After Manto Trailer Releases, Rishi Kapoor Reveals He Plays A 'Sleazy, Tharki Producer'

In April, Rishi Kapoor dissed his Manto cameo and later posted a damage-control tweet

After Manto Trailer Releases, Rishi Kapoor Reveals He Plays A 'Sleazy, Tharki Producer'

Rishi Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Manto. (Image courtesy: YouTube)


  • Rishi Kapoor appears in the trailer of Manto, which released today
  • Just a guest scene for dear Nandita Das: Rishi Kapoor
  • Rishi Kapoor also said that Nawazuddin Siddiqui is "terrific"
New Delhi:

Rishi Kapoor plays the role of an "incorrigible sleazy "tharki" (flirt) film producer" in Nandita Das' Manto and he singled out the scene from the trailer, which released on the Internet today. Rishi Kapoor, who makes a cameo appearance in Manto, featuring Nawazuddin Sididqui in the title role, shared a screengrab from the two-and-a-half-minute clip, which featured him and wrote: "Played this incorrigible sleazy "tharki" (flirt) film producer in Manto along with the terrific Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Just a guest scene for dear Nandita Das. Don't miss the pants being worn nearly at the chest (the fashion those days-perhaps)" Noted, Mr Kapoor. Nawazuddin, who has been praised for his portrayal of the Pakistani writer from critics and the Internet, re-posted Rishi Kapoor's tweet and added: "Thank You very much Rishi Kapoor Sir. It is always an honour something coming from you. Loved your act."



In April, Rishi Kapoor had dissed his short appearance in Manto saying he was "wrong" to have done the cameo. However, a week after he gave the interview to news agency PTI, the actor posted a damage-control tweet in which he said that he agreed to feature in Manto "just for the respect and admiration I have for her." He added: "Some mischief monger has tried to create a wedge between her and me. Absolutely untrue! I support the film." At that time, Manto was Cannes bound, where it competed in the Un Certain Regard category.

Here's Rishi Kapoor's tweet:



Rishi Kapoor reportedly filled the role that was meant to be played by Om Puri, after the actor's death last year.


In Manto, Nandita Das adapted the life of critically acclaimed and controversial writer Saadat Hasan Manto, who was tried for obscenity six times.

Watch the trailer of Manto:

Manto, which has toured several international film festivals, also stars Rasika Duggal, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Chandan Roy Sanyal. The film is expected to release in India on September 22.