Screen Legends

  • Screen Legends - Shabana Azmi Part 2
  • Episode 090
  • 29m : 03s

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Shabana Azmi won 5 National Awards for Best Actress in a span of 25 years - right from her first release ‘Ankur’ in 1974 to ‘Godmother’ in 1999. After ‘Ankur’, she did off-beat films like ‘Parinay’ and ‘Nishant’ on the one hand and commercial films like ‘Ishk Ishk Ishk’ and ‘Fakira’ on the other. The success of ‘Fakira’ made Shabana Azmi a much sought-after actress and she starred in several jubilees after that. Her star image lent good support to her off-beat films which started getting decent releases and screens. Shabana won her 1st Best Actress Filmfare award for ‘Swami’. She also formed a hit pair with Rajesh Khanna and both gave several hits together. Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Smita Patil became household names for filmmakers who wanted to make meaningful cinema. In fact, the media projected Shabana and Smita as competitors leading to unwanted controversies between the two. Shabana herself clears the air about their unfortunate rivalry in this episode. While RJ Adaa continues the fascinating journey of the actress SCREEN LEGENDS Shabana Azmi Part 2 also features the actress herself, speaking on several subjects. A Must-Watch for all Cinema lovers! [Part 3 to follow soon].