Shabana Azmi Birthday: When Actress Said It’d Be Easier To Convince Steven Spielberg To Cast Her In The Film Than To Farhan And Zoya

Shabana Azmi Bollywood filmmaker once jokingly said that it will be easier to convice Hollywood director Steven Spielberg to cast her in the film than her children Farhan Akhtar, Zoya. The actress turned 71 today i.e., September 18


September 18, 2021


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Shabana Azmi turned a year older on September 18. The actress is one of the most versatile in B-Town and she is one of those rare actresses that can handle mainstream Hindi cinema and parallel cinema with equal ease. In a recent interview with a leading publication, the actress had opened up about the attributes of working with Farhan Akhtar and Zoya. Shabana Azmi. The actress continues to work to this day and remains relevant, all thanks to her skills and dedication towards her craft.

The veteran actress has worked with many young talents including her children, Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. Shabana has worked in two films with Farhan. Talking further about her interview with the leading daily, the actress jokingly mentioned how it will be easier for her to convince veteran Hollywood director Steven Spielberg to cast her in a movie than her own kids.

Shabana Azmi revealed how her kids are always curious to know what she is going to be cooking for them. And it always has to be kebabs and biryani every single time. The actress added how she had once served her kids’ Thai food and they screamed, and still keep complaining about it even after all these years.

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The actress went on to say things about her son Farhan Akhtar that are true in every sense, Shabana Azmi mentioned, ”He is fiercely independent and deeply caring. Also, he is talented, funny, at times witty and a super father. I respect his space and he respects mine, which is why we have a strong bond.”

Farhan and Zoya are their father Javed Akhtar’s children from his first marriage to scriptwriter c. However, Shabana Azmi revealed that her relationship with Farhan and Zoya wasn’t all well during their childhood but, now, they have bonded really well. Speaking from the audience point of view, we would love to see Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar for a film that would be made by Shabana Azmi.

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