Indian Film “Manto” by Nandita Das’ will not be shot in Lahore


After Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees, its Nandita Das film Manto which is being effected by the India- Pakistan controversy. Nandita shared that she had to adjust the shoot plans of her film on the writer Manto, parts of which she had earlier planned to shoot in Lahore.

According to sources Nandita revealed, “We all know that Manto spent three-fourth of his life in India but had to leave Bombay, the city he loved, and spent only his last seven years in Lahore. So, to maintain authenticity, we did have plans to shoot in Lahore.”

She explained that things can get difficult while travelling to Pakistan, therefore she has decided to re-locate the Lahore shoots to Delhi.

She said “Considering the present situation between the two countries, we will need to shoot those portions somewhere in India. We are looking at several options. I have recently returned from a recce in Delhi.”