Shabana Azmi will be seen sharing screen-space with Emma Thompson in the upcoming film `What`s Love Got To Do With It?`. The Hindi film star spilled the beans about how “dreadful” the Oscar winning-actress is at playing a game of dumb charades.
Talking to IANS about working with Thompson, Shabana said: “I absolutely love her and she turned out to be all that and more. I mean somebody who is such a damn good actor. She is so funny and has a very funny part in the film.”
The veteran actress added: “She came and met me at home and it was really nice of her. We had lots of fun together.”
The 70-year-old actress, who has been feted with a Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, also shared a hilarious secret about the Hollywood star.
“And let me, let you into a secret for all the oscar winning performances she has given — Emma Thompson is dreadful at playing dumb charades,” Shabana said with a laugh.
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“I used to tell Emma `Please I want to take back all your Oscars`. She plays dumb charades so badly because I have a thing of dumb charades, whichever set I am on, I have to play dumb charades and she would do such funny things, I can`t tell you,” she added.
Shabana says she is still in touch with Thompson.
“I absolutely love her and I am in contact with her even now,” Shabana concluded.
The title of their upcoming film seems to ring a bell as “What`s Love Got to Do With It?” is a famous number sung by Tina Turner.
The film is expected to be a cross-cultural rom-com.
`What`s Love Got to Do With It?` is helmed by Shekhar Kapur, who has previously directed Shabana in the 1983 film `Masoom`.
The screenplay is written by Jemima Khan, former wife of Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The upcoming film also stars `Cinderella` actress Lily James, Pakistani, English and Scottish descent actor Shazad Latif among many others.
Shabana is currently seen on `The Empire`. Directed by Mitakshara Kumar and produced by Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani, `The Empire` Astreams on Disney+ Hotstar.
Source By :- Mid-Day.Com