A renowned Indian filmmaker Nandita Das in her Tweet thanked Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry for his efforts to get Manto released in Pakistan, saying his writings portrayed the life of people in the subcontinent before and after the partition.
He belonged to both countries, she said.
Taking notice of the disappointment of the director, Federal Minister in a tweet on Saturday said that he is trying to pursue importers to bring the film to Pakistan.
Actors who playedin the movie are Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rishi Kapoor, Rasika Dugal, Divya Dutta and Tahimr Raj Bhasin.
The movie was released in India on Sept. 21, 2018.