Nawazuddin, the protagonist of the film is the face of New Wave Cinema in India, known for his nuanced performances. Many of his films have been selected in International film festivals, including Cannes. Nawaz has starred in films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Lunchbox, Miss Lovely and Firaaq. He has struck a fine balance between mainstream and independent cinema.
Rasika is a critically acclaimed actor, who graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India. She is best known for her work in Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost and Kshay. Her performances have been appreciated by audiences and critics, alike.
Tahir completed his master’s degree in Media at the University of Melbourne. His debut was an award-winning performance as the antagonist in the film Mardaani. Forbes India magazine listed him in their “30 under 30” in 2017.
Apart from the lead actors, Manto is fortunate to have an ensemble cast of many eminent and talented actors who have done cameo roles in admiration to the writer and to support the film.