Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer ‘Manto’ makes it to Cannes Film Festival 2018

The biographical film on writer Saadat Hasan Manto is the only Indian film to have made it to the official selection at the festival this year.

Actor-filmmaker Nandita Das’ sophomore film Manto will be competing in the 71st Cannes Film Festival’s official “Un Certain Regard” section. The festival is being held this year from May 8-19. The biographical film on the celebrated Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role, is the only Indian film to have made it to the official selection at the festival this year.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui shared the news with the fans and tweeted, “And it is possible that Saadat Hasan dies, but MANTO remains alive”. Glad to inform that ‘MANTO’ is selected for competition at #Cannes2018 in #UnCertainRegard section. Congratulations @nanditadas and Team #Manto”