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‘Mantostaan’ celebrates Manto’s famous stories


Mumbai : Director Rahat Kazmi will bring to celluloid celebrated Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s some of the most controversial stories in his upcoming film “Mantostaan”.

Kazmi, who made his directorial debut with 2009 comedy “Dekh Bhai Dekh”, starring Gracy Singh, and “Identity Card”, has adopted Manto’s “Khol Do”, “Thanda Gosht”, “Aakhri Salute” and “Assignment”.

“When Manto had written those stories, there was a huge controversy, but now people who write literature appreciate it. Pakistan said he was Indian and India said he was a Pakistani. He was in fact a world in his own and hence I titled the film ‘Mantostaan’,” Rahat said.

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