Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is excited to showcase his film Manto in the market section of the Cannes Film Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday.

Source: b'Shooting scene | Image Source: Instagram/16by64'

The actor is playing a role of the legendary writer Saadat Hasan Manto in the Nandita Das-directed film.

The Manjhi: The Mountain Man actor is currently shooting in Croatia for an international series based on Mac Mafia.

"It's a great festival and some of the world's best movies are screened there every year. It's special every time. Every actor, big or small, is respected there. It's an experience that every actor needs to be a part of at least once in their lives," Nawazuddin said in a statement.

Source: b'First Look of Manto | Image Source: YouTube'

The 42-year-old star will leave for Cannes today, and the promo of the film will be screened on May 20.

The festival runs till May 28.

Nawaz is a regular at the festival as his previous films The Lunchbox, Gangs of Wasseypur, Miss Lovely, Liar's Dice and Raman Raghav 2.0 were screened in the sidebar section of Cannes.

(Feature Image Source: AFP)