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Nawazuddin Siddiqui has become a favourite with directors

25 July 2017 9:31 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

A lot of reasons explain why Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the finest actors in Bollywood. One is that he completely transforms himself into a role. So much so and this is not just with make up and costume, from his voice, to his walk, to his bearing he becomes the character and you don’t even know it is him until you read the cast list.

One of his first major roles was in a film titled Patang (2010). The late director Prashant Bhargava told us in an exclusive interview, “I think he is destined to be something quite amazing. There is a power that he has that is going to be something really special.” It certainly seems as if that has come true.

Nawazuddin’s most recent performances have surged his popularity globally. In Sridevi-starrer, Mom, the powerhouse performer amassed praises from his fans and critics for an »

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Nandita Das Interview with Anupama Chopra | Cannes Film Festival 2017

31 May 2017 5:34 AM, PDT | Film Companion | See recent Film Companion news »

Speaking to Film Companion at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, actress and director Nandita Das tells Anupama Chopra why Indian films don't feature often enough in the competitive section of the festival »

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“It is important that investors make money, so films like Manto are not tagged as Festival films” – Nandita Das

28 May 2017 10:28 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

How was Cannes? Just got back. It was exciting and exhausting. With all its glitz, its primary purpose of being a haven for films and filmmakers cannot be undermined. It was a bit insane to take ten days off in the middle of one’s shoot to want to go to Cannes to share the journeyRead More

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- Subhash K. Jha

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Check out: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nandita Das present their film Manto at Cannes 2017

24 May 2017 9:55 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Actress and filmmaker Nandita Das and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are at the 70th Cannes Film Festival for the curtain-raiser of their film, Manto. Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in the role of Saadat Hasan Manto. Rasika Duggal, who play’s Manto’s wife in Manto, had also joined them to present the film to the fraternity. Speaking aboutRead More

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui becomes Saadat Hasan Manto in Nandita Das’ film Manto

24 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

There are some stories that transcend the borders of time and geographies, stories that need to be told; Manto (the film) narrates the life of one of the most irreverent writers of his era – Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955). The first look of this feature film based on the life of Manto directed by Nandita Das, was launched at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2017. The festival is held in the French Riviera and celebrates the best of cinema from around the world.

Redefining the mainstream ‘hero’ and content led cinema – the always incredible Nawazuddin Siddiqui will bring alive the various shades of Manto with acclaimed actress Rasika Dugal essaying the character of his wife; Safia. The film also features an ensemble star cast of Rishi Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Ranveer Shorey, Paresh Rawal, Swanand Kirkere

The film Manto which has already been receiving accolades from celebrated authors like Paulo Coelho and Salman Rushdie »

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After 2 months, Baahubali 2 will now release in?

22 May 2017 11:44 PM, PDT | Behindwoods | See recent Behindwoods news »

Here is a quick glance at a few Bw Quickies:

 

> Actor Atharvaa’s upcoming comedy film Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum directed by Odam Ilavarasu is expected to release on June 16. The movie also stars Soori, Regina Cassandra, Pranitha and Aishwarya Rajesh in important roles.

> SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster film Baahubali 2, which still has a strong stand in theatres, will apparently release in China very soon. Distributors are planning for a July release and the rest of the details on the allocated dates will be announced when the Chinese government gives permission.

> Actress Nandita Das’ second directorial »

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Nandita Das Speaks From Cannes

21 May 2017 10:36 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Nandita Das hasn’t been getting much sleep. Or enough time with her son 6-year old son Vihaan. Both, she says, will happen once she’s done with the shooting of her Sadat Haasan Manto bio-pic. Nawazuddin who was noticed in Nandita’s first and so far only other directorial undertaking Firaaq where he played a victim ofRead More

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- Subhash K. Jha

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Cannes: Hp Unveils First Feature 'Manto'

21 May 2017 10:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Hp is getting into the content business with Manto, a theatrical feature that marks the first time it has taken a producing role on a film. First-look footage from the film will be shown to prospective buyers today.

Manto is an biographical film, set in India during the 1940s, that tells the true story of famed writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The film is directed by Nandita Das and stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Manto.

Hp Studios is co-producing with Viacom 18 and Sameer Dixit of Movie Makers; plans are to release the film, which is seeking distributors in Cannes, both in Hindi »

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Nandita Das pays rich tribute to Sadat Haasan Manto on his Birthday

14 May 2017 9:55 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

May 11 was Urdu litterateur Sadat Haasan Manto and his wife Safia’s birthday. Nandita Das who’s shooting Manto’s bio-pic woke up and felt like writing a letter to Manto! She read it out to the team and they celebrated his birthday with some goodies, including pedas and bhakarwadi as they are shooting in Pune! HereRead More

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Confirmed: Rishi Kapoor to have special appearance in Nawazuddin’s Siddiqui’s Manto

19 April 2017 10:04 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor will be seen making a special appearance in filmmaker Nandita Das’ upcoming biographical film titled Manto which is based on the life of controversial Indo- Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is playing the title role in the upcoming film. On Wednesday, the actor shared his experience on working withRead More

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Nandita Das finally Finds Her Nargis in Feryna Wazheir

16 April 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Theater actress Feryna will ​soon be seen playing young Nargis Dutt in the film Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Directed by Nandita Das. Shabana Azmi will be seen playing her mother Jadan Bhai.

​Feryna Wazheir who was last seen in blockbuster film Airlift has had her British short film A Secret Heart directed by Cary Sawhney selected for New York Indian film festival.

This film will be premiering in New York Indian Film festival on 2nd May under the category of Love, Romance of all Shades. A Secret Heart is a mystery romance set in East London. Feryna will be seen essaying the role of an enigmatic young British Jewish woman.

A young African-British guy meets the girl of his dreams, but as past and present collide her strange secret is uncovered. A Secret Heart is inspired by the great British classic ‘A Matter of Life & Death’ (aka Us title ‘A »

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Y-Films Makes A Li’l Film With A Big Heart

4 April 2017 11:12 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Y-Films, the team that loves pushing big boundaries, be it for the cause of gender equality (Man’s World), transgender equality (the Cannes’ Lion Grand Prix winner 6-Pack Band), feminism (Ladies Room), sex education (Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa), or, umm, weddings (Bang Baaja Baaraat), makes a li’l film that will pull your heartstrings.

What happens when kids read all the atrocious sexist rubbish that adults (mostly men) land up saying… from Trump to Indian politicians? Y-Films decided to actually put that to test with a bunch of really bright kids, who teach us all a thing or two about why it’s important that we don’t judge, label or discriminate by gender. They beautifully drive home the point Y-Films has always been hammering – Don’t Grow Up!

The short film also marks the directorial debut of Y-Films’ Nikhil Taneja and has been produced by Y-Films for India Today. »

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Javed Akhtar to defend Sadat Hasan Manto in reel life

9 March 2017 5:29 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

His works are considered legendary and now Sadat Hasan Manto’s writings will be revived by Nandita Das in her forthcoming biopic on the progressive author. And joining the cast of the film is yet another renowned poet-writer Javed Akhtar whose works are considered evergreen in Bollywood. Nandita Das recently expressed her happiness when Javed AkhtarRead More

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Shabana Azmi to sing for Nandita Das’ Manto

7 March 2017 4:24 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Nandita Das, who is excited to see the way her ambitious venture Manto shaping up, was more than happy to have Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the role of the poet. Yet another stalwart added to the casting list is Shabana Azmi who will be seen as musician-singer Jaddanbhai. Very few may be aware that Shabana’s characterRead More

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui to cut himself off from civilization to play Manto

19 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

To be intellectually emotionally and physically equipped to play the Urdu litterateur Sadat Haasan Manto, Nawazuddin is in a complete quest for creative quarantine. Explaining what he has in mind the meticulous actor says, “My director Nandita Das has done so much research on Manto I feel I know him well enough to get intoRead More

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Chandan Roy Sanyal roped in for Nandita Das’ Manto

10 February 2017 11:20 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Even though the Irrfan Khan- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Jazbaa met with an average response at the box-office, everyone did take notice of Chandan Roy Sanyal’s talent. After featuring in films like Kaminey, D-Day, Prague amongst others, Chandan Roy Sanyal will now be seen in a key role in Nandita Das’ Manto. Manto, which hasRead More

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Nandita Das prepares to direct Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saddat Hassan Manto

9 February 2017 8:23 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Nandita Das won’t be focusing on anything else during the next three months except on directing her bio-pic on Sadat Haasan Manto with Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Says the director excitedly, “We just did a test with Nawaz and Rasika Duggal for Manto and his wife Safia. While there is an uncanny resemblance, this is work inRead More

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First look of Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Manto will make you nostalgic about the poet

5 February 2017 9:45 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Earlier we had mentioned that Nawazuddin Siddiqui will turn Manto for Nandita Das’ ambitious biopic on the poet. Though biopics are the latest flavor of the season, the life of poets is a rarely explored genre and Nandita decided to go ahead with the story of this controversial Indo-Pakistani writer. Nawazuddin Siddiqui will soon kickRead More

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This Kannathil Muthamittal actress ends her 7 year old marriage!

2 January 2017 12:52 AM, PST | Behindwoods | See recent Behindwoods news »

During a recent interview, actress Nandita Das confirmed that she would be parting ways with her husband Subodh Maskara after seven years of marriage. Nandita and Subodh have a six-year-old son named Vihaan. This is what the Kannathil Muttamittal had to say during her interaction with the media:

“Yes, it is true. Subodh and I have decided to separate. Thankfully, it is very amicable. Our son is our foremost priority, and as parents of a delightful and sensitive child, we request that his and our privacy be respected. There’s nothing to hide and there’s nothing more to be said. »

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Shocking: Nandita Das splits with husband

1 January 2017 8:21 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It’s been a grievous year for celebrity marriages in the entertainment world. 2016 started with Farhan Akhtar ending his 15-year marriage. Now at year-end comes confirmation of yet another seemingly happy marriage coming to an end. After seven years of marriage, Nandita Das and Subodh Maskara have decided to separate. They have a 6-year old son, Vihaan. When Nandita was contacted to confirmRead More

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