Marriage Not A Disqualification In Bollywood: Shabana Azmiby The Daily Eye Team April 25 2017, 2:19 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 38 secs
Shabana Azmi, who through her work strongly supports the empowerment of women, says the role of women in Indian cinema has changed greatly.She has been married for over three decades to veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and has essayed powerful roles in Bollywood in her 44-year journey. Acclaimed performer and social activist Shabana Azmi doesn’t see marriage as a “disqualification” for female actors in the Hindi film industry. “I think it is a very old way of thinking that marriage is detrimental to the careers of female actors. This is no longer the case… To say that marriage is a disqualification for parts, I do not agree with it,” Shabana told IANS over phone from Mumbai.