Actor Girish Karnad who has been honoured as Padma Bhushan award is said that he is happy to reunite with veteran actress Shabana Azmi after 23 years for “Chalk N Duster”.
He told, “One of the factors that appealed to me about the film was my personal angle of working with Shabana. Around 40 years ago, we acted together in ‘Nishant’. Then we went on to do more films like ‘Swami’, ‘Shama’ and numerous other films. And it feels great to come again to work with her. I’m possibly retiring, I don’t know, so it feels nice to be able to work with Shabana and to hit the same kind of rapport with her”.
The film features Shabana, and her husband Javed Akhtar. It is also heard that Javed has penned the lyrics of the songs for film. Baba is handling cinematographer who happens to be Javed’s brother.
Karnad said, “I’ve been very close to the family. Shabana and Javed have been very dear friends. And also with Baba, who I didn’t really know. So coming into this film is like coming into a family”.
The film also has Anupam Kher, Juhi Chawla, Jackie Shroff, Aarya Babbar, Zarina Wahab and Divya Dutta.
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