- "Manto's stories have been an empowering experience," says Rasika
- Manto's first look was unveiled at Cannes Film Festival last month
- The biopic also features a special appearance by Rishi Kapoor
Here's the poster:
"Freedom of speech is something which is being tested in the times that we're living in now and his work could not be more relevant. That's something I really want to carry from him - the fearlessness and the courage," Rasika told PTI.
On working with Nawazuddin, she said, "I have a lot of respect for Nawaz. I really look up to him. I was a little nervous because of that respect for him as an actor. I was like, 'I hope, I'm able to match up to his skills'. But Nawaz is so funny and relaxed. I was excited that he was playing Manto because if you have a good co-actor and in this case, the brilliant one, then your job is done. You just have to be on the set and the scene will work."
It was indeed a pleasure sharing the screen with @chintskap Sir, what an amazing energy you possess even now.— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) April 19, 2017
Thank you Nawaz! Did that bit for Nandita Das and "Manto"-title role played by you. We will have fun working together in the future.Regards! https://t.co/DJA9mC4Tgj— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 19, 2017
(With PTI inputs)