Streaks of comedy

Streaks of comedy

versatile Shabana Azmi

In the movie, Azmi plays Mrs Sethi, a nice, fat, Punjabi widow from Southall, London. She wants her daughter to get married  and believes that her girl is so good that no one can reject her. But as it turns out, she is wrong and the movie details how the mother goes about exacting revenge on the four suitors who dared to reject her daughter. “It’s funny and I had a wonderful time making this movie,” says the veteran actress.

This is the latest in a long list of comedies for Azmi, after Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Loins of Punjab Presents and Sorry Bhai. Is there something especially  challenging about comedy that attracts her? “No, not really,” Azmi  says. “I think it’s just a phase. For some reason unknown even to me, I’m being offered roles in comedy films.”

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