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Nawazuddin’s ‘Manto’ screenings cancelled in Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad; Nandita Das reacts

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The morning screenings of  Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Manto’ has been canceled in various cities all over India. Twitterati along with Nandita Das expresses their disappointment on Twitter.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Duggal’s ‘Manto’ was released on Friday i.e 21 September 2018. In the morning, various shows were canceled all across the country. Especially in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Noida and Pune. The director, Nandita Das reacted on Twitter on the show’s cancellation. Asking the question to the exhibitors, she wrote, “This is shocking! I just got a similar message from a friend in Ahmedabad… What’s going on?

She further expressed herself and said, “Hugely disappointed… Six years of work and many people’s collective intent and commitment was to find its culmination this morning. Am assured by Viacom18 it will be fixed at noon today. Please let us know if it hasn’t been. Spreading Mantoiyat will not stop”.

After a few minutes of Nandita’s tweet, PVR replied to her saying ‘Manto’ is playing in its multiplexes across the country.


A report in NDTV says, “The person on the line said Manto is being screened at their multiplex in south Delhi’s Saket and one can book tickets. Some people on Twitter, however, replied to PVR’s tweet, saying their customer care helpline in Delhi has clearly told them that the matter is still unresolved”. 

Speaking about the film, ‘Manto’ is focused on a writer’s life enacted by Nawazuddin Siddhique. The film also stars Rasika Duggal in a leading role.

Also Read: ‘Manto’ movie review: This movie portrays one man’s fight to speak the truth with élan

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