Nawazuddin Siddiqui took only Rs 1 for film Manto
This film was so much special to him that he took only 1 Rs as the charge for doing the lead role in the film. Not only him this film also have so many big stars as the cast like Rishi Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, and Gurdas Mann and they didn’t even charge a penny for there roles. This report was published in the India Times where the director of this film Nandita Das said that life is not all about money, there are lot more things in life and sometimes people should do something great not just thinking about money and they will get the return in terms of experience.
But the question is what’s so great about this film that everyone is doing this kind of things?
This film is based on the writer Saadat Hasan Manto who was a writer who picked his pen with a mission of changing the typical mindset of society and show them what is right and what is wrong. He started his career as an author after the division of India and Pakistan in the year 1947. He wrote so many dramas, nonfiction stories, and novels. He usually wrote his stories on the social incidents like India division and Jallianwala Bagh massacre. His writings were not accepted by the normal people and he was tried for obscenity six times. He said in the court that if people can not tolerate his writings that means they can’t tolerate the society. It is because he always used his writings as the mirror of society.
You can read more about himself here