Rishi Kapoor to do a cameo in Manto, says it's 'just out of respect and admiration' for director Nandita Das


Apr 30, 2018 09:13:26 IST

Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says he chose to do a cameo in Nandita Das' film Manto just because he has "respect and admiration" for the actress-filmmaker.

"I have done one scene in Nandita Das' film Manto in a cameo. Just for the respect and admiration I have for her," Rishi tweeted on Sunday.

Rishi Kapoor to do a cameo in Manto, says its just out of respect and admiration for director Nandita Das

Rishi Kapoor. File Photo

The 65-year-old actor's comments come after he said in an interview that working in Manto was a "wrong" call. "Some mischief monger has tried to create a wedge between her and me. Absolutely untrue! I support the film and wish her all the best at Cannes Film Festival," he tweeted.

Manto is a historical period drama film about the controversial writer Saadat Hasan Manto who is known for his writings around the partition of India and Pakistan. It is the only Indian film in Un Certain Regard category of the Cannes Film Festival, to be held from 8-19 May.

The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal and Tahir Raj Bhasin.

Updated Date: Apr 30, 2018 09:13:26 IST