The film, which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title role, is Das' second directorial effort after Firaaq in 2008.
We are in Cannes!! #Manto is selected in the official section - Un Certain Regards. Exciting moment for the entire crew & cast, she tweeted.
Das' take on Manto focuses on the writer's life from 1946 to 1950.
Manto, best known for his stories on Partition, was born on May 11, 1912 and migrated to Pakistan after 1947 and died at the age of 55 on January 18, 1955.
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