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Nandita Das thankful to Fawad Ch. for looking into Manto’s release in Pakistan

An online petition has also been initiated demanding PM Imran Khan to lift the ban on Manto's screening.

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Actor and filmmaker Nandita Das is thankful to the federal minister Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry for taking notice of her film Manto for not being release in Pakistan.

Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter on Saturday to extend his help, saying he was trying to convince film importers to present a “less commercial film” like Manto.

It was earlier when Nandita Das showed her disappointment over Manto not being released in Pakistan She wrote about her concerns on film ban and censorship in an article for website and later shared it in a tweet.

In a tweet earlier, she has shared her statement, which said, “Disappointed that ‘Manto’ will not be seen in theatres in Pakistan. I was keen as he belongs to both countries equally”.

This led to an online petition floated by several people who wanted to help lift ban on the Manto release in Pakistan.

An online petition has been initiated to demand that Prime Minister Imran Khan lift a ban on its screening.

Nandita Das has also shared her gratitude for the people who have come forward in support of the film release in Pakistan.

“Overwhelmed by the efforts of the concerned citizens of Pakistan to lift the ban on Manto. Pakistanis defending a film from India shows that we are united in our pursuit of peace, justice and…”, shared Nandita Das in a tweet.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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