"Throughout the journey, I have had the generous support of the Manto 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 Delhi 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.
Nuzhat says it is important for her to experience the film.
"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."
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