Nandita working to release ‘Manto’ in Pakistan

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Acclaimed film-maker Nandita Das is all set to release her biopic on Saadat Hassan Manto, aptly titled Manto. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the renowned writer, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year and will be released worldwide on September 21.

While Manto has already received a lot of appreciation from critics, fans are eagerly waiting to see what Manto has in store. But many in Pakistan are still unsure if the film will hit screens across the country.

Nandita recently tweeted that she is currently trying to get Manto to release in Pakistan. She wrote, “We’re working towards releasing the film in Pakistan soon.”

Whether cinemagoers on this side of the border will get to see the Nawazuddin-starrer is still yet to be decided. Of course, this is not the first time a Bollywood film is having trouble from releasing in the country.

Earlier this year, films such as Padman, Pari, Veere Di Wedding and Mulk were banned from screening as the content was very “bold” or didn’t adhere to Islamic culture.