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Marriage in Islam is Not Made in Heaven, it is a Contract: Says Veteran actress-activist Shabana Azmi

Last week, she welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling on triple talaq saying the judgment is a victory for brave Muslim women in the country

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August 29, 2017: Veteran actress-activist Shabana Azmi believes marriage is not made in heaven in Islam and that it’s a contract.

Sharing an article on “Madrassas in Uttar Pradesh to teach ‘correct ways of divorce'”, Shabana tweeted on Tuesday: “Marriage is not made in heaven in Islam. It’s a contract. We need a model ‘nikahnama’ in which clauses of the contract are drawn up fairly.”

Shabana, who is married to veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, has always been vocal about a lot of issues.

Last week, she welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on triple talaq saying the judgment is a victory for brave Muslim women in the country.

She also runs the NGO Mijwan Welfare Society. The foundation was started by her father Kaifi Azmi.

The NGO was launched with the goal of creating employment opportunities for women, and reviving the art of chikankari embroidery. (IANS)


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New Film-Making Process is The Best Thing Happened to Indian Cinema: Shabana Azmi

Shabana had a candid conversation on 92.7 BIG FM where she spoke about acting workshops, importance of scripts and a host of other engaging topics, read a statement.

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Filmmaking process has developed, says Veteran Actress Shabana Azmi. Wikimedia

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says the filmmaking process has developed in the country which she considers to be the best thing that has happened to Indian cinema.

Shabana had a candid conversation on 92.7 BIG FM where she spoke about acting workshops, importance of scripts and a host of other engaging topics, read a statement.

“What is good about today’s movies is that there are acting workshops organised with an intent to bring a familiarity between the actors and characters which is essential for any film,” Shabana said.

“This also helps the actors in understanding the director’s vision in a proper way. Today, actors have well-researched scripts in their hand which wasn’t the case with us earlier.

“I always used to feel strange about it, especially working with child actors. The filmmaking process has developed which I feel is the best thing that has happened to the Indian cinema,” added the actress, who has shared screen space with former child actors like Jugal Hansraj, Urmila Matondkar and Shweta Prasad.

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On the changes that Bollywood has gone through over the years, she said: “When I listen to today’s music, especially when it comes to their lyrics, I find it absurd. The quality has gone down, unfortunately.”(IANS)

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