Manto: Has Rishi Kapoor replaced Om Puri in Nandita Das directorial?


“Thank you, Nawaz! http://t.co/DJA9mC4Tgj
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 19, 2017
Though nothing has been revealed about Rishi Kapoor’s role in the film but it is being speculated that Rishi might have replaced the late actor Om Puri who was supposed to play a small role in the film, but passed away earlier this year. And then the news about Rasika Dugal playing Nawazuddin’s wife, Safia Manto broke out. Check out the Twitter conversation here: 

It was indeed a pleasure sharing the screen with @chintskap Sir, what an amazing energy you possess even now. See pic
An overwhelmed Nawazuddin who wrapped up the shoot of his sequence with Rishi expressed his feelings on his social media account as he wrote, “It was indeed a pleasure sharing the screen with @chintskap Sir. Did that bit for Nandita Das and “Manto”-title role played by you. Regards!” Rishi wrote replying to Nawazuddin. — Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) April 19, 2017

Thank you Nawaz! Though it is not a full-fledged role but still the actor is happy to be a part of it. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor will be seen in a special role in the film. What an amazing energy you possess even now.” The 64-year-old actor took no time to reply to his co-actor. Earlier when Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first look from the movie in which he plays the titular role came out, people could not help praising the striking resemblance of the actor to the late writer. There might be some other prominent names supporting the film but nothing has been revealed as of now. We will have fun working together in the future. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd We will have fun working together in the future.Regards! Also read | Manto: Rasika Dugal to play Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Safia and her resemblance is spot on. 2017-04-19T16:03:53+00:00″>
Published:April 19, 2017 4:03 pm

Rishi Kapoor will be seen playing a special role in Nandita Das’ Manto. The film will be shot in Mumbai and the director is looking at finishing it in a short schedule. Did that bit for Nandita Das and “Manto”-title role played by you. This is probably not the first time that the star cast of the film has created a buzz among the movie buffs. The team of Nandita Das’ directorial Manto which is a story of controversial Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto has got a new addition.