September 12, 2007


I am definitely a woman's woman.
-- Shabana Azmi

(Source: Koffee with Karan; Shabana ji's appearance during the first season with Shobha De, in 2005. I've been meaning to do a post on this show for a while, so you can look for that in the near future. In the meantime, for $1.99, you can download both that show and her more recent visit as well. I understand these downloads play in Windows Media Player only.)


Shannon said...

what do you think she meany by woman's women? Was she referring to sexual orientation?

Anonymous said...

Carla will probably give you a better response, but I think she simply meant that she supports women, is interested in 'women's issues', and enjoys the company of women (and not in a sexual sense).

Filmi Geek said...

I think Anonymous is on the right track, but my own interpretation of the comment has the reverse focus: I think she means that women are more likely to be drawn to her and moved by her than men are. Women are more likely to see her appeal, to be inspired by her.

I don't think the comment exclusively refers to sexual attraction, but I also don't think she would exclude sexual attraction from its scope.

That's my own interpretation; only Shabana Azmi knows what she meant by the comment. Part of the reason I posted it here is because I enjoyed its ambiguity and provocativeness. Anyone else have any thoughts on it? Please share.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anonymous that Shabana is interested in - and works for- all the issues that have to do with women's well-being, health and respect for women's condition.Her quest is to create awareness, so steps can be taken at different levels to better the situations that affect so many women. To me, she is an inteligent, wise, moderate feminist and for that, among other reasons, I love her. She gets involved using every tool in her hands.
As for the sexual orientation question, I think that there are a lot of women out there who could definitely fall for her and she must know it. But I don't imagine Shabana giving the issue a thought,really. She may have even gotten love letters in the times of Fire, who knows? LOL But, really, I think she is beyond that. To me, she has lived, seen and heard so much as to fill a whole room with her sole presence.
My, how much I would love her to read this website again and answer some of our questions!
Anonymous II