Nandita Das is almost ready with “Manto” and aiming for mid-2018 release

Vastavam web: Filmmaker Nandita Das said she is almost ready with her next, “Manto” and hopes to release the film sometime in the middle of next year.The biopic stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead role of the celebrated short-story writer, Saadat Hasan Manto.”Editing is my favourite part of filmmaking. That’s where you correct all the mistakes that you have made. It has been an incredible journey… Hopefully, it will be in theatres mid next year.”
She was speaking at the opening ceremony of Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival here last night.”Both (Nawaz and Rasika Duggal) are wonderful. They are accomplished actors and also incredible human beings. When you spend so much time with actors, you want to work with good people. I have been very fortunate that both of them totally dedicated themselves to the film,” she said.