Shabana Azmi revealed that Shashi Kapoor used to treat her badly when she refused to do an intimate scene with him.

By Ronit Kawale 4 Min Read

Famous Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi has been known for her excellent acting in films for many years. She has worked with many great actors like Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and many others. However, the biggest turning point in her life came when she shot a film with Shashi Kapoor, and she was in love with him since the age of nine. However, her first experience of working with him made her cry as she refused to shoot intimate scenes with him.

Shabana Azmi recalls her bitter experience with Shashi Kapoor

In a recent interview with Zoom, Shabana Azmi spoke about her experience of working with Shashi Kapoor. The veteran actress revealed that when she was shooting for her film with Shashi Kapoor for a song, She had to do an intimate dance with him. However, she was not comfortable doing those moves, and was in tears. Talking about this, Shabana said:

“That was his way of showing affection. He was crazy. I’ll give you an example, we were shooting for Fakira and the song was Dil mein tujhe baithakar. Now, I went to the set before he came and Satyanarayan ji was doing the choreography and I saw the moves were very intimate and I was very young at that time and I had tears in my eyes and I walked off the set and my heart was thumping because I really didn’t want to do those shots.”

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Shabana further revealed that she went to her vanity and told her hairdresser that she couldn’t do those shots and started crying. Suddenly, Shashi Kapoor came into the room and asked her what was wrong. When she told him, he scolded her and asked if she didn’t know about this earlier when she wanted to become an actress. Recalling that horrifying moment, Shabana said:

“So I went in and I told my hairdresser that I can’t do those shots and I started crying. Suddenly there was a loud knock on the door, Shashi Kapoor came in, he said, ‘What’s wrong with you’, so I said, ‘I can’t do those scenes’, he said, ‘Why, when you became an actress and you said mummy, mummy I’ll become an actress too, didn’t it occur to you that you have to do these kinds of things, stupid girl’, and he walked away.”

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Shabana Azmi’s personal life

Shabana Azmi is married to Javed Akhtar, who is known for his love songs and poems. Very few people know that Javed Akhtar was previously married to Honey Irani and they have two children, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. However, soon, he fell madly in love with Shabana Azmi, and as they say, if you are in love, there is no right and wrong. So, the couple crossed all the hatred towards their relationship and married each other on December 9, 1984.

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When Shabana Azmi spoke about her relationship with Javed Akhtar’s kids

Over the years, Shabana Azmi has formed a loving bond with Javed’s first family Honey Irani and their children Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. We have often seen them going out for dinner together and lavishing love on each other. However, in a media interaction, Shabana revealed that Honey Irani supported her by not poisoning her kids Farhan and Zoya’s minds.

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Ronit Kawale has been an entertainment journalist for the past three years. Being a cinephile is not just a part of his profession; it's his passion. Alongside being an avid follower of Bollywood and television, he possesses a treasure trove of interesting gossip and insights about celebrities. He's well-versed in understanding what readers are tuning into on the website. After all, he became a journalist to stay close to the heartbeat of the world.
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