Rasika Dugal looks spot on as Safia Manto in her first look from ‘Manto’

While we have already seen Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s first look from Nandita Das’ directorial ‘Manto’, now the makers have unveiled the first look of his wife Safia Manto (played by Rasika Dugal). Best remembered for her fabulous act in the movie ‘Qissa’, Rasika in the garb of Safia Manto looks spot on. Safia Manto was the wife of legendary Indo-Pakistani author Sadat Hassan Manto and actress Rasika Dugal seems to have got her look perfect. (Also Read: With mastery and conviction, Nawazuddin Siddiqui brings Manto alive in this short film)

In the new still, Rasika is seen in spectacles and simple Indian wear and she looks strikingly similar to real-life Safia. Have a look at the still below:

Rasika had exclusively revealed her role preparations to us. She said, “I am reading the writings of Manto. I am reading the collection of Manto’s work called ‘Dastavez’, it’s in Urdu, and I have to plough my way to some of the essays that he has written about his life, and about the cases of obscenity that he had to fight. Like I am reading a gossip column written by him on the film industry, and it’s called ‘Star From Another Sky’. It talks about Ashok Kumar, Shyam Chadda, stars of that time. So, I am reading some lighter stuff and some heavy stuff, just to balance it out for myself also, and to get different aspect of a person.”

‘Manto’ is directed by Nandita Das and stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Duggal in lead roles.