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Pak I&B minister promises help to Nandita Das amid 'Manto' ban

The minister's statement came in response to Das' tweet on Saturday where she expressed her disappointment on the ban of the movie, a biopic on celebrated Urdu short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto who had migrated to Pakistan after Partition.

Nandita Das: Disappointed that Manto is not releasing in Pakistan

Director Nandita Das is extremely disappointed that Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Manto will not be releasing in Pakistan. She believes that the writer belonged to both the countries.


Nandita Das: Cinema has the power to challenge prejudices

Cinema remains one of the most powerful mediums to fight the divisive forces in a non-violent manner, noted actor-director Nandita Das said on Friday at the opening of the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).

#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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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".

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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Happy Birthday, Nandita Das: 7 times the actor made us go WOW with her simple sari styles

Nandita Das turns 48-years-old, however her charisma and style statement have only increased over the years. Though her style remains simple, her elegance and loveliness emits through her fashion trends. On her birthday, here are her top 7 sari looks.


Imran Khan, Pallavi Sharda deck up

Bollywood heartthrob Imran Khan and actress Pallavi Sharda attended an event honouring women achievers in film and television.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Charged Only Rs 1 for Manto

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nandita Das and Rasika Dugal talk about Manto, which is a biopic on writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The movie also stars Rishi Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, Ranvir Shorey, Divya Dutta, Paresh Rawal and Gurdas Maan among others.