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Manto’s work will stay ‘relevant’ for next 200 years: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the lead actor in Sadat Hasan Manto's biopic, said "Manto will be relevant for next 200 years." In an interview with NDTV, Nawazuddin who is playing Manto's role, remarked that all the scriptures of famous Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto are 'universal' and relatable to every human being and society. "Manto has talked about those human emotions which you will always find in every society," Nawazuddin added that even after 100 years, the complexity of human nature will be the same everywhere.…

Watch first look of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Manto’

As we all know that veteran actress and film maker Nandita Das is working on her Manto biopic and Nawazuddin Siddiqui is playing the most popular yet controversial short story writer but few have seen Nawazudding actually playing the legendary writer. In a short video released today, Siddiqui explains what Manto actually stood for and why he had to face numerous allegations of writing explicit content. Aptly titled 'In Defence Of Freedom', the video shows Manto addressing a class full of students and defending his views.…

Gone but not forgotten: Manto’s 61st death anniversary

Today is the 61st death anniversary of Urdu language's renowned author Saadat Hasan Manto. Manto's claim to fame was his unique way of writing and rebellious nature toward's society's hypocritical nature. Manto was also renowned for his short stories and writing modern fiction, which garnered him a huge fan following.