Nandita Das who was gearing up for her directorial release Manto, when discovered some shows were cancelled across India, shared her disappointment but assured the film will reach everyone.
Nandita took to twitter on Friday morning addressing the matter and responding to some tweets by users, when one tweeted his disappointment over missing a “great movie”, Nandita wrote: “That’s what the distribution team of Viacom18 is supposed to do. They are checking. Rest assure ‘Manto’ will reach you. The story must be told and heard. Thank you all for your interest and support. Please keep me posted.”
There was no first day, first show for Nandita Das’ “Manto” in several cities in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Noida and Ahmedabad. After receiving several personal messages and coming across many posts of show cancellations Nandita first tweeted, “This is shocking! I just got a similar message from a friend in Ahmedabad… What’s going on? @Viacom18 @BookMyShow”
“Hugely disappointed… Six years of work and many people’s collective intent and commitment was to find its culmination this morning. Am assured by Viacom18 it will be fixed at noon today. Please let us know if it hasn’t been. Spreading Mantoiyat will not stop.”
Theater companies like PVR and Cinepolis also took to their social media accounts. PVR support handle shared,”We would like to inform you that due to some technical glitch, the shows of the movie, ‘Manto’ were cancelled. However, we would never want you to miss out on good cinema and are trying our best to bring you the shows of this most awaited movie. Stay tuned to our app/website for latest updates regarding this.”
Cinepolis India came forward and said, “Hi! Apologies! We wish to inform you that we’ve received the print now and we’ll be playing the next show at 1.25 p.m. You can book your tickets for the same via our website/app or at the Box Office,” a post on their official Twitter account read.
The film, Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui writer Saadat Hasan Manto, traces the life of the famous writer.
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