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Nation can only develop when there is gender equality: Shabana Azmi

Veteran actor-activist Shabana Azmi on Monday said that equal opportunities should be given to both men and women for the nation to progress. 

Jun 10, 2019, 21:03 PM IST

Acting guru Roshan Taneja dead at 87

Roshan Taneja, who trained scores of Hindi film actors including the likes of Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha, has died, said a family member. He was 87.

May 11, 2019, 11:30 AM IST

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani campaigns for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar

Mevani's canvassing for Kumar, who is pitted against firebrand BJP leader Giriraj Singh is being seen as an attempt to garner Dalit support in favour of the upper caste CPI candidate in a caste-riven state like Bihar. 

Mar 29, 2019, 18:21 PM IST

Theatre is a great leveller, says Shabana Azmi

Shabana's parents are Kaifi Azmi, an Indian poet and Shaukat Azmi, a veteran Indian People's Theatre Association stage actress.

Mar 28, 2019, 12:42 PM IST

'Fire' to 'Made In Heaven': Shabana lauds change

From 1996 when her film "Fire" showcased a homosexual relationship to 2019 when a web series like "Made In Heaven" has tackled the LGBTQ subject with deft, veteran actress Shabana Azmi has witnessed a change worth applauding.

Mar 17, 2019, 13:39 PM IST

Pakistani arts community disappointed over Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancelling Karachi visit

After the attack, Azmi said she feels weakened in her belief that people-to-people contact can force the establishment to do the right thing.

Feb 18, 2019, 09:23 AM IST

Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi cancel Pakistan visit

In the wake of the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and his wife actress Shabana Azmi have decided not to attend an event in Pakistan.

Feb 15, 2019, 19:17 PM IST

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancel Karachi Arts Council event after Pulwama attack

The couple was invited to Pakistan by the Karachi Arts Council for a two-day event.

Feb 15, 2019, 15:52 PM IST

Shabana Azmi down with swine flu

Noted actress Shabana Azmi has been diagnosed with swine flu during a routine check-up for cough and cold. She is recuperating in the hospital.

Feb 13, 2019, 13:36 PM IST

Shabana Azmi to star in Renuka Shahane's directorial

Actress Renuka Shahane will direct a Hindi film that will star veteran actress Shabana Azmi.

Feb 01, 2019, 18:28 PM IST

Shabana Azmi stresses on importance of teaching film production

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

Jan 12, 2019, 18:01 PM IST

Naseeruddin Shah breaks silence over Mrinal Sen

During 1986, Naseeruddin had a very stormy time with the great Mrinal Sen when they shot 'Genesis'.

Jan 01, 2019, 08:14 AM IST

Shabana Azmi is ridiculously good: Atul Kasbekar

Celebrity photographer and film producer Atul Kasbekar is all praise for veteran actress-activist Shabana Azmi, and says she is ridiculously good.

Dec 18, 2018, 15:59 PM IST

Here's the truth behind the video of Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar and Urmila Matondkar dancing at Isha Ambani's pre-wedding bash

Isha Ambani is all set to tie the knot with Anand Piramal on December 12.

Dec 11, 2018, 22:39 PM IST

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar attend 4th International Faiz Festival in Lahore

The three-day festival, which started on Friday, is being held at Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore. 


Nov 18, 2018, 07:32 AM IST

After Padmaavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali to revive ambitious project Heera Mandi?

As per souces that film is still in the final stages of the writing process and an official announcement on the same will be made shortly.

Oct 30, 2018, 08:45 AM IST

Rangoon actors Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor snapped at airport — Check photos

'Rangoon' actors Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor were on Sunday clicked by the shutterbugs at the Mumbai airport. While Shahid was in his casual best, in an all-black ensemble, Kangana looked every bit classy in a light golden-colored saree which she teamed with a pastel shawl, pearl neckpiece and black sunnies. 

Oct 15, 2018, 10:04 AM IST

Women leaders can change the world: Shabana Azmi

Veteran actress and philanthropist Shabana Azmi, an active spokesperson for women empowerment, believes having women as leaders can bring about a change.

Sep 21, 2018, 13:47 PM IST

Web space has opened in a big way: Shabana Azmi

The veteran actress believes the web offers more freedom to experiment.

Aug 14, 2018, 13:10 PM IST