Rasika Dugal on why Manto is more relevant today than ever

Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 09:49 IST | The Hitlist Team | Mumbai

At a time when artistes in India are fighting for freedom of expression, actor Rasika Dugal says her upcoming film, Manto, which traces the life of Urdu writer Sadat Hasan Manto, resonates with the current wave of dissent and emotions 

At a time when artistes in India are fighting for freedom of expression (referring to the protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, and the opposition films S Durga and Nude faced lately), actor Rasika Dugal says her upcoming film, Manto, which traces the life of Urdu writer Sadat Hasan Manto, resonates with the current wave of dissent and emotions.

Rasika Dugal
Rasika Dugal

"I think there is a threat to freedom of speech in every aspect, not just cinema. Therefore, Manto is more relevant today than ever. Death of freedom of speech is one thing I am worried about. I fear that it will affect cinema and other art forms," she says.

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