Sonata is bigger than it seems. It is a film about female bonding that goes well beyond the mere trappings of feminism
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
Actress Sonam Kapoor is back to Mumbai after attending the 70th Cannes Film Festival. The 31-year-old actress said that Indian filmmakers fear that 'film festival' tag will hamper the commercial success of their films
Shabana Azmi wrote how films were more important than clothes at the festival
In a tweet, filmmaker Ram Madhvani praised Sonam Kapoor for her performance in Neerja. He wrote: ""A director can push the actor but the director can't help the actor to land safely. This is all you @sonamakapoor. Well earned accolades"
Abhishek Bachchan shared a throwback picture of Jaya Bachchan on her 69th birthday. The 41-year-old actor wrote: ""Happy birthday Ma. No matter what one writes, it'll never be enough to be able to express what you mean to me. I Love you!(sic)"
In conversation with the star cast of 'Sonata', a woman-centric film about three friends, starring stellar actors Aparna Sen, Shabana Azmi and Lillete Dubey. There is plenty of female bonding as the actors talk politics, censorship and of course films in this special edition of The Buck Stops Here.
"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.
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.