Shabana Azmi, who is known for her roles in the industry says ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ has brought the Bollywood to the theatres, opening way to it.
The play is a contemporary one , which depicts the broadway style in it.
“I am proud of the fact that Feroz Abbas Khan got international collaborators here, and finally we have something that I think will herald new path in what Indian theatre has to offer,” says Shabana Azmi.
Shabana, who has worked under the direction of Feroz for an epistolary play Tumhari Amrita, said: “I have had the privilege working with Firoz Abbas Khan in a play called Tumhari Amrita, which had run for 22 years before sad demise of Farooq Sheikh. I know whatever Feroz touches is excellent. I have great expectations.”
Eminent poet and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar at the event spoke about making the script of the movie as a part of college curriculum: “Believe me the script of Mughal-e-Azam should be taught in M.A. Urdu literature.
“It is so good. I was in pre-university when the movie released. I have great respect for Feroz Abbas Khan. He is a very fine director. Whatever he has done so far is exceptionally good. And I am sure he must have done a great job.”