Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi said if the change is to happen in our society, then it must be reflected in the mainstream cinema which is a vital medium of communication.
The veteran feels that films play a very important role in the communication as a need of the hour as she points out her concerns particularly about women's equality into the mainstream because films talk about different characters within the parallel cinema or independent cinema.
Shabana Azmi the Padma Shri Award winning actress is one of the top actress at her peak, we have in Bollywood who is willing to take this step forward and says she is particularly pleased that film actress of today are willing to take it forward by going an extra mile to work in a film that significantly to talks about Women.
She was all praises for the current breed of Bollywood actresses like Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor for contributing towards a cause of the women empowerment and thinks that is helping a great deal.
The 66 year old actress says art should be taken as an instrument for a social change , recalling her film,' Arth ' by Mahesh Bhatt almost 30 years, the film continues to inspire many women and that is a healthy trend , added the National Film Award winner.
Shabana Azmi will be seen in the forthcoming film, directed by the critically acclaimed filmmaker Aparna Sen. The film ' Sonata' slated for its release on April 21st is an adaptation from the popular English drama by the award winning writer Mahesh Elkunchwar. A film is about psychological examination of three unmarried friends and their journey to mid-life crisis.
The English drama had Aruna Chaturvedi, a professor essayed by Aparna Sen, Dolon Sen a banker portrayed by Shabana Azmi and Subhadra Parekh a journalist portrayed by Lillete Dubey.