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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.…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui looks exactly like the great Manto

As Nandita Das revealed last year that her second directorial will be based on Urdi's top short story writer Saadat Hassan Manto and the uber-talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui will play the lead. The actor-turned-director has kicked off preparations with a look test. According to Mumbai Mirror,  Nandita said that she had done a test with Nawaz and Rasika Dugal who plays Manto’s wife Safia. pic.twitter.com/WKWuFAuEZQ — Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) February 2, 2017 “It’s a work in progress with a lot more to be…