Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das has finished filming her much awaited movie, 'Manto'.
The director took to Twitter to announce the news and also thanked the cast and crew of the movie, in which actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will portray the titular role of the legendary writer.
"#Mantofilm wrapped despite challenges fab cast and crew. All smiles after 41 long days. @Nawazuddin_S @RasikaDugal @Javedakhtarjadu @chintskap," Nandita wrote, alongside a photograph with the film's team.
The movie also features actress Rasika Dugal as Safiya, Manto's wife and an ensemble star cast of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Ranvir Shorey, Paresh Rawal and Swanand Kirkire.
Nandita's film primarily focuses on Manto's years in Mumbai, a city he loved and mourned being separated from.
The film is expected to release in 2018.