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