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Shabana Azmi Wishes To Be A Producer For Aparna Sen On Her Birthday

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Aparna Sen birthday: As birthday wishes popular filmmaker, Aparna Sen flowed in, the one by Shabana Azmi reminded us of the bond that the duo shares.

In a tweet, Shabana Azmi shared a portrait of Aparna Sen and wrote, “My lovely friend @senaparna beautiful both inside and outside. Wish you a very happy birthday and many creative years ahead. D only reason I wud dream of becoming a Producer is so dat I could gather big money for you 2 make a film of your choice with no budget constraints.”

The duo had worked together in the 1989 film, Sati, which is based on the life of Uma, played by Shabana Azmi. The story talks about an orphan brahmin girl who is married to a Banyan tree because her horoscope suggests widowhood. The popularity of the film was such that it is still accounted as one of the best works in the history of Indian cinema.

Other than receiving nine national film awards and a Padma Shri, Aparna Sen is popularly known for her films like The Japanese Wife, Chotushkone, Paromitaar Ek Din, 36 Chowringhee Lane and many more. She started her career as an actor at the age of 15 with Sampati, which is the third part of Satyajit Ray’s Teen Kanya trilogy.

Another birthday post was by MUBI India, a streaming platform, with the picture from the set of Sati, 1989, where Aparna Sen directed Shabana Azmi.

Aparna Sen has been known for her strong opinion and films underlining social issues. Her last film, The Rapist won the Kim Jiseok Award at the 26th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. The film starred her daughter and acclaimed actress Konkana Sen Sharma, who plays the role of a middle-aged academician who wants the person who raped her to tell her why did he do it.

Konkana Sen Sharma is known for her popular films like Lipstick Under My Burkha, Talvar, Wake Up Sid, Omkara, Life in a Metro, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi and many more.

Sharma, too, wished her mother on Twitter by posting a selfie with her. She wrote, “Happy birthday to my own legend! It’s been a great view standing on your giant shoulders! Thanks for being my Mama (with three heart emojis) @senaparna.”


Suggested Reading:

The Rapist: Trailer Of Film Directed By Aparna Sen, Starring Konkona Sen Sharma Released

Aparna Sen’s ‘The Rapist’ Nominated For Busan’s Kim Jiseok Award

How Women Have Been Given Way More Agency In Films By Aparna Sen


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