ACE Productions

Presents

Shabana Azmi

in Girish Karnad's

THE SCANDAL BEHIND A WORLD FAMOUS NOVELIST

 

Written by
Girish Karnad

 

Starring
Shabana Azmi

Directed by
Alyque Padamsee

 

Produced by
Raell Padamsee

 
Profile

An actress par excellence, Shabana Azmi has starred in some of the greatest Indian films like Ankur, Mandi, Arth, Khandar, Paar, Sparsh, Godmother and Tehzeeb to name a few. Satyajit Ray, the noted film maker, says in his book, “Our Films Their Films”, “Shabana Azmi in her very first film, ‘ANKUR’, firmly establishes herself as the finest dramatic actress of the country.”

Born to noted Urdu progressive poet and IPTA President Kaifi Azmi and theatre actress Shaukat Kaifi, Shabana has acted in films by virtually all of India's most famous arthouse directors, including Shyam Benegal, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Aparna Sen and others, as well as in commercial and middle-of-the-road Hindi films, and some international films where she has essayed several strong female characters. read more

Mr. Alyque Padamsee is above all an Ideas genius. He created Lalitaji for Surf, Cherry Charlie for Cherry Blossom Shoe Polish, the MRF Muscle, the Liril girl in the waterfall, the Kamasutra couple, Hamara Bajaj, the TV Detective Karamchand, the Fair & Handsome brand etc etc etc. He also helped spring board the careers of Kabir Bedi, Shyam Benegal, Shiamak Davar, Sharon Prabhakar, Dalip Tahil, Alisha Chinoy etc. Recently he created the Idea of a Fatwa against Terrorism which was announced by the Grand Mufti of the Deoband Uloom. Furthermore for the Golden Jubilee of The Indian Institute Technology Bombay his Idea of starting an initiative to create 10 Great Ideas That Will Change The World In The Next 50 Years caused a great deal of excitement. He is also working on AIDS Prevention Idea with the Dept. of Bio- Technology. Read more

Born on May 19, 1938, in Mathern, Maharastra, Girish Karnad has become one of India's brightest shining stars, earning international praise. For four decades, Karnad has been composing marvelous plays, often using history and mythology to tackle contemporary issues. He is also active in the world of Indian cinema working as an actor, director and Screenwriter earning numerous awards along the way.

As a young man studying at Karnataka University, Dharwar, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Statistics in 1958, Karnad dreamed of earning international literary fame, but he thought that he would do so by writing in English. Read more

Raell Padamsee is a vibrant, versatile, dynamic well- known theatre personality. She is well-reputed in the field of theatre production, design and execution of mega events and her company Ace Productions Private Ltd. has been involved in all these activities for over 15 years. Started acting at the age of 15. Started direction at the age of 16. Started a production company at the age of 19. Read More

Raell Padamsee - Director, Producer & Actor is a vibrant, versatile, dynamic, well- known theatre personality.

She is well-reputed in the field of theatre production, design and execution of mega events and her company   Ace Productions Private Ltd.  has been involved in all these activities for over 15 years. Read more

 
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