Manto’s daughters, Nuzhat and Nusrat attended the private screening Manto India, arranged by the makers of the film. Manto has three daughters, who live in Lahore. They have been extremely involved in the entire process of this film. The actor and the film’s director Das are making sure they get to see the “Bombay” that their father loved.
“It is so nice to finally get to meet the family. Nandita’s efforts have finally brought them here. It gives me great joy to show them around Bombay (now Mumbai) – the city that their parents loved,” Dugal said in a statement.
“We went to Prithvi theatre and all of us including Nawazuddin met for dinner later. So many stories were shared about Manto and Safia,” she added.
Bollywood celebrities including Rekha, Imtiaz Ali, Deepti Naval, Shabana Azmi and others also attended the screening of the film.
The film premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will release in Indian theatres on September 21.