July 10, 2008


Imagine [me] being a mother and holding a thali and then saying, "Nahi!" and dropping the thali. If this were the case, I would have packed up and gone a long time ago.
-- Shabana Azmi

Source: A new interview in the Times of India. I am, just like Shabana ji, very grateful that directors are finding more interesting roles for her than thali-dropping, "nahin"-yelling, distraught mothers.

In the interview Shabana Ji also talks about Farhan Akhtar's new movie Rock On (she loves it) and his rock-star predilections; about her television talent contest Kaun jeetega Bollywood ka Ticket; and about doing comedy.

In fact the most interesting portion of the interview may be this:
She was in Delhi to shoot for Anubhav Sinha’s Rajdhani Express, which she describes as “a completely mad film. It is a political satire on the lines of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. In fact, Anubhav, who has written it, says that it is his ode to Jaane Bhi...”
I had not thus far encountered very much news about Anubhav Sinha's political satire, so this is quite nice to see. As always, more news when it's available.

The very lovely picture above also comes from the Times of India piece.


ajnabi said...

I saw that picture at BollyWHAT too. She's so beautiful. Now I have to go look up what thali means, although I think I can guess. ;-)

Filmi Geek said...

You know it was me that posted the picture at BollyWHAT, right? :D

Sorry about the unglossed Hindi - a thali is a metal platter, used either for ritual items or food. You've almost certainly seen mothers carrying them - and dropping them! - in many a Hindi film.

ajnabi said...

Oh, yeah, I knew. I found this blog through your signature! :-)

Thanks for the clarification re: thali. I thought that was probably what it meant but my Hindi is still in the infantile stage, i.e. I can count to ten and say "Maa." ;-)