Manto director Nandita Das: My team has ‘Mantoiyat’ and that’s what we want to invoke in the audience

Nandita Das’s next directorial is a biopic on Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal.