Nawazuddin Siddiqui

The powerhouse performer Nawazuddin Siddiqui has impressed everyone with his scintillating performance in the recently released ‘Raees’ that featured Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan in lead roles. (ALSO READ: Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Shah Rukh Khan has the daring to do a negative role)

Now, the actor is all geared up to play the role of late author and playwright Sadat Hasan Manto on celluloid. The movie will be titled as ‘Manto’ and Nawazuddin has shared the first look from the movie on his Twitter page. Here’s the picture of Nawaz as Sadat Hasan Manto:


One cannot not notice the uncanny resemblance Nawaz bears to the late author. Nawaz wearing a pair of spectacles looks intriguing.

‘Manto’ is helmed by Nandita Das and she has also roped in Rasika Dugal for the role of Manto’s wife Safia in the movie. This is the first time that Nawaz will be portraying the role of a writer and he is excited about it. Speaking in an interview with a daily, he said, “I’ve been reading up a lot on Manto and know a few of his writings by rote now. The role spans from 25 to 35 and my office is full of clothes and shoes replicated from his time. We won’t be using prosthetics and would like to keep the look as natural as possible as Manto was a simple man. I will imbibe the way he spoke but since there aren’t any videos available, I will have to depend on his writings to understand the rhythm of his speech and the way he would use words, beautifully.”

We are pretty sure that Nawaz is going to do complete justice to the role.