Rasika Duggal who is known for her impressive performance in
Qissa will be seen essaying the role of Safia Manto, the
wife of the famous novelist cum playwright in Nandita Das'
directorial Manto which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead
The film has already hit the shooting floors in Gujarat and
recently the makers released Rasika's first look from the movie. In
the newly released still, Rasika is seen wearing round spectacles
and simple Indian attire and bears a striking resemblence to
Talking about her role, Rasika was earlier quoted as saying, "I
got very excited when I first saw the look come together. Was
really happy with the outcome and all I could think was that I do
look like her in the get up. I feel this look has been achieved
through thorough research and that was always the intent to make
Safia's character as real as possible to her real life look."
We hear that to get into the skin of her character Rasika learnt
Urdu and even hired an Urdu diction teacher to understand the
meaning and metaphors in Manto's writings.
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