On Wednesday it was announced that veteran actress Shabana Azmi along with another veteran actor Dharmendra and international repute filmmaker Mira Nair will be receiving country's third highest civilian honor, Padma Bhushan Award.
Shabana Azmi, who is her career has delivered movies like ‘Arth’, ‘Masoom’, ‘Ankur’, ‘Godmother’ and ‘fire’, said that she was humbled by the honor.
“Overwhelming response to my getting the Padma Bhushan. Thank you dear ones for all the warmth and affection. Javed got it four years ago,” she wrote on her Twitter page.
However, the actress is happier with the response and achievement her step-children Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar have achieved with their movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’. The movie has swept the Zee Cine Awards and especially Apsara Awards winning 6 awards including Best Director, Best Movie and Best Screenplay.
“ZNMD sweeps Zee Cine Awards and Apsara Awards by Producers Guild... Children's success brings the greatest joy...jeete rahein khush rahein (Live well, and be happy),” she tweeted.
Well, films are always a priority and there hasn’t been much time I’ve been able to give to that. So, once I have some time, I will go back to LA and should be able to come out with my single this summer.