What’s Love Got to Do With It: Shabana Azmi and Emma Thompson share warm vibes on the sets

As Shabana Azmi wrapped up her scenes in the film, the actress shared her experience working with the British star Emma Thompson.

Shabana Azmi and Emma Thompson

Shabana Azmi has been in England for over a month shooting for Shekhar Kapur’s What’s Love Got to Do With It? On Tuesday, she wrapped up her scenes with Emma Thompson in the cross-cultural comedy. Azmi described the acclaimed Hollywood actor as “warm and generous,” and added that she would “cherish the time spent together.” The film is produced by Jemima Khan.

In an interview with mid-day, Shabana Azmi was quoted saying about her Hollywood projects, “One is a historical drama and the other, a futuristic sci-fi show! An actor cannot ask for more diverse subjects. Now, we have proper call sheets. Earlier, that was not the case [in Bollywood]. I remember, Rajesh Khanna and I were shooting a scene in Khar for Aravind Sen’s film [Nasihat, 1986] while Kader Khan was writing the next scene in RK Studios, where he was shooting for another film! It’s a miracle that we, actors, managed to bring any authenticity at all.”

In case you missed it, What’s Love Got To Do With It? qill also have Lily James, Shazad Latif, Rob Brydon, Asim Chaudhry and Pakistani star Sajal Ali, who featured in the Sridevi-starrer Mom (2017) playing pivotal roles. The film, which will be shot in London, is helmed by Shekhar Kapur.

Earlier, Shabana Azmi had been shooting in Budapest for Steven Spielberg’s Halo. This futuristic sci-fi adventure television series has been adapted from a video game. The Otto Bathurst-directed venture, also featuring Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone, sees Azmi play Admiral Margaret Parangosky, the head of the Office of Naval Intelligence.


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