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  • Shabana Azmi, Rama Bhanot, Neerja Bhanot, Neerja

    Shabana Azmi shares photograph with Rama Bhanot

    Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has shared a photograph of herself with late Rama Bhanot, the mother of Neerja Bhanot.  Neerja was a flight purser and lost her life trying to save passengers on Pan Am Flight 73, which was hijacked by terrorists during a stopover in Karachi, Pakistan, in September 1986.  Shabana said she was honoured to play Neerja's mother Rama in the film, Neerja, which was directed by Ram Madhvani. "With the late Rama Bhanot whom I had the honour of playing

    Entertainment | July 23, 2017
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    I am against all mob lynching, says Shabana Azmi

    Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Monday said she has always raised her voice against hate crime and her outrage over mob lynching is not selective. The 66-year-old actress took to Twitter to clarify her stance after she took part in the 'Not In My Name' protest, an anti-lynching movement on June 28. "... I'm versus (against) all fundamentalism. In Not In My Name campaign I said it's about all mob lynching including the DSP in Kashmir, the love

    Bollywood | July 4, 2017
  • I'm versus all fundamentalism: Shabana Azmi

    Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who has often raised her voice against various issues, on Monday clarified her stance in backing the 'Not in My Name' protests, stating that she will continue standing up against all fundamentalism. Shabana talked about it when a fan on Twitter said that she has "so many times spoken against Triple Talaq, talked about Kashmiri Pandit exodus here only". Shabana replied: "Doesn't suit them. I'm vs all fundamentalism. In NIMN (Not in My Name) campaign, I said it's

    Bollywood | July 3, 2017
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    Triple talaq is inhumane, should be abolished: Shabana Azmi

    Actor-activist Shabana Azmi on Sunday said that triple talaq is inhumane and violates the basic rights of every Muslim woman. She said it is the duty of the government to protect the rights of Muslim women and there should be no two opinions on the issue of abolishing triple talaq system. "Triple talaq is inhumane and violates the basic rights of every Muslim woman," she told reporters here. "This triple talaq system is totally inhumane and deprives the Muslim women of

    India | May 21, 2017
  • Shabana Azmi starrer 'The Black Prince' awarded at film fest in Houston

    Hollywood film The Black Prince, featuring singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj and veteran actress Shabana Azmi, was awarded the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. The event's Gold Remi was also awarded to the film's Natalie O'Connor for achievement in Art Direction, said a statement.  The film is a historic biopic on the poignant life story of the last king of Punjab - Maharajah Duleep Singh and is set for international release on July 21. Sartaaj, who marks

    Bollywood | May 3, 2017
  • Shabana Azmi bats for children's vaccination

    Padma Shri awardee actress Shabana Azmi wants all children in the country to be fully vaccinated. With the last week of April being celebrated as the World Immunisation Week, Shabana took to her social media account to spread awareness about vaccination and wants children to be immune as they "deserve to survive and thrive". "Close to 89 lakh Indian children are not fully vaccinated. Let's fully immunize every child in India.Vaccines work. Increasing immunization access, community awareness is key to fighting vaccine-preventable

    Bollywood | April 25, 2017
  • Shabana Azmi, Sonam Kapoor, 64th National Film Awards,

    National Award for Sonam validation of her talent: Shabana Azmi

    Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has praised Sonam Kapoor as she got a special mention at the 64th National Film Awards for her portrayal of slain air hostess, Neerja Bhanot, in Neerja. The 66-year-old actress, who essayed the role of Bhanot's mother in the movie, said she is glad to see the Raanjhanaa star's growth as an artiste and that the prestigious honour will motivate her to do better work. "Sonam is like my own bachcha. To see her growth

    Entertainment | April 13, 2017
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    Shabana Azmi takes the metro in Delhi

    Actress Shabana Azmi ditched her private car and travelled by the metro instead in order to avoid peak-hour traffic snarls here. “Travelling by Delhi Metro from airport to make it in time for an urgent appointment! Its SUPERB.. clean,” Azmi posted on Twitter alongside a photograph. The 66-year-old actress later shared an update that she successfully made it to an appointment on time and praised the metro services for helping her do that. “Hey guys! Appointment done. Would never have

    Entertainment | April 6, 2017
  • Marriage not a disqualification in Bollywood, says Shabana Azmi

    She has been married for over three decades to veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and has essayed powerful roles in Bollywood in her 44-year journey. Acclaimed performer and social activist Shabana Azmi doesn't see marriage as a "disqualification" for female actors in the Hindi film industry. "I think it is a very old way of thinking that marriage is detrimental to the careers of female actors. This is no longer the case... To say that marriage is a disqualification

    Entertainment | April 2, 2017
  • Shabana Azmi, Sonata, Padma Shri, Interview

    Films very important medium of communication: Shabana Azmi

    Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi says change should be reflected through mainstream cinema as films are a vital medium of communication. "Films are a very important medium of communication and I do think if change is to happen in society, then it must be reflected in mainstream cinema because if you are only going to talk about different characters within the parallel cinema or independent cinema, then you are preaching to the already converted," Shabana told over phone from

    Interviews | March 30, 2017