News Break

You can't play Saadat Hasan Manto if you are not a true and honest person, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui!

Monday Apr 16, 2018

You can't play Saadat Hasan Manto if you are not a true and honest person, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui!

Bollywood's actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be next seen in the forthcoming biopic titled Manto, helmed by Nandita Das. He will play the role of the well-known short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The movie primarily focuses on the writer's years in Mumbai, a city he loved and mourned being separated from.
 
"I think only that person can do 'Manto' (film), who has the courage to speak the truth. You may know every acting technique, but you can't play Manto if you are not a true and honest person - be it with your work or in life," Nawazuddin revealed a media source.
 
Nawazuddin disclosed that he faced a lot of challenges while playing the part. "The challenge for me was to be true to myself. Manto used to write what he used to see happening in the society. There is hypocrisy in society but he was not scared. He was fearless while writing. But, he did face problems while speaking the truth," he told.
 
The 43-year-old actor told that he could simply relate with the character of Manto. "I relate to Manto. I am hopeful people will relate to him, especially those who believe in speaking truth, no matter how difficult it maybe."
 
Manto, which is Das' second directorial endeavor, has been selected in the Cannes Film Festival's subsection, Un Certain Regard. The movie marks Nawazuddin's ninth visit to the 12-day movie fest and he is overjoyed with the news.


× Success! Comment Sent For Approval.
Please Enter Comment

Small screen gave me money,..

Bollywood star Neena Gupta, who worked in Television serials like "Saans", "Siski", "Saat..

Akshay Kumar and R Balki..

Superstar Akshay Kumar and filmmaker R Balki united for the first time this year for the..

For the first time in my..

Two Bollywood stalwarts Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are sharing screen first time..

I am so happy that Deepika is..

After hit films like Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani, Deepika Padukone will be seen..

View All
Sidharth Malhotra should date Kiara or Jacqueline, says Alia Bhatt!

Sidharth Malhotra should date..

The first episode of Karan Johar's chat show Koffee with Karan with Deepika Padukone and..

Hats off to Deepika Padukone for being with Ranveer Singh, says Akshay Kumar!

Hats off to Deepika Padukone..

Season 6 of Koffee with Karan kicked off recently with Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt.

Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover's sizzling chemistry in their next 'Alone'!

Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh..

Alone freshly hit the 5-million viewer-ship mark on Youtube and viewers seem to have..

I loved the idea of playing a desi guy with Sunny Leone from 300 years ago, says Rajniesh Duggall!

I loved the idea of playing a..

Ek Paheli Leela is seeing some good buzz rolling around itself and while Sunny Leone is..

Shraddha Kapoor shares her plans for Ganesh Chaturthi!

Shraddha Kapoor shares her..

Ganesh Chaturthi will be more special for Shraddha Kapoor this year. The beautiful..

'Highway' helped me to connect with myself, says Alia Bhatt!

'Highway' helped me to..

From sleeping under the tree to sitting on the road and eating - Alia Bhatt did all..

View All