SHABANA AZMI

  • 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,"...
  • Shabana Azmi misses Farooque Sheikh on Eid July 29, 2014

    Mumbai: As everyone is celebrating Eid on Tuesday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi says she is missing her costar and friend Farooque Sheikh, who died last year. The two acted in movies like 'Anjuman' and 'Lorie'. "Missing Farooque. Every Eid we used to have a fierce competition ki sheer qorma kiske ghar ka...
  • Shabana Azmi defends Ananthamurthy, says Modi must control fringe mobs May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted Kannada literary personality and Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy has found a voice of support in veteran actress Shabana Azmi after he was targeted by the supporters of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi. The actress said that the PMelect must control the fringe groups who threaten and abuse. Defending...
  • Violence against women should not be tolerated: Shabana Azmi April 26, 2014

    Tampa Bay: Noted actress Shabana Azmi feels violence against women should not be tolerated. The 63yearold actress, who is associated with her NGO Mijwan that supports the girl child, participated in a session titled 'Girl Rising Project' at the ongoing International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) here. "I feel sad...
  • Had made prior commitment to IIFA, say Bollywood actors on missing voting April 25, 2014

    Tampa Bay: Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Javed Akhtar, present on the second day of the ongoing IIFA awards and skipping voting - scheduled on the same date in Mumbai - regretted not exercising their franchise but said they had committed to the show six months back...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif invited to a cultural event in Lahore March 30, 2014

    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 Lahore Arts...