Manto First Poster: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Tough Choice – ‘Freedom Or Freedom Of Speech’



Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Manto’s poster (Courtesy:


  • “What would you choose? Your freedom or freedom of speech,” wrote Nandita
  • Rasika Duggal stars as Nawazuddin’s wide in Manto
  • The biopic also features a special appearance by Rishi Kapoor
Actress-turned-filmmaker Nandita Das, who presented her upcoming film Manto at the 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival, has now unveiled the first poster of the film. Manto stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as renowned writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The fact that Nawazuddin bears a striking resemblance to Saadat Hasan Manto, was revealed with the release of the first look of Manto, and this poster reiterates it. Nandita Das shared the poster on her Facebook page and wrote, “If you cannot bear these stories, it is because we live in unbearable times – Saadat Hasan Manto. WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE? YOUR FREEDOM or FREEDOM OF SPEECH?” Actress Rasika Duggal plays Safia Manto,