New Delhi (Web Desk): Renowned Bollywood’s method actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been signed in an Indian film for the character of South Asia’s infamous writer Sadat Hassan Manto in a film directed by Nandita Das.

Recently, at India Today Conclave 2017, Director Nandita Das’s version of Manto was screened. The short film was premiered In Defence of Freedom receiving an overpowering response.

Following the huge achievement of Sarmad Sultan Khoosat’s Manto , fans are going Ga Ga over another piece of art linked with the works of this blunt and bold writer from the past.


During these 6 precious minutes of a film , Manto (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is having a very bold yet meaningful conversation with a bunch of students at a university where he defends his freedom of speech in his writings.