Cannes is spe­cial ev­ery time: Nawaz

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sneha Ma­hade­van

The Cannes Film Fes­ti­val has been good to Nawazud­din Sid­diqui. The first time he went was in 2014, with the Gangs of Wassey­pur team. Last year, his film Ra­man Raghav got huge ap­plause there. This year, he goes again with the biopic Manto, on the life of Saa­dat Has­san Manto, the film be­ing di­rected by ac­tor­film­maker Nan­dita Das.

Nawaz, who is in Croa­tia to shoot for his in­ter­na­tional TV se­ries, says that he’ll join the Manto team at Cannes. He tells us, “I left for Croa­tia on the 13th to shoot for the BBC se­ries, based on the Mc­Mafia thriller se­ries. I’m shoot­ing for the sec­ond sched­ule now. I leave for Cannes on 18th. And around 20th, the promo of Manto will be screened.”

About his feel­ings for the fes­ti­val, he says, “I’m ex­cited about go­ing to Cannes — it’s a spe­cial mo­ment for me. It’s a great fes­ti­val and some of the best movies are screened there ev­ery year.”

Nawaz adds that he loves the at­mos­phere at the fes­ti­val. “It’s spe­cial ev­ery time. Ev­ery ac­tor, big or small, is re­spected there. It’s an ex­pe­ri­ence that ev­ery ac­tor needs to be a part of, at least once in their life,” he says.

I tell Nan­dita [Das that she is ‘Lady Manto’, be­cause if it weren’t for me, she would’ve eas­ily played this part NAWAZUD­DIN SID­DIQUI, AC­TOR

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