Shabana Azmi talks about her childhood memories

Shabana Azmi was in a mood to reminisce. As a chief guest, along with writer Kiran Nagarkar and playwright Manaswini L R, to inaugurate Sheharnama, a three-day documentary film festival at the All India Institute of Local Self Governance, Juhu, she spoke about her childhood memories of the city.

Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi at the opening of the Sheharnama documentary film festival at Juhu. Pic/Namesh Dave

“My father Kaifi Azmi was a member of the Communist Party and we lived in a small room in the Red Flag Hall (what else could it be called?) with eight families sharing a bathroom in Khetwadi.

I used to attend so many strikes that I used to think of them as an occasions to party and be pampered. When I was nine, we shifted to Juhu and l realise that I lost touch with that part of the Bombay I grew up in,” she quipped. The festival ends today.

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