Renowned actor and filmmaker Nandita Das’ film has been focused on the legendary controversial writer named Sadat Hasan Manto. The film is set to release this year and according to the report, his daughters, Nuzhat and Nusrat will be attending the premiere of the film Manto in Mumbai.
According to an Indian publication, they will cross the Wagah border, along with their spouses to watch the movie.
Then, the filmmaker came forward to confirm the news, “We are keeping our fingers crossed that the family of this great literary icon, who is legacy of the whole Indian subcontinent, will find the passage smooth,” Das confirmed.
The publication also spoke to Sadat Hasan Manto’s daughter Nuzhat, who regretfully confirmed that her sister will not make it to the premiere.
“We were all very young when he passed away a broken-hearted man. But almost everyone who met and knew him have spoken of his love for Bombay where he began his literary journey,” she said.
The picture above is of the legend Saadat Hasan Manto, with his three daughters Nuzhat, Nighat & Nusrat.
Nuzat also confirmed that the family was availing the visa-on-arrival available to the 65+ elderly, however, she is a bit anxious due to the political situations of the two countries. “In the past, we have traveled after a visa was issued to us so we are a bit worried in that regard,” she said.
While speaking about the filmmaker, Nuzhat expressed her praises, “She is such a humble loving person. She has met us and even came and stayed with us. We are confident that she must have put together a great film and we are excited to see it.”
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