News|July 29, 2010 7:15 am

Shabana’s Dream Role to Play Queen!


Veteran actress, Shabana Azmi has played many characters in her reel-life, but still she has not yet done her dream role in her career. The actress’ dream role is a historical character, particularly she likes to play Queen Elizabeth I played by Cate Blanchett.

The actress has been part of experimental cinema and has done various kind of roles, including Shyam Benegal’s ‘Nishant’, ‘Junoon’, Satyajit Ray’s ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’, Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Arth’ in her career. But at last the actress revealed her desire of dream role. Shabana says,

“These characters interest me a lot and given a chance I would like to play one of them. The role played by Cate Blanchett in ‘Elizabeth’ (1998 film directed by Shekhar Kapoor) interested me a lot.”

Describing about her Cinema journey, she says,

“My mother used to take me to Prithvi theatres when I was just three months old…in theatre, you need to have fierce concentration, challenge of theatre is to remain focused, to remain calm and focused.”

Born to famous poet Kaifi Azmi and stage actress Shaukat Azmi, Shabana Azmi is now translating her’s mother Shaukat Azmi’s biography “Kaifi and I” into English.

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