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Nandita Das with Saadat Hasan Manto’s daughters Nuzhat Arshad and Nusrat Jalal.

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Manto’s Daughters Attend Premiere of their Father’s Biopic ‘Manto’

Saadat Hasan Manto’s daughters flew into Mumbai for the premiere of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Manto’.

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Saadat Hasan Manto’s daughters were in Mumbai on Monday to attend the premiere of Manto, the biopic of the late Urdu writer, directed by Nandita Das. The film had a star-studded screening on Monday night with several Bollywood actors including Rekha and Shabana Azmi showing up.

Nandita Das had been trying hard through the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to facilitate the visas of Manto’s daughters so that they could attend the premiere in Mumbai. The filmmaker was all smiles as she posed with them before the screening. Manto’s family has actively supported the making of the film by providing Nandita with several stories and material which gave her a personal insight into the life of the writer, father and husband that Manto was.

See pictures from the screening of Manto below:

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