Nawazuddin thanks government for honouring the man on whom 'Manjhi' is based

New Delhi: Calling union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's announcement to release a stamp on Bihar's mountain man Dashrath Manjhi "a great gesture", Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who played Manjhi in the recently-released film "Manjhi - The Mountain
nawazuddin thanks govt for honouring the man on...
IANS 28 Aug 2015, 7:45:38 AM IST

New Delhi: Calling union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's announcement to release a stamp on Bihar's mountain man Dashrath Manjhi "a great gesture", Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who played Manjhi in the recently-released film "Manjhi - The Mountain Man", says he is thankful to the government.

The union minister announced earlier this week that a special edition stamp would be released soon to honour Manjhi along with former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

“I feel so honoured to have been a part of this movie. It's a great gesture from the government and I personally thank them to have bestowed such an honour on a man like Dashrath-ji who single handedly carved the future of his village in a small district in Bihar. I am lucky I got to play a part of this man who is a true hero,” Nawazuddin said in a statement.

Directed by Ketan Mehta, the biopic also stars Radhika Apte.
 

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