Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Manto
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saadat Hasan Manto in the biopic MantoPR Handout

Netflix's highly anticipated show Sacred Games is already the talk of the town and audiences have been raving about Nawazuddin Siddiqui's nuanced portrayal of gangster Ganesh Gaitonde.

The Mumbai-set drama on India's dark underworld based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 novel has taken the digital space by storm with Nawaz's character being hailed as one of the best TV villains.

While the National Film Awards winner has never failed to deliver one fine performance after another, the trade and industry believe that he will outdo himself with his upcoming film Manto.

Nawazuddin's shocking transformation as writer Saadat Hasan Manto is already a subject of heated discussion, not surprising since the actor has always enjoyed getting under the skin of his characters.

"Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the finest actors of his generation and seamlessly transforms into the characters he plays on screen. Not only does he live the life of his characters, but also shockingly looks like them," Vajir Singh said.