Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and filmmaker Nandita Das during a press conference to promote their upcoming film “Manto” in Kolkata
After entertaining the audience with her fabulous performance in web series, ‘Sacred Games’, Nawazuddin Siddiqui announced about his next project ‘Manto‘ which is a biographical drama. He plays the lead role the Indo- Pakistani Urdu author- writer, Saadat Hasan Manto.
Celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Gurdas Maan and Javed Akhtar didn’t charge a penny for actress-filmmaker Nandita Das’ forthcoming film Manto. She says there is more to life than money.
“This is the character that an actor would give an arm and leg for. But to not charge even a nominal fee is very gracious of Nawaz,” Nandita said in a statement to IANS.
Apart from him, there are many eminent actors who agreed to do small parts purely to support the film.
Actor Paresh Rawal had worked with her in Firaaq and now in Manto.
Manto will release on September 21.