Nawazuddin Siddiqui starring Manto is running successfully in the theaters. The exceptional actor didn’t charge for the movie and now, Nawaz claims that he would do Manto all over again with his own money, if need be!
Actor Nawazuddin took to his social media profile and shared, “If given an opportunity, I would love to do #MANTO yet again & this time also for free, instead would pay from my pocket to make it happen; because today I realised that #MANTO is still way ahead of our time.”
Manto is a biographical drama film about the famous Urdu author Saadat Hasan Manto, written and directed by Nandita Das. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title character. Tahir Raj Bhasin plays the 40’s Bollywood superstar Shyam Chadda.
Shyam was Manto’s friend, confidant, and inspiration for a number of stories. Rasika Dugal plays the role of Manto’s wife, Safia. Manto is based on the 1940’s post-Independence period of India. The film has multiple producers such as HP Studios, Filmstoc, and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
Next, Nawaz will be seen in another biographical drama Thackeray, based on the life of Bal Thackeray, the founder of the Indian political party Shiv Sena. It is being directed by Abhijit Panse and has been written by Shiv Sena politician Sanjay Raut.
The biopic is scheduled for release on 23 January 2019, the 93rd birth anniversary of Bal Thackeray.