Neerja not only places a woman at its centre, it also showcases the pluck of a flight attendant who makes no distinction between nationalities when her passengers face a grave threat
Even Shabana Azmi and Juhi Chawla, playing the two principal roles, can do little to lend the film any sheen.
Overall, Jazbaa feels like a wasted effort, a clear case of superficial style triumphing over substance by a fair distance
Despite its unwieldiness, the film nonetheless gives an impressively thoughtful exploration of the immigrant identity in the US.
Sonata: "Super actors! Super director! It's bound to be special," wrote Karan while Farhan said: "Sonata looks refreshingly delightful with 3 stellar actors in top form"
Zee Cine Awards 2017: Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan won the Best Actress and Actor awards while Salman Khan bagged the Best Actor Male in the Viewer's Choice category
Nandita Das said Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi will be a part of her upcoming venture titled Manto
Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma to walk the ramp in creations by craftswomen who are a part of Shabana Azmi's NGO Mijwan Welfare Society
"Don't think I was so nervous before giving my first shot in my first film," gulped Alia Bhatt, as well she might have been because she read after the formidable Shabana Azmi. "I was so excited I messaged Twinkle to say I'll bring my bestest English," was how Ranbir Kapoor began his reading.
"Who is Raj Thackeray to put a price of Rs 5 crore? Who is Raj Thackeray to insist that there will be a flag which will be put before the film? Who is Raj Thackeray to question anybody's patriotism? He doesn't follow the Constitution of India, we do. Whose patriotism needs to be questioned," asked Shabana Azmi as she slammed MNS chief Raj Thackeray. She said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had colluded with Raj Thackeray for electoral gains. "The BJP really needs to haul up the CM and ask of him why he has done this after the Home Minister's writ," she said.
Actress Shabana Azmi recently recorded two songs, written by poet Rabindranath Tagore, for filmmaker Aparna Sen's English film Sonata. Shabana said that it was a terrifying experience as she did not want to disappoint. The film is based on Mahesh Eklunchwar's play by the same name. Sonata will see Aparna sharing screen space with actress Lillette Dubey.
Sonam Kapoor's film Neerja has garnered positive reviews from critics as well as audiences. "Neerja's brothers were so moved after watching the film. For me, that's my biggest validation. Neerja's friends also told me that you brought Neerja back to us," Sonam told NDTV.
Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan walked the ramp for actress Shabana Azmi's NGO Mijwan.
Actor Om Puri, 66, died of a massive heart attack on December 6. A prayer meet was held in Mumbai for him. Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and many other Bollywood actors paid their last respect to the actor.
Veteran actor and cinematic legend Om Puri died on Friday morning after a heart attack at the age of 66
Baahubali actress Tamannaah Bhatia was spotted at the Mumbai airport on October 24. Dressed in distressed denims and a skull-printed tee, Tamannaah kept her travel attire simple and comfortable.