July 6, 2007

Inauspicious debut

From a wonderful interview published in Little India magazine earlier this year, Shabana Azmi's first performance as an actor:

Well actually my acting career started and didn't quite take off at the age of three. I was enacting the nursery rhyme "Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle/ the cow went over the Moon." I was playing the cow. Alas. instead of going over the moon I fell on the moon, who was another three-year-old girl. She got up and gave me a tight slap. I slapped her in return and the curtains had to be brought down hastily!
Read the rest of the interview here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've just read the interview - I thought it was fantastic.