Shabana Azmi

Time to take Indian cinema to global audience: Shabana

Time to take Indian cinema to global audience: ShabanaSingapore, June 7 - The Indian film industry completes 100 years in 2013 and veteran actress Shabana Azmi says it's time to take it on to the global platform and tell them to "embrace us" the way we are.

"As we celebrate our 100 years and the world shrinks to become a global village, it is evident that we need to celebrate cultures within their own paradigms," said Shabana at the International Indian Film Academy


Javed-Rahman combination best, says Shabana Azmi

Javed-Rahman combination best, says Shabana AzmiMumbai, Feb 17 - Actress and social activist Shabana Azmi feels that when it comes to music, the combination of her lyricist husband Javed Akhtar and composer A. R. Rahman is unbeatable.

"I personally feel that today the combination of Javed and Rahman is the best. I am not saying that Rahman's work with anyone else like Gulzar or Prasoon Joshi is not good, but Javed and Rahman's combination is the best," the


Pankaj, Shabana team up again after 20 years

Pankaj, Shabana team up again after 20 yearsMumbai, Feb 6 - The casting of Vishal Bhardwaj's "Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola" (MKBKM) just got more interesting. The film already boasted of an interesting cast comprising Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma and now Shabana Azmi is on board.


My and Mira's happiness doubled with Padma Bhushan: Shabana

My and Mira's happiness doubled with Padma Bhushan: ShabanaMumbai, Jan 27 - Shabana Azmi and Mira Nair are working together on "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", and the veteran actress says her happiness has doubled as both of them have been named to receive the coveted Padma Bhushan together.

The two, along with veteran actor Dharmendra, were named for India's third highest civilian honour this year, for their contribution to Indian cinema.


Awards galore for family, Shabana delighted

Awards galore for family, Shabana delightedMumbai, Jan 26 - Veteran actress Shabana Azmi is delighted to see her family on an award-winning spree. While she has been conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan, her step-children Zoya and Farhan Akhtar's "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" is sweeping award functions.

"Overwhelming response to my getting the Padma Bhushan. Thank you dear ones for all the warmth and affection. Javed got it four years ago," Shabana wrote on her Twitter page.


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