Shabana Azmi

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif invited to a cultural event in Lahore 30-03-2014 06:16 PM

    Karachi: Actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Katrina Kaif have been invited for the annual Literary and Cultural Conference to be held in Lahore, organisers said. According to a report in Dawn newspaper, Bachchan, 71, and Kaif are among the many foreign dignitaries, who may attend the event organised by the...
  • Happy Holi! Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit, Amitabh Bachchan wish fans on Twitter 17-03-2014 09:53 AM

    As the neighbourhood gets ready to splash the Holi colours, Bollywood celebrities take time out to wish their fans a happy Holi. While actor Hrithik Roshan says that best colours to apply today are that of "laughter and love", Dhanush reminisces about the Holi scenes from his debut Hindi film,...
  • Javed and I are moved by Alia Bhatt's performance in 'Highway': Shabana Azmi 27-02-2014 01:24 PM

    Mumbai: Immediately after seeing her performance in Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' Shabana Azmi rushed to the Bhatts' residence to congratulate the parents and their daughter Alia for the 20-year-old's extraordinary performance. The multiple National award winning actress, acknowledged by many cineastes as among India's finest, sees Alia as the true inheritor...
  • Highway: Alia Bhatt took me completely by surprise, says Shabana Azmi 27-02-2014 01:12 PM

    Mumbai: Immediately after seeing her performance in Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' Shabana Azmi rushed to the Bhatts' residence to congratulate the parents and their daughter Alia for the 20-year-old's extraordinary performance. The multiple National award winning actress, acknowledged by many cineastes as among India's finest, sees Alia as the true inheritor...
  • Shabana Azmi wants to work in a Pakistani film 10-02-2014 04:28 PM

    Karachi: Veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi says she would definitely think about working in a Pakistani film if a good script came her way. The 63-year-old actress is in the city to attend the ongoing Sindh Festival on a special invite from Bilawal Bhutto, the Chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples...
  • Naseer is entitled to his opinion on 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag': Farhan 22-01-2014 04:15 PM

    Mumbai: Farhan Akhtar, who played the lead role in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' has declined to get into the debate about Naseeruddin Shah's comment about the film being fake, saying that the veteran actor is entitled to his own opinion. "It is his opinion and he is entitled to his opinion....
  • Bollywood mourns the death of 'full of life' Sunanda Pushkar 18-01-2014 05:04 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Asha Bhosle, Sridevi and Shabana Azmi have expressed shock and grief at the 'sudden' and 'unfortunate' demise of Indian Minister of State for Human Resources Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. They remember her as an exuberant person with a zest for life. Sunanda, who was active...
  • Popularity no indication of a good film: Shyam Benegal 10-01-2014 07:17 AM

    Mumbai: Towering box office collections are not the right parameter to declare that a movie is good, says filmmaker Shyam Benegal, known for his masterpieces like 'Ankur' and 'Mandi'. "Popularity does not indicate that a film is good. It just shows that it is popular. It does not indicate anything...
  • Farhan was outstanding in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag': Shabana reacts to Naseer's 'fake' comment 08-01-2014 12:13 PM

    Mumbai: Reacting to Naseeruddin Shah's criticism of Farhan Akhtar's performance in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' (BMB) calling it 'fake', actress Shabana Azmi and Prasoon Joshi, writer of the film, said the veteran actor is entitled to his opinion but they feel that Farhan was outstanding in the biopic. Shabana, who is...
  • Shabana distraught over news of Farooq's death 28-12-2013 05:59 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Shabana Azmi, Farooque Sheikh's co-star for 21 years in the popular play 'Tumari Amrita' who had also worked with the actor in several films, is devastated with the news of his sudden death. One of Indian cinema's finest actors, Farooque was on a holiday with his wife and...
  • Can't believe Farooq is gone so suddenly: Shabana Azmi 28-12-2013 03:54 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Shabana Azmi, Farooque Sheikh's co-star for 21 years in the popular play 'Tumari Amrita' who had also worked with the actor in several films, is devastated with the news of his sudden death. One of Indian cinema's finest actors, Farooque was on a holiday with his wife and...
  • Amitabh Bachchan was called unconventional: Naseeruddin Shah 23-12-2013 01:27 PM

    Mumbai: Naseeruddin Shah is undoubtedly one of the best performers on the Indian screen. Despite his atypical looks, he managed to make a mark for himself in both parallel and commercial films, but gives credit to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for paving the way for unconventional looking heroes in the...
  • Agenda For Change: The justice dialogue 16-12-2013 04:00 PM

    It's been a year since the horrific gangrape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student by six men inside a private bus on the roads of Delhi shook India. In this special show, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discuses the ground reality and demand for introspection with panel comprising Shabana Azmi, Kiran...
  • Shabana Azmi happy with the audiences' participation in IFFK 08-12-2013 02:09 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran film star Shabana Azmi said Saturday her family and the way she was brought up influenced her selection of movies across all genres. The five-time National Award winner was in the Kerala capital as the chief guest for the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala that got underway...
  • My upbringing influenced my choices: Shabana Azmi 08-12-2013 10:14 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran film star Shabana Azmi said Saturday her family and the way she was brought up influenced her selection of movies across all genres. The five-time National Award winner was in the Kerala capital as the chief guest for the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala that got underway...
  • 18th International Film Festival of Kerala begins today, 211 films to be screened 06-12-2013 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: Thiruvanthapuram city is alls et to receive the film lovers as the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will begin tomorrow, December 7. The fest will end on December 13. About 211 films will be screened at about 12 theatres over these days. In the competition category...
  • Shabana Azmi, Kamal Haasan likely to inaugurate CIFF 06-11-2013 11:52 PM

    Chennai: Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi and actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan are likely to inaugurate the 11th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) slated for Dec 12-19 in the Tamil Nadu capital, its organisers said Monday. The eight-day extravaganza will see the screening over 170 films from across 55 countries, with special focus...
  • Robert De Niro is charming: Shabana Azmi 06-11-2013 03:13 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Shabana Azmi met Hollywood actor Robert De Niro in the capital and she enjoyed spending time with the 'charming' star. The actress, currently seen in TV show '24', posted a photograph with De Niro and her writer-lyricist-husband Javed Akhtar on Twitter Tuesday. "Javed and I had lunch...
  • Shabana Azmi to head for Florence for a retrospective 27-10-2013 01:55 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Shabana Azmi is set to head for the prestigious River To River film festival in Florence, starting Nov 22, where best of her works, including Shyam Benegal's 'Ankur', Mahesh Bhatt's 'Arth', Vinay Shukla's 'Godmother' and Deepa Mehta's 'Fire', will be screened. That isn't all. Cristina Scaletti, Tuscany's regional...
  • Manna Dey's death: India's reaction on Twitter 25-10-2013 12:02 AM

    Singer Manna Dey, whose versatile voice charmed fans of Bollywood cinema for more than 60 years, died in Bangalore on Thursday, a hospital spokesman said. He was 94. Here are some reactions on Twitter: Amithab Bachchan, Actor Manna Dey, stalwart of the music world, passes away. Flooded with memories and...
  • Anil Kapoor talks about his TV debut '24' 05-10-2013 07:53 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, actor Anil Kapoor talked about how the show '24' was brought to India? The show series is a much hyped one because of its star cast which which comprises ace actors like Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi and Mandira Bedi. '24' airs on Colors TV, a...
  • 24 unknown facts about Anil Kapoor's '24' 01-10-2013 05:27 PM

    New Delhi: Will Anil Kapoor's Indian adaptation of popular series '24' be as powerful? Will Anil Kapoor's '24' trigger a new beginning for Indian TV shows? With several popular names from the Bollywood fraternity - Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Anita Raj - joining Anil for his debut TV show, the...
  • Javed and me give each other enough space: Shabana Azmi 24-09-2013 10:45 AM

    Mumbai: Industry veteran Shabana Azmi and her lyricist-husband Javed Akhtar don't get much time to spend together owing to their busy schedules but the actress is grateful for their relationship. "Javed saab writes all these romantic poems and people really come to me saying you are so lucky. And then...