Here’s the poster:
“Freedom of speech is something which is being tested in the times that we’re living in now and his work could not be more relevant. That’s something I really want to carry from him – the fearlessness and the courage,” Rasika told PTI.
On working with Nawazuddin, she said, “I have a lot of respect for Nawaz. I really look up to him. I was a little nervous because of that respect for him as an actor. I was like, ‘I hope, I’m able to match up to his skills’. But Nawaz is so funny and relaxed. I was excited that he was playing Manto because if you have a good co-actor and in this case, the brilliant one, then your job is done. You just have to be on the set and the scene will work.”
Manto‘s first look was unveiled at Cannes Film Festival last month. Nawazuddin bears a striking resemblance to the writer.
The biopic also features a special appearance by Rishi Kapoor.
It was indeed a pleasure sharing the screen with @chintskap Sir, what an amazing energy you possess even now.
? Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) April 19, 2017
Thank you Nawaz! Did that bit for Nandita Das and “Manto”-title role played by you. We will have fun working together in the future.Regards! https://t.co/DJA9mC4Tgj
? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 19, 2017
Rasika Duggal has featured in critically-acclaimed films like Kshay and Qissa.
(With PTI inputs)