Rishi Kapoor to have special appearance in Nawazuddin’s Siddiqui starrer ‘Manto’ – The veteran actor of industry Rishi Kapoor will be seen in a special role in the actress-filmmaker Nandita Das’ upcoming biographical film named as “Manto”. It is said that the forthcoming venture is based on the life journey of the Indo-Pakistani writer called Saadat Hasan Manto.
The versatile actor of Hindi cinema, Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be playing a lead role of Saadat Hasan Manto in Nandita Das’ directorial flick. The actor took to twitter and thanks, legendary actor Rishi Kapoor for joining the cast of the movie. On Wednesday, Nawazuddin shared his experience on working with Rishi Kapoor and meanwhile conveyed his appreciation for sharing screen space with him.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui wrote, “It was indeed a pleasure sharing the big screen with Rishi Kapoor sir, and what an amazing energy you possess even now.”
The 64-year old actor thanked Nawaz and also expressed his great desire to work with him in future. He responded to Nawaz’s praise words and says that “Thank you so much, Nawaz. Did that bit for the director Nandita Das and Manto, the titular role played by you in the film. And we will surely have fun working together in the future,” he tweeted.
When filmmaker Nandita Das had been writing the story of the film last year, she was keen to cast later veteran actor Om Puri as a most crucial character in the movie. However, due to his untimely passing in January 2017, before she rolled with the flick. The role was then offered to Rishi Kapoor. But it is yet to be revealed what role he will be playing.
Manto also features Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Feryna Wazir in a special appearance, while Rasika Duggal and Tahir Raj Bhasin in key roles. The movie went on floors on 15th March 2017.