SHABANA AZMI

  • Mijwan, a cause bigger than the ramp: Amitabh Bachchan April 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who walked the ramp with his daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda to lend support to actress-activist Shabana Azmi's NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS), says the cause has encouraged women in Mijwan, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, to increase their embroidery business. "...the cause is bigger than the ramp....
  • Photo of the day: Sonam Kapoor bonds with Sonakshi Sinha during Shabana Azmi's 'Mijwan' April 5, 2015

    Who says actresses can't be friends? Sonakshi Sinha and Sonam Kapoor were spotted sharing rare camaraderie during during Shabana Azmi's 'Mijwan'. ...
  • Bollywood stars steal the show on last day of Lakme Fashion Week March 23, 2015

    As curtain came down on the Lakme Fashion Week, Bollywood stars stole the show on the last day. Kareena Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Saif Ali Khan, Jaqueline Fernandez walked the ramp. ...
  • LFW, Day 4: Shabana Azmi catwalks to Javed Akhtar's couplets March 22, 2015

    Mumbai: The ever-so-graceful Shabana Azmi glided down the ramp to an audio of her husband Javed Akhtar reciting couplets from a poem at the Lakme Fashion Week summer-resort 2015 here on Sunday The veteran actress took to the ramp looking elegant in a glittering red sari with a turquoise blue blouse...
  • Working with Shabana Azmi like crossing a milestone: Sanjay Gupta March 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta is elated over teaming up with Shabana Azmi for his film 'Jazbaa'. He says working with the veteran actress and social activist takes his career to a new high. The filmmaker took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share his thoughts before starting the shoot with the actress...
  • Shabana Azmi: Do not treat women as Goddesses, treat us as equals March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: On the occasion of International Women's Day on Sunday, veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi says rather than treating women like goddesses, the society should treat them as equals. "Do not treat us as Goddesses -- treat us as equals... We celebrate those women of courage who paved the way for...
  • Shabana Azmi says 'Qissa' is 'masterful and restrained'; praises Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra February 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi heaped praise on Punjabi feature film "Qissa", which narrates the life of a Sikh family post-partition. She said the film depicted the turmoil after the partition in a true yet restrained form. "Anup Singhs direction is masterful n restrained. He shows how suggested violence is...
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starts shooting for 'Jazbaa'; director Sanjay Gupta shares photo on Twitter February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has started shooting her comeback film 'Jazbaa', an action-thriller directed by Sanjay Gupta.The 'Guzaarish' star, who is returning to the silver screen after a gap of five years, will share the screen space with Irrfan, Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher.Gupta took to Twitter to share the...
  • Look Of The Day: Shabana Azmi wears a funky hair piece; poses with daughter-in-law Adhuna Akhtar February 1, 2015

    Look who's all glam-ed up! Veteran actress Shabana Azmi tweeted out a photo of herself posing with Farhan Akhtar's wife Adhuna today. ...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Shabana Azmi and Salima Hashmi remember their famous fathers Kaizi Azmi and Faiz Ahmed Faiz January 23, 2015

    Jaipur: It was a special session indeed when daughters of two very renowned poets of the sub continent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Kaifi Azmi came together to discuss their illustrious fathers and their poetry in front of select audience at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. Hindi films actress and activist Shabana...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad release coffee-table book on Indian theatre; discuss the legacy of the art form January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Coffee table book 'Curtain Call: Celebrating Indian Theatre' encapsulating ten years of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) was released at Jaipur Literature Festival today. The commemorative book on Indian Theatre, with contributions from eminent theatre personalities was released by Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad and other dignitaries. At the...
  • Aishwarya Rai joins Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Irrfan Khan for a script reading session of Sanjay Gupta's 'Jazbaa' January 14, 2015

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is back in the spot light with her forthcoming release, Sanjay Gupta's 'Jazbaa'. And on Tuesday afternoon, Bachchan Bahu joined the rest of the cast of 'Jazbaa' including Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Irrfan Khan for a script reading session at a suburban hotel in Mumbai. The...
  • Shabana Azmi: Have always called Shyam Benegal as my reluctant guru December 14, 2014

    Mumbai: On the 80th birthday of director Shyam Benegal on Sunday, veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi says the 'reluctant guru' has influenced her choices. She made her debut in 1974 with Benegal's 'Ankur' and thanked him for being a 'generous friend'. "Happy birthday to my guru mentor #Shyam Benegal. Thank you for...
  • Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar celebrate 30 years of togetherness December 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi and lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar on Tuesday clocked 30 years of marriage. The actress took to micro-blogging site Twitter to sum up her journey with her husband's quote. "It's our 30th wedding anniversary 2day (Tuesday). To quote Javed 'Shabana and I are such good friends that...
  • Shabana Azmi finds Sharmila Tagore 'most gorgeous' 70-year-old December 8, 2014

    Mumbai: On the birthday of Sharmila Tagore, veteran actress and activist Shabana Azmi described the 'Kashmir Ki Kali' star as 'most gorgeous'. Sharmila, who was often seen on the big screen with late actor Rajesh Khanna in movies like 'Aradhana', 'Amar Prem' and 'Daag: A Poem of Love', turned 70 on...
  • IFFI 2014: Singer Rekha Bhardwaj couldn't stop crying after watching Gulzar Sahab's 'Libaas', says it touched her soul November 23, 2014

    Panaji: 'Seeli hawa chhu gai - finally saw this song on screen in film Libaas by Gulzar Sahab:):) mystical mesmerising experience,' singer Rekha Bhardwaj's tweet minutes after the screening of 'Libaas' at IFFI 2014 sums up the opinion of all those who watched it. Singer Rekha admits that she loves...
  • Shabana Azmi shoots at Princess Diana's family estate November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Being an actor can take you places, literally! Veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi is busy shooting for a film in Althorp, where the late Princess Diana grew up. "Am shooting for 'The Black Prince' at Althorp Spencer family estate where Lady Diana grew up. She fascinates me," Shabana posted on...
  • Need some inspiration? Read Sudha Menon's 'Gifted' November 7, 2014

    Reading a Sudha Menon book is always a delight. All her books with their subjects carefully chosen and weaved with extreme intricacy radiate warmth. 'Gifted' is a book that brings in light on some of the most inspiring stories of people with disabilities that I have read in recent times....
  • 'Junoon' inspired me to be a filmmaker: Imtiaz Ali October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali Monday said Shyam Benegal's critically acclaimed film 'Junoon' inspired him to be a director. "'Junoon' has inspired me to be a filmmaker...It's a kind of a film which has helped me as a filmmaker. This is one of my favourite films and actors have done a great...
  • Fifty years ago, Javed Akhtar slept on the streets for days; had only talent and determination: Shabana Azmi October 4, 2014

    Mumbai: As noted lyricist, poet, screenwriter Javed Akhtar clocked 50 years in the film industry today, his wife veteran actress Shabana Azmi says she looks at his incredible journey with respect. Akhtar, 69, arrived in Mumbai in 1964. He struggled to get work in the film industry and finally got his...
  • Of all the things I do, acting is what I enjoy the most: Shabana Azmi September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Known for her realistic portrayal of characters on the screen, seasoned actress Shabana Azmi says and actor can enrich the character they play by drawing upon all the depth of their own experience. When asked who are the people who have most influenced your thought processes and your over all...
  • People were horrified when I celebrated my 50th birthday; 'Don't announce your age', I was advised, recalls Shabana Azmi September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who turned 64 on Thursday, would coincidentally spend the day rehearsing for her play "Happy Birthday Sunita". She adds that age is no bar for her as she has embraced life at all stages and advises everyone to do the same. Excerpts: Q. You have...
  • Shabana Azmi starts work on a short film on domestic violence August 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who often raises her voice on gender issues, Saturday began work on a short film on domestic violence. "First day of filming for #Nasheed Faruqis short film#OUTSIDE on domestic violence. Looking 4ward 2 b directed by a girl I've seen as a child,"...