Javed Akhtar pens script for brother-in-law

August 8th, 2008 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS  

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Cinematographer Baba Azmi, known for his astonishing camerawork in films like “Tezaab” and “Mr. India”, has finally decided to direct a film. And the one writing the script for him is his illustrious brother-in-law Javed Akhtar. It was his sister Shabana and her husband Javed who urged Baba to take the plunge.

“I’ve often wondered why I haven’t directed a film so far. And the only answer I can come up with is sheer laziness,” Baba told IANS.

“Javed has written his first script since Farhan’s ‘Lakshya’ for me. That’s taken care of. Now I need to get the cast in place. Sadly there’s no place for Shabana or my wife (Tanvi Azmi) in my film,” said Baba.

Baba hasn’t decided on a date to start the film.

“Why should I restrain myself? I’ll start whenever everything is in place.”

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