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Rasika turns host for Manto's daughters in India
Rasika Dugal is currently gearing up for the release of her upcoming film, Manto. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role and written and directed by Nandita Das, the film delves into the life of one of the most well known and talked about short story writers from the subcontinent, Saadat Hasan Manto. His writings were an honest reflection of the society. He wrote about women, about sex workers and about the partition with great sensitivity and humanity. Rasika plays the role of Safia Manto, Manto’s wife who was his rock and stood by him through the most tumultuous times of his life.
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Rasika Dugal and Nawazuddin Siddiqui with Manto's friend, Saeed Saab
Rasika who has used no prosthetic for her role in the film has an uncanny resemblance to the author's wife and has been told the same by Manto's daughters as well, who all live in Lahore. They have been extremely involved in the entire process of this film. Recently, Rasika turned host for Nuzhat Arshad and Nusrat Jalal, two of Manto's daughters who flew down to Mumbai from Lahore on the Qissa actress' request and both Rasika and Nandita showed them around the city which their parents loved so dearly!
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Rasika Dugal with Nuzhat Arshad and Nusrat Jalal
Manto which is slated to release on 21st September 2018 has already garnered a lot of interest in festivals across the world. Rasika will also be seen in Hamid an upcoming film by Sa Re Ga Ma’s Yoodlee Films and in the much awaited Excel Entertainment series, Mirzapur, along with her upcoming show, Delhi Police, based on the Nirbhaya case.