Shabana Azmi: Film Shows That Masculinity Is About Being Sensitive


ISLAMABAD : Mee Raqsam, directed by Baba Azmi, has been chosen as the opening movie of the 2020 Coalition of South Asian Film Festivals (CoSAFF), which kicks off on October 3. The recognition only goes on to reaffirm Shabana Azmi’s faith in the movie — the senior actor was so moved by the story of Maryam, who aspires to become a Bharatnatyam dancer, that she turned presenter for the film. “It’s an honour to be the opening film of any festival. I wish the gala could be held physically instead of virtually, but the silver lining is that our movie will reach so many people,” says Shabana.