'Manto’ to be released by Geo Films

Geo Network hopes to release 'Manto' by September

Sarmad Khoosat’s debut film ‘Manto’ is set to be released by Geo Network and not ARY Films as was earlier expected.

Geo will also air a full length drama serial, titled 'Main Manto,' which was produced alongside the film.

A special get-together will also be arranged to make the announcement about the biopic's release - rumor has it that it will be this September.

Based on the true life of legendary poet Sadaat Hassan Manto, the series stars the bigwigs of Pakistani media fraternity including Sania Saeed, Mahira Khan, Saba Qamar, Hina Bayat, Nimra Bucha and the mind behind the project himself, Sarmad Khoosat.

The multifaceted Khoosat will essay the title role in the film while the talented Saba Qamar will be seen playing Noor Jehan. Raees actress Mahira Khan will make a cameo appearance in the movie.

Reportedly, the film and drama will also features some of the Manto’s controversial short stories.

Written by award winning playwright Shahid Mahmood Nadeem, the film has some of the finest singers of our music industry, including Meesha Shafi, Zeb Bangash, Javed Bashir, and Ali Sethi.