Bollywood Movie Manto: Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar Join The Cast!

Shabana azmi and Javed akhtar

Bollywood Movie Manto just added the star couple, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar to its cast. After Sarmad Khoosat’s Manto was a big hit, Nawazuddin’s Manto is gearing up to give the former a good competition.

Director, Nandita Das, revealed at an event organised by Shabana’s NGO Mijwan Welfare Society on Sunday night, that the veteran actress and the renowned lyricist will be in the biopic of Sadat Haasan Manto

“My next movie is titled Manto. Preparations are going on, Shabana Azmi is acting in it and Javed Akhtar too is part of the movie.”

The of the infamous Urdu writer will be donned by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his wife will be played by Rasika Dugal. The plot of the story will follow the short story writer before the partition of the sub-continent.

Nawazuddin taking this role really seriously and has embraced the qualities of his character through method acting. He revealed the first look on his social media.

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