Nandita Das’s biopic on famed writer Saadat Hasan Manto received a warm response in India. However, with our neighbours, the film isn’t quite sitting well. Now, following Pakistan’s ban on the movie, a man named Saeed Ahmed — who consulted the director through the course of production — has organised a silent protest in association with the Lahore Press Club today. Das took to social media to convey her gratitude and said, “I am overwhelmed by the spontaneous support it has garnered from so many around the world.” But it also made us ponder about the irony of the fact that 60 years ago, Manto’s works were prohibited in the country. Will they ever agree?