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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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Veteran Actress Shabana Azmi Talks About Importance of Educational and Financial Freedom For Women

At 'Asmita-Woman', Shabana was the chief guest along with dance exponent Shovana Narayan

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Education, financial freedom important for women: Shabana Azmi. Flickr

Veteran actress-activist Shabana Azmi, who runs NGO Mijwan Welfare Society, says women must be educated and have financial freedom.

“Education and financial freedom are very important for women. It is necessary that parents and the life partner should respect a woman and take participation with her in every work. For women empowerment, it is also important that women come out from home and feel this world,” Shabana Azmi said at ‘Asmita-Woman’ here on Sunday.

It was a programme hosted by the Foundation for Management Research and Training (FMRT) to recognise the power of women and also to bring together some women who have made the change happen in society just by thinking different and being independent.

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Shabana Azmi. Flickr

Mijwan is Shabana’s native village, and the NGO aims at promoting employment, self-reliance and sustainable development.

“It is one of the examples of women empowerment. This village was famous for child marriage. I initiated (my NGO) and now this practice has been stopped there,” the actress said.

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At ‘Asmita-Woman’, Shabana was the chief guest along with dance exponent Shovana Narayan.

Narayan said the mantra to empowerment lies in being honest towards your thoughts and actions. (IANS)