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Nandita Das an able director: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nandita Das an able director: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen portraying Saadat Hasan Manto in filmmaker Nandita Das’ film “Manto”, says he is quite excited to work with her as she is an “able director”.

“Nandita Das is an able director and I am looking forward to working with her,” Nawazuddin said at the Central Excise Day Celebration on Friday.

“‘Manto’ was one of the great writers of his time. Currently, I am preparing myself to play him. We have just released my look as Manto, the poster of the film will be coming soon,” added the “Raees” actor, who had shared the first look of the movie on Twitter, showing a striking resemblance to the late writer.

In her second directorial venture, Nandita will be tracing the life of Manto, while also focusing on the time of partition. Das will start filming on March 15.

Besides Nawazuddin, the film also feature Tahir Raj Bhasin as late actor Sunder Shyam Chadda, who was Manto’s friend.

—IANS