GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
»
1-min read

Nawazuddin has Many Traits that are Similar to Manto: Nandita Das

She said she needed an actor who could portray many contradictory emotions as Manto was a complex character.

PTI

Updated:August 7, 2018, 3:18 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Nawazuddin has Many Traits that are Similar to Manto: Nandita Das
Image: A still from Nandita Das' directorial Manto.
Loading...
Nandita Das says she chose Nawazuddin Siddiqui to portray the title role in Manto as he has a lot of similarities with legendary Urdu author-writer.

Nandita said she always had Nawaz in mind while writing Manto, based on the life of Saadat Hasan Manto, whose work continues to remain relevant to this day.

"He has many traits that are similar to Manto a deep sensitivity and intensity, anger, and a dry sense of humour. These innate qualities in Nawaz helped him transition into Manto on screen quite effortlessly," Nandita said in a statement.

She said she needed an actor who could portray many contradictory emotions as Manto was a complex character.

"For instance , he was a person with moral courage, but was also scared of going to jail, confident but vulnerable, deeply sensitive yet very angry. You will know Nawaz's range when you see Manto," she added.

Nawazuddin, who has been receiving rave reviews for his performance in Sacred Games, will be seen next in Rome Rome Mein to be directed by Tannishtha Chatterjee, in Debamitra Hassan's Motichoor Chaknachoor, a fun story on an unlikely couple and Thackeray, a biopic based on the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Loading...