Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has charged only Rs 1 from Nandita Das for the Saadat Hassan Manto biopic, Manto.
Not just Nawazuddin, Manto has other actors who have all done a splendid job, including Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Rajshri Deshpande.
Manto box office collection Day 1: Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role, Manto is based on the life of Indo-Pakistani iconoclast writer Saadat Hasan Manto. It opened at Rs 50 lakh on Friday.
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, along with actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui (who plays Manto in the film) and Rasika Dugal (who plays Manto’s wife Safia), visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday to interact with the students of the Department of Arts and Aesthetics.
Manto movie review: Nandita Das’ debut feature Firaaq, set in the aftermath of the Gujarat killings of 2002, is an unflinching look at how religious extremism can damage us from within.
Filmmaker and actor Nandita Das on her upcoming directorial Manto, which will hit screens on September 20.
Manto actor Rasika Dugal talks about the challenges of playing a real-life character who isn’t well known and her experience of working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Nandita Das directorial Manto premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will release in Indian cinema halls on September 21.
Rajkumar Hirani says he never imagined that Nawazuddin Siddiqui would become such a prominent name in the film industry. Nawazuddin played the role of a thief who pickpocketed from late actor Sunil Dutt’s character in Hirani’s Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. .
Rapper-singer Raftaar says Manto song Mantoiyat is a no-holds-barred track. He adds it is one of his most honest songs ever.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui believes that his initial days of struggle shaped him as an actor. He will next be seen in Nandita Das’ Manto.
Manto, helmed by Nandita Das, traces the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen bringing the character to life.
September looks exciting with an interesting lineup of films belonging to different genres releasing during the month. Films like Laila Majnu, Gali Guleiyan, Love Sonia and Pataakha make it the month of newcomers in the industry as well.
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.