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Shabana Azmi Says Films Based on Real Life Incidents Generate Curiosity

  | March 14, 2016 15:23 IST (Mumbai)
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Shabana Azmi photographed in Mumbai.

"It's just that people are in search of new stories and if there is a good story to be told from real life, that would make people more curious, which is why biographies and autobiographies are made. When films are based on real life incidents, there is an extra curiosity," said Shabana Azmi

Actress Shabana Azmi, who has impressed critics with her performance in Neerja, said that while good stories work, a movie on a real life incident always manages to make people curious.
"I don't think that it necessarily has to be a biopic. It has to be a story whether it is created from thin air. It has to be a good story because that is the raw material on which a film has to be made," Shabanaji told IANS.
"It's just that people are in search of new stories and if there is a good story to be told from real life, that would make people more curious, which is why biographies and autobiographies are made. When films are based on real life incidents, there is an extra curiosity. Whether these films will continue with the trend, depends on whether they will do well commercially or not," she added.
Ram Madhvani's Neerja, featured Sonam Kapoor in the titular role, documents the story of Neerja Bhanot, who was killed in the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi. Ms Bhanot, who was 23, died while shielding a group of children from gunfire and became the youngest ever recipient of the Ashok Chakra, India's highest peacetime gallantry award. (Also Read: Shabana Azmi Agreed to do Neerja Despite 'Low Budget')

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