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What Shabana Azmi Has to Say About Step-Son Farhan, Adhuna's Split

  | February 12, 2016 12:31 IST (Mumbai)
Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi will next be seen on the silver screen in Neerja

Asked about the split Shabana Azmi told PTI, "I don't think I owe the world any explanation." The actress refused to comment further about the much-talked about break-up. Farhan and Adhuna recently announced their decision to separate 'mutually and amicably'

Actress Shabana Azmi says she does not owe any explanation to anyone about her son Farhan Akhtar's separation from his wife Adhuna. (Also Read: Farhan Akhtar, Adhuna Separate After 16 Years of Marriage)
Farhan and Adhuna, who is a celebrity hair stylist, recently announced their decision to separate 'mutually and amicably' after 16 years of marriage. Farhan, 42, is the son of Ms Azmi's lyricist-husband Javed Akhtar and his ex-wife Honey Irani.
Asked about the split Shabana Azmi told PTI, "I don't think I owe the world any explanation."
The actress refused to comment further about the much-talked about break-up.
Ms Azmi, who plays Sonam Kapoor's mother in the upcoming film Neerja, opened up about what drew her to the role.
"There is a huge arch in the mother and Neerja's character. From being an ordinary girl who does something extra-ordinary to the mother, who is a conventional one. She is concerned if her daughter has eaten her food or not.
"Yet she embraces the fact that her daughter died doing something heroic. So, a character which has an arch is always interesting to do," she said.
The Ram Madhvani-directed film is based on the life of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot. The movie revolves around the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi and how the young flight attendant fought for the lives of her passengers.
Ms Azmi says even though the film revolves around hijacking, the director has kept the emotional quotient intact.
"I think what Ram has done is that he has kept the thrill of the hijack, because obviously that is the exciting part.
But he has kept the personal, human story as the backbone very strong.
"It's not just a film about the incident but also the strong emotional base that comes from the girl's relationship with her family and particularly with the mother," he said.

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