Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A tribute to Saadat Manto

He was reputed as one of the best short story tellers of the 20th century, chronicling the events during and after the partition of India in 1947. But Saadat Hassan Manto was also the most controversial writer of that time and was tried six times for obscenity for his Urdu works.

And so now, producer Sunil Bohra and Vipin Sharma, who played Darsheel's father in Taare Zameen Par, are all geared up to pay tribute to Manto. Reportedly, the two are working on a play based on Manto's story Toba Tek Singh.

A source informed that the play, which will be held in a five-star hotel in Mumbai in November, will have Sharma acting and directing the play.

"Sanjay Chouhan is writing the play for Sunil Bohra. The play will be based on Saadat Hasan Manto's story Toba Tek Singh, a powerful satire based on the relationship between India and Pakistan.

Full report here Times of India 

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