Rasika Dugal and Nawazuddin Siddique along with their director, Nandita Das took off to Cannes Rivera last night where their world premiere of their awaited biopic, Manto is set to take place. The film is officially to be screened as a part of the Uncertain Regard category at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this evening.

Rasika Dugal, Nandita Das, Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Team Manto
Rasika Dugal, Nandita Das, Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Team Manto

Here’s a look at one behind the scene shots of the leading pair from the film in their look as Sadat Hasan Manto and Safia Manto.

Rasika Dual and Nawazuddin Siddique as Manto and Safia
Rasika Dual and Nawazuddin Siddique as Manto and Safia

Rasika expressed joy about the Cannes premiere, she said, “I am excited that the world premiere of our film ‘Manto’ is going to be at the worlds biggest festival. The UnCertain Regard Jury is headed, this year, by Benitio Del Toro. It is a lovely feeling to know that my work will be watched by people whose work I have always looked up to.”

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