Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has transformed to celebrated Pakistani author Saadat Hasan Manto in Nandita Das’s six-minute long short film In Defence of Freedom.
The film features the firebrand writer lecturing a group of students and professors on free speech and freedom of expression.
As Manto, Nawazuddin extensively argued for his right to free speech and said that he is free to write on any subject as long as the subject is a part of the society and it exists.
The short film had its debut at India Today conclave on Saturday.
Nandita Das is in the process of making a biopic on Saadat Hasan Manto titled Manto with Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing the lead role.
Watch the short film here: