Ali Zafar hopes Manto releases in Pakistan: 'This generation must get to know its literary heritage and heroes'

Director Nandita Das had tweeted that she was disappointed after learning that Manto did not get clearance for release in Pakistan.

Indo-Asian News Service December 17, 2018 15:57:17 IST
Ali Zafar hopes Manto releases in Pakistan: 'This generation must get to know its literary heritage and heroes'

Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar hopes Indian filmmaker Nandita Das' Manto is released in Pakistan as he feels the new generation will get a chance to know about the Urdu writer Saadat Haasan Manto on a deeper level.

Ali Zafar hopes Manto releases in Pakistan This generation must get to know its literary heritage and heroes

Rasika Dugal and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Manto

Nandita had tweeted that she was disappointed after learning that Manto did not get clearance for release in Pakistan.

However, Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has extended help, while an online petition by writers and artistes has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to lift a ban on its screening.

On his part, Ali, who has worked in Indian films too, tweeted in support of the movie.

"Saw Manto on Netflix in Pakistan. Thoroughly impressed by the nuanced direction by Nandita Das and brilliant depiction by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. This generation must get know Manto on a deeper level and own its literary heritage and heroes. I hope it releases here," Ali wrote.

The movie follows the most tumultuous years in the life of the writer and those of India and Pakistan where Manto inhabited and chronicled. The film also features Rasika Dugal and Rajshri Deshpande.

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