Nandita Das has confirmed that the famous writer's daughters Nuzhat and Nusrat have been invited to India for the release of her film Manto.
Speaking to DNA India, Das said, "We are keeping our fingers crossed that the family of this great literary icon who is legacy of the whole Indian subcontinent will find the passage smooth."
Ms Nuzhat's family has confirmed to Images that she and her sister Nusrat intend to travel to India but their visas are still pending.
Manto is set to release on September 21.
Correction: An earlier version of the story had included quotes from Nuzhat Manto given to DNA India, which the family has now revealed were fabricated. We apologise for the error.