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Manto’s Daughters To Go Mumbai For Biopic Screening

Web Desk (September 14, 2018): As biopic of writer Saadat Hasan Manto by director Nandita Das is all set to release, daughters of iconic literati will also be attending the premier in Mumbai.

According to Indian media, Manto’s daughters will be crossing the Wagah border before flying to Mumbai along with their spouses, to attend the premier of their late father’s biopic.Nandita Das, director of the biopic, has revealed during a recent conversation with Indian magazine, ‘we are keeping our fingers crossed that the family of this great literary icon who is legacy of the whole Indian subcontinent will find the passage smooth’.

Nuzhat, daughter of literary icon, who is presently inhabited in Lahore mentioned that her elder sister Nighat will not be able to attend the premier.

Nuzhat further added, ‘we were all very young when he passed away as a broken-hearted man, but almost everyone who met and knew him have spoken of his love for Bombay where he began his literary journey’.Further voicing out her apprehensions about her visa-on-arrival for citizens above the age of 65, she added, that in the past we have traveled after a visa was given, so we are a bit worried.

Moreover, she applauded Nandita saying that she is such a humble and loving person. She has met us and even came and stayed with us. We are confident that she has put together a great film and are excited to see it.

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