Wednesday January 23, 2019

Veteran Actress Shabana Azmi Wants To Get Rid of Dependene on Mobile Phones

She reveals her husband Javed Akhtar is far more dependent on the mobile phone than she

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Shabana Azmi on importance of film production training

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who will turn a year older on September 18, says that she wants to get rid of her dependence on the mobile phone.

She is currently in Karjat shooting for “The Moghuls”, a web series for Hotstar produced by Nikkhil Advani.

The Internet is a fascinating web for Shabana Azmi.

“This is the first web series (for Hotstar) that I am doing. The reach of the medium is tremendous. ‘The Moghuls’ is an adaptation of Alex Rutherford’s historical book. It deals with Moghul history all the way from Babur to Aurangzeb,” said Shabana.

What fascinated Shabana Azmi was the space and attention given to the women figures from Moghul history.

 

Shabana Azmi
The Internet is a fascinating web for Shabana Azmi. Flickr

She feels women have been treated with scant attention by Moghul historians.

“I mean, everyone knows Mumtaz Mahal because Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for her. But what was she really like? I play Babur’s grandmother Esan Daulat. Not much is known about her. But she was the power behind the throne. When Babur was 12, she made sure he was crowned emperor.”

Shabana enjoys the freedom offered by the web. “One can tell a story as elaborately as one wants. Though Esan Daulat is little-known outside the domain of history books my character is done at length. I am shooting for 40 days for ‘The Moghuls’.”

So Shabana would be celebrating her birthday on the sets of “The Moghuls”. Any birthday thoughts?

“Yes, to get rid of my dependence on the mobile phone. My phone has just crashed. And I feel no anxiety about losing my numbers. On the contrary, it is extremely liberating to not have to depend constantly on the phone.

Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi.

“So yes, this birthday I’d like to return to basic face-to-face conversations with people whom I care for.”

She reveals her husband Javed Akhtar is far more dependent on the mobile phone than she.

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“He says my mobile phone is the most immobile phone in the world because I never take it with me. He watches a lot of shows on his phone.” (IANS)

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Training in Film Production a Must, Says Shabana Azmi

The actress spoke on the importance of film production while interacting with the media when she hosted a painting competition to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of renowned poet and her father Kaifi Azmi on Saturday.

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Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi on importance of film production training

Veteran actress-activist Shabana Azmi feels that Indian film institutes must teach film production to their students.

Asked if Indian film institutes don’t put emphasis on film production as compared to acting and direction, she said: “It is absolutely right thing. I always say this thing because out of our country, there are lots of institutions where production is taught.

Shabana Azmi
Shabana on need of institutions training students in film production

“In India, for production, you just need to have money and it doesn’t require any kind of experience. I feel film institute’s should understand this thing that production also needs training.”

The actress spoke on the importance of film production while interacting with the media when she hosted a painting competition to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of renowned poet and her father Kaifi Azmi on Saturday here.

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She added that government subsidised film institutions must include training of film production in their courses.

“I think government subsidised institutions like Film Television Institute of India (FTII) or Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute must incorporate production training in their course.” (Bollywood Country)