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Hardly any films that celebrate Female Bonding, says Filmmaker Aparna Sen

Filmmaker Aparna Sen's forthcoming directorial venture "Sonata" stars powerhouse performers Shabana Azmi and Lillete Dubey and celebrates female bonding

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Kolkata, March 19, 2017: Filmmaker Aparna Sen, whose forthcoming directorial venture “Sonata” starring powerhouse performers Shabana Azmi and Lillete Dubey celebrates female bonding, says there are hardly any films on the topic.

“Basically, it is about female bonding. We see many films on male bonding, but hardly on female bonding. It really is a celebration of friendship. She (Lillete) is totally laidback. Both are team persons. It becomes important,” Sen said at the trailer launch of the independent movie.

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“Sonata” is adapted from the eponymous play by playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar. The film is slated for a mid-April release.

“Sonata” is the psychological exploration of three unmarried women facing a mid-life crisis. Aparna also stars in the film.

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The 103-minute English drama revolves around three friends — Aruna Chaturvedi, a professor essayed by Aparna, Dolon Sen, a banker portrayed by Shabana, and Subhadra Parekh, a journalist played by Lillete.

Does it have any feminist elements?

“It’s very much there. It’s not underlined but it’s there… People have to know how to see it,” she said.

The “Mr. and Mrs. Iyer” maker revealed she had to coach Shabana (who plays a Bengali character) in pronouncing Bengali words.

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“I had to teach Shabana how to say Bangla words and Shabana had to brief me on how to say certain words,” Aparna added. (IANS)

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Shabana Azmi Slams Makers of Modi’s Biopic

Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi essays Modi in the biopic, which is scheduled to release on April 5

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Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi.

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi feels makers of “PM Narendra Modi” biopic intentionally added her husband and veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar’s name to the film’s credits list.

“It is quite clear this was done with deliberate intentions to mislead public into believing that Javed Akhtar has written the songs for ‘PM Narendra Modi’ when the song ‘Ishwar allah tere jahan mein’ is from Deepa Mehta’s film ‘1947 Earth’,” she tweeted.

Earlier this week, Akhtar also took to Twitter to express shock to see his name in the credits of the film’s trailer. His name was mentioned among several other artistes in the lyrics category.

Akhtar said he had not written any songs for the film.

Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi were also felicitated at the event. Wikimedia

Soon after Akhtar’s tweet went viral and created a buzz, Sandeep Ssingh, one of the producers of the film, cleared the air about giving credits to the lyricists.

“T-Series being the official music partner of our film…we have taken the song ‘Ishwar Allah’ from the film ‘1947: Earth’ and the song ‘Suno gaur se duniya walon’ from the film ‘Dus’, thus we have given the due credits to respective lyricists Javed Sahab and Sameerji,” Ssingh, also the creative director and story writer of the film, said in a statement.

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Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi essays Modi in the biopic, which is scheduled to release on April 5. (IANS)