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#MeToo not only about the elite, but about women across the country: Nandita Das

#MeToo not only about the elite, but about women across the country: Nandita Das

Nandita Das said the #MeToo movement was against “patriarchy” and even men needed to support it.

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Nandita Das: Despite the allegations against my father, I will continue to add my voice to #MeToo

Nandita Das has said that despite the harassment allegations against her father Jatin Das, she will continue to support the #MeToo movement.

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Nandita Das: I did not make Manto in the hope of creating heroes

Director Nandita Das has received much acclaim for her biopic on the Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto. In a conversation with, Das talks about her decision to incorporate Manto’s stories in the film.

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Nandita Das: Manto is very relevant today, maybe he will invoke a certain desire in us to speak up more

Nandita Das talks about her film Manto, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and why Saadat Hasan Manto is so relevant even today.

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Manto isn’t a case of hero-worship and that’s how biopics should be

Manto by Nandita Das is a fine example of how a biopic should be treated and this could serve as a guiding light to many makers who are churning out biopics by the dozen.

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Nandita Das on cancellation of Manto’s morning shows: Hugely disappointed

Manto, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as legendary Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto released Friday, but multiplex chain PVR Cinemas had to cancel the morning shows due to “technical glitch”.

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In Nandita Das’ hauntingly moving Firaaq, fear rules the landscape of Gujarat

There’s a lot happening in Nandita Das’ directorial debut Firaaq. We get a peek at the lives of a few characters following the 2002 Gujarat riots, and it is every bit as harrowing and complex as the real world.

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Nandita Das: It’s important to celebrate Manto and introduce him to youngsters

Filmmaker and actor Nandita Das on her upcoming directorial Manto, which will hit screens on September 20.

#MeToo not only about the elite, but about women across the country: Nandita Das

Manto: Nandita Das wants the late writer’s daughters to attend the Indian premiere

Actor-Filmmaker Nandita Das is trying to get late Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s daughters, Nighat Patel, Nuzhat Arshad and Nusrat Jalal, to India for the premiere of her film Manto.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui offered to do Manto for Re 1: Nandita Das

Apart from Rishi Kapoor, Gurdas Maan and Javed Akhtar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the late Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto in the film, offered to do it just for Re 1.

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Manto director Nandita Das: It is necessary to engage the audience

Nandita Das, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film Manto, says that more than entertaining the audience, it is necessary to engage them with the film.

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Professor Rajni Kothari Lecture: Students should be nonconformist and courageous says Nandita Das at TISS

Das said the idea behind her film is to “celebrate people like Manto who have existed in all eras and who were misunderstood during their times”.

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Rana Daggubati, Abhishek Bachchan, Nandita Das and others endorse telethon for Kerala flood victims

Celebrities from the Indian film and music industries lent support to the telethon as part of the NDTV-Tata Sky campaign #IndiaForKerala for Kerala floods. The names included Rana Daggubati, Abhishek Bachchan, Nandita Das, Javed Akhtar and Hariharan.

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Nandita Das: Nawazuddin Siddiqui has many traits similar to Manto

Nandita Das’ Manto stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead role and follows the most tumultuous years in the life of iconoclastic writer Saadat Hasan Manto and those of the countries — India and Pakistan — which Manto inhabited and chronicled.

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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.