February 11, 2008

Kya haseen sitam?

Reader Aung Phyoe reports in a recent comment that Shabana Azmi is signed for a Rituparno Ghosh film with Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan. I hadn't come across that news yet and I can't find any more about it at the moment, save this sourceless post on the Radio Sargam blog. I'll keep you posted.

I'm sorry to say that I don't share Aung's enthusiasm for the project; I've yet to be positively impressed by a Rituparno Ghosh movie and I hope he doesn't make a botch of this one as well.

I do like the tentative title, "Kya haseen sitam" - what a beautiful affliction - almost certainly a reference to the gorgeous song "Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam" from Kaagaz ke phool, a song written by Shabana Azmi's father Kaifi Azmi.


Aung Phyoe said...

Here is the Saregama Films Website Forthcomming Films announcement video : "http://saregamafilms.com/forthcoming.htm" . They states about this film! Hopefully this one comes out soon. :D

Filmi Geek said...

Thanks Aung ... the "video" (which is really just a list of project title cards presented in video form) provides no further information, so we have to be patient a little longer.