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Shabana Azmi says What’s Love Got To Do With It? was “a great departure” from playing the “terrorist victim mother bracket”; calls Shekhar Kapur directorial “funny, witty”

en Bollywood News Shabana Azmi says What’s Love Got To Do With It? was “a great departure” from playing the “terrorist victim mother bracket”; calls Shekhar Kapur directorial “funny, witty”

What's Love Got To Do With It? is all set for its digital release; it will start streaming on Lionsgate Play on November 10.

A cultural melting pot for all the romantics! Bringing the everlasting grace of Shabana Azmi to your screens, Lionsgate Play is set to digitally premiere What's Love Got To Do With It? on November 10. Helmed by the brilliant Shekhar Kapur and starring an ensemble cast including Lily James, Sajjal Ali, Emma Thompson and Shazad Latif, this family romance drama follows Zoe (Lily James) as she learns about the nuances of arranged marriages while documenting her best friend’s marriage. When families from two vastly different cultures come together for their respective children, Zoe sees the power of love and understanding as it impacts her own love life and changes her perspective on marriage.

Shabana Azmi says What's Love Got To Do With It? was "a great departure" from playing the "terrorist victim mother bracket"; calls Shekhar Kapur directorial "funny, witty"

Shabana Azmi says What’s Love Got To Do With It? was “a great departure” from playing the “terrorist victim mother bracket”; calls Shekhar Kapur directorial “funny, witty”

Talking about what attracted her to the film, the ever-glowing Shabana Azmi said, "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). 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."

She further elaborated saying, “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. 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. And it pleases at its center, an Asian family, who you see out of the stereotypes that you've seen, I think that is important. So for me, it was lovely.”

Helmed by Shekhar Kapur, What's Love Got To Do With It? is set to premiere on Lionsgate Play on November 10.

Also Read: 24 years of Godmother EXCLUSIVE: “Javed Akhtar and I winning National Awards for same film made it all the more special,” said Shabana Azmi


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