- Nandita Das said it's more of a 'curtain raiser'
- Nawazuddin says every actor needs a Cannes experience
- Manto's promo was screened at Cannes' market section
"It's a great festival and some of the world's best movies are screened there every year. It's special every time. Every actor, big or small, is respected there," Nawazuddin told PTI. Nawazuddin Siddiqui's previous films which have been screened in the sidebar section of Cannes are The Lunchbox, Gangs of Wasseypur, Miss Lovely, Liar's Dice and Raman Raghav 2.0 .
Nandita Das has been a jury member at Cannes in the previous editions of the film festival. "We'll be sharing the film, of course, for the sales agents and buyers, but have something special for the film goers and lovers at the festival," she told India Today.
The first look of Manto was released in February:
Nandita Das also released a six-minute of footage of Nawazuddin as Manto:
Manto is based on the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Actress Rasika Duggal plays the role of Manto's wife, Safiyah Manto. Actor Rishi Kapoor also has a small role in the film.
(With PTI inputs)