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Nothing new about going international: Shabana Azmi

She has been doing international cinema since over two decades but the current outbreak of three plum foreign projects in her hand — Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist...

bollywood Updated: May 19, 2012 01:20 IST
Robin Bansal

She has been doing international cinema since over two decades but the current outbreak of three plum foreign projects in her hand — Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty — have barraged her with questions about whether she is going completely international. And actor Shabana Azmi is not amused.



“I have been into international projects since the last 20 years. It just happened that these three projects happened together,” said the 61-year-old, who was recently in the Capital to perform for Fever Entertainment’s Kaifi Aur Main — Saga of a poet. Prod her more on her international line-up, and Azmi says, “We are not allowed to talk about it because there is an embargo over it.”



The actor has to her credit foreign films such as Madame Sousatzka, Bengali Night, City of Joy, Immaculate Conception, Son of the Pink Panther, and In Custody, to name a few. Recently the actor wrapped up her shoot for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.