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Nandita trying to get Manto's daughters to India for film premiere

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Acclaimed actress-filmmaker is trying to get late Urdu Hasan Manto's daughters, Nighat Patel, and Nusrat Jalal, to for the premiere of her ''

She has approached the to facilitate the visas so that they can attend the premiere of the film, which traces the life of the

"Throughout the journey, I have had the generous support of the family who have shared many stories and much material without which I would not have been able to show the man, the father, the husband that he was. So it would mean a lot to me to be able to share the big day with them," Nandita said in a statement.

"The special screenings are scheduled in and Mumbai, the two cities their father lived and has inspired some of his greatest worlds. I am just keeping my fingers crossed," she added.

According to a source, the film's premiere is scheduled for 17 in and 19 in

The follows the most tumultuous years in the lives of the and those of the countries, and Pakistan, which lived and chronicled.

Nuzhat says it is important for her to experience the

"Nandita worked very closely with the family in terms of the intricacies of 'Manto'. On a personal level, her frequent communication with me over email and phone as to how he was, his practices etc. She ensured the depiction of Manto would be as accurate as possible," Nuzhat said.

Nusrat added: "I wish Nandita's film every success and I hope it will make people on both sides of the divide think and absorb. There are lessons to be learnt from the brutality and ugliness of what happened in 1947."

The film, co-produced by Studios, Filmstoc and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, stars Rasika Dugal as Manto's wife and Tahir Raj Bhasin, and in key roles.



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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 23:52 IST