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Das described the film as an "irony" on the "stay home, stay safe" guidance for millions of women in India and around the world.
In her book ‘Manto & I’, Nandita Das talks about making a film on the famous writer and Safia, his wife, who was often his first reader.
Das said that India has become a topic of discussion across the world with economic slowdown, growing unemployment, NRC and the CAA.
Nandita Das is part of India's Got Colour, a campaign to end skin colour bias in India through educational workshops, counselling and media.
It turns out Manto is still exposing hypocrites, long after his death.
Here’s what’s happening across the border: Online petition launched asking Imran Khan to lift ban on release of film ‘Manto’ in Pakistan; Pakistan-Afghanistan border to be completed by December 2019.
Das had earlier tweeted her disappointment on the ban of the movie, a biopic on Urdu short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto.
Speaking about the inspiration behind her directorial ventures Firaaq and Manto, Das said she 'wanted to respond to what was happening around us'.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Manto humanises India-Pakistan conflict, shows it's beyond guns and glory.