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Is Nawazuddin Siddiqui As Fearless As 'Manto'?

Written By Prashasti Shetty | Mumbai | Published:


  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen playing the titular character in 'Manto', a film based on renowned writer Saadat Hasan Manto
  • The film helmed by Nandita Das will soon hit theatres on September 21

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has created a niche for himself with his body of work. His stardom has been a long journey, the actor began his career paying heed to the script of the film over his character's screen time. He sure has come a long way and will soon be seen in Nandita Das' 'Manto'. The film has done its rounds at film festivals and has garnered a lot of accolades, it will hit theatres on September 21.

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Nawaz will be seen essaying the role of the titular character based on renowned writer Saadat Hasan Manto, the legend who gave the world a modern take on Urdu literature. He was known as the representative of honesty back in the days. The trailer of the film will give you a glimpse of his unconventional story and watching the video is sure to intrigue you.

Watch the trailer for 'Manto' here:

And now looks like nobody could have pulled off the role like Nawazuddin Siddiqui. In the movie 'Manto' this role couldn't be more apt. Not only does Nawazuddin resemble Manto a lot, but he is a lot like him. He was a struggling, honest, straightforward and brilliant writer. Similarly, the actor is a truthful, candid and highly accomplished artiste. And his autobiography was reflective of his personality though it received flak from a few, many appreciated his unabashed approach. Being bold, fearless and valiant are just some of the few similarities between Manto and Nawazuddin. The real deal lies in the heart of the person, which is the same in the case of both the personalities. Witness this magnificence work of art in theatres soon.

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The film helmed by Nandita Das features an impressive ensemble of actors which also includes Rasika Duggal, Rajshri Deshpande, Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal. The actor will also be seen yet another strong character in his next 'Thackeray' which is based on the Shiv Sen Supremo Bal Thackeray.



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