Shabana Azmi talks about 'What's Love Got To Do With It?' ahead of its digital premiere on 10th Nov

Shabana Azmi, known for her evergreen elegance and versatility, opens up about her attraction to the film and what motivated her to be part of this heartwarming project. Read on to know more.

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In the enchanting realm of Bollywood, seasoned actress Shabana Azmi has carved a niche for herself, effortlessly transitioning between various roles that showcase her immense talent. Now, she's all set to captivate our hearts once again as she graces the digital screens in 'What's Love Got To Do With It?', a romantic drama ready to make its digital premiere on Lionsgate Play this 10th of November.

The film, helmed by the brilliant Shekhar Kapur, boasts an ensemble cast that includes international stars like Lily James, Sajjal Ali, Emma Thompson, and Shazad Latif. This heartwarming family romance takes the audience on a cultural journey, delving into the complexities of arranged marriages through the lens of Zoe, portrayed by Lily James. Zoe's exploration of this age-old practice unfolds as she documents her best friend's journey into the realm of marital unions.

Shabana Azmi, known for her evergreen elegance and versatility, opens up about her attraction to the film and what motivated her to be part of this heartwarming project. Azmi shares, "For me, it was very interesting because I have done a lot of Pakistani mothers in British films and television, and they are always, you know, in the 'terrorist victim mother bracket.' So something that was funny and lovely was, of course, 'the great departure' (from the typecast)."

In the enchanting realm of Bollywood, seasoned actress Shabana Azmi has carved a niche for herself, effortlessly transitioning between various roles that showcase her immense talent. Now, she's all set to captivate our hearts once again as she graces the digital screens in 'What's Love Got To Do With It?', a romantic drama ready to make its digital premiere on Lionsgate Play this 10th of November.

The film, helmed by the brilliant Shekhar Kapur, boasts an ensemble cast that includes international stars like Lily James, Sajjal Ali, Emma Thompson, and Shazad Latif. This heartwarming family romance takes the audience on a cultural journey, delving into the complexities of arranged marriages through the lens of Zoe, portrayed by Lily James. Zoe's exploration of this age-old practice unfolds as she documents her best friend's journey into the realm of marital unions.

Shabana Azmi, known for her evergreen elegance and versatility, opens up about her attraction to the film and what motivated her to be part of this heartwarming project. Azmi shares, "For me, it was very interesting because I have done a lot of Pakistani mothers in British films and television, and they are always, you know, in the 'terrorist victim mother bracket.' So something that was funny and lovely was, of course, 'the great departure' (from the typecast)."

She candidly discusses her connection with the script, revealing her genuine fondness for it. She shares, “I love the script. I've really enjoyed the script. And I read it several times. I thought it was very clever, it was very funny... it was very witty."

Shabana Azmi's enthusiasm for the film is evident as she dives deeper into what compelled her to be a part of this project. She underscores the importance of having a light-hearted narrative in today's world, where darkness often seems to dominate. In her words, “And like Emma and I were talking about it. We said it's so important in today's world, where everything seems to be so somber and so dark, to get something which is light and makes you feel good."

Azmi goes on to emphasize one key aspect of the script that particularly struck a chord with her. She appreciates the film's ability not to take sides, avoiding any form of bias. She adds, “Because what I like about the script is, it doesn't take sides, it doesn't say that the Asians are better than the British or the British - the English are better than them."

 Mark your calendars for November 10th, as Bollywood's beloved icon Shabana Azmi, along with the stellar ensemble cast, invites you to a heartwarming cinematic experience.

She candidly discusses her connection with the script, revealing her genuine fondness for it. She shares, “I love the script. I've really enjoyed the script. And I read it several times. I thought it was very clever, it was very funny... it was very witty."

Shabana Azmi's enthusiasm for the film is evident as she dives deeper into what compelled her to be a part of this project. She underscores the importance of having a light-hearted narrative in today's world, where darkness often seems to dominate. In her words, “And like Emma and I were talking about it. We said it's so important in today's world, where everything seems to be so somber and so dark, to get something which is light and makes you feel good."

Azmi goes on to emphasize one key aspect of the script that particularly struck a chord with her. She appreciates the film's ability not to take sides, avoiding any form of bias. She adds, “Because what I like about the script is, it doesn't take sides, it doesn't say that the Asians are better than the British or the British - the English are better than them."

 Mark your calendars for November 10th, as Bollywood's beloved icon Shabana Azmi, along with the stellar ensemble cast, invites you to a heartwarming cinematic experience.