Nandita Das’s upcoming project based on the controversial life of author and playwright Saadat Hassan Manto, essayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui has created quite a stir ever since its trailer dropped earlier this week.
While Nawazuddin blew everyone’s minds with his perfect portrayal of a rebel writer who never shies away from speaking the truth, Rishi Kapoor’s fleeting moment in the trailer also piqued everyone’s interest.
And now, the veteran actor has revealed a little more about his short role in the film.
Sharing a still from the trailer on Twitter, Kapoor wrote, “Played this incorrigible sleazy film producer in Manto along with the terrific Nawazuddin. Just a guest scene for dear Nandita Das. Don’t miss the pants being worn nearly at the chest(the fashion those days perhaps).”
Played this incorrigible sleazy “tharki”(flirt) film producer in “Manto”along with the terrific @Nawazuddin_S . Just a guest scene for dear @nanditadas Don’t miss the pants being worn nearly at the chest(the fashion those days-perhaps) pic.twitter.com/sbL66Xm3ty
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) August 15, 2018
A Twitter user replying to Rishi’s tweet shared a picture of a Bollywood audition from 1951 which looked pretty similar to the scene in the trailer.
— Social Media® (@TrendinglnIndia) August 15, 2018
Along with Nawazuddin and Rishi, Manto also starres Rasika Duggal, Paresh Rawal, Ila Arun and Rajshri Deshpande and Javed Akhtar.
The trailer of the film was released on the midnight of August 14 and 15 to mark the independence day of both the countries considering the Manto had gained fame before partition as well. The film is scheduled to release on Septemeber 21.