Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Urdu writer's biopic

Aug 6, 2018

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is portraying Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto in his biopic titled "Manto." Directed by actress Nandita Das, the film has already garnered laurels in film festival circuits.

The film follows the most tumultuous years in the life of writer Manto and those of the countries -- India and Pakistan -- which Manto inhabited and chronicled.

The film also stars Rasika Dugal as Manto's wife and Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rishi Kapoor and Divya Dutta in key roles.

Nawazuddin will also be seen in Tannishtha Chatterjee's directorial project tentatively titled "Rome Rome Mein". He has also signed Debamitra Hassan's "Motichoor Chaknachoor."