Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the title role in the film while Rishi Kapoor will be filmed in a special appearance. Nawazuddin recently on tweeter thanked the veteran actor for sharing the screen space with him and said, 'Rishi Kapoor Sir, what an amazing energy you possess even now'. The veteran actor had responded with praises for Nawaz saying he did the bit for Nandita Das and for
'Manto' . The title played by you . We will have fun working together in future. "
Rishi Kapoor is playing the role which was originally carved for Om Puri in mind which is a crucial character in the film. However as Om Puri passed away before the film rolled on, Rishi Kapoor was cast to play the powerful role.