- "The fact this film actually got made is a miracle," Nandita Das
- Manto was screened at the Cannes Film Festival
- Manto is a biopic of writer Saadat Hasan Manto
Sharing her experience from the screening, Ms Das wrote, "So I was not even ready for the third one in a row - an overwhelming response from both audiences and critics. At the premiere we got a 4-minute standing ovation, strangers hugged me, sobbing." Manto was screened in the Un Certain Regard category.
Read Nandita Das' full post here.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui co-stars with Rasika Dugal, Divya Dutta and Tahir Raj Bhasin in Manto. The film's teaser was released on Saturday last week.
Of Nawazuddin's role as Saadat Hasan Manto, Nandita Das had said that it was a "smooth ride" for him to play the titular. "He has similar kind of personality in terms of views, anger, arrogance, sensitivity and humour. I think it was smooth ride for Nawazuddin to play this character. He used to tell me that he would not be able to do another film simultaneously because he had immersed himself so deep into the character of Manto," she told news agency IANS.