- Shabana Azmi shared a black and white picture on Tuesday
- "Such an iconic photo," she wrote
- "Photo courtesy #Ausaja," she added
Shabana Azmi's latest entry on Instagram is what we call a perfect Throwback Tuesday post. The veteran actress shared an "iconic" photo that also features famous stars like Hema Malini, Rakhee Gulzar, Zeenat Aman and late actors Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan in one frame. As per Shabana Azmi's caption, the black and white blast from the past also shows two Soviets, whom she didn't know. Going by a fan page dedicated to rare and old pictures of the Indian cinema, the two Soviets were actress Irina Akulova and filmmaker Mikhail Ershov. Sharing the photo, Shabana Azmi wrote: "Such an iconic photo! I wish I knew who the Soviets are in this picture... photo courtesy #Ausaja."
See Shabana Azmi's post here:
And here's the photo from the aforementioned fan club:
Hema Malini, Rakhee, soviet actress Irina Akulova, Shabana Azmi (@AzmiShabana), Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan, soviet filmmaker Mikhail Ershov and Sanjeev Kumar. pic.twitter.com/DW2AuOkuRm— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) May 4, 2019
Amjad Khan, Sanjeev Kumar and Hema Malini worked together in blockbuster Sholey, which released in 1975. Shabana Azmi's films with Hema Malini are Swami, Ram Tera Desh and Suraag. Zeenat Aman featured alongside Shabana Azmi in 1982's Ashanti.
Amjad Khan died in July 1992 at the age of 51 years. Sanjeev Kumar, the star of films like Andhi, Koshish and Musam, died on November 6 in 1985.
In terms of work, Shabana Azmi, who has won five National Awards, has worked in over 100 films. She is also a renowned theatre artiste. She made her film debut with the 1974 movie Ankur, for which she won her first National Award for the Best Actress. She has featured in critically-acclaimed films like Arth, Bhavna, Neerja, Khandar, Masoom, Paar, Tehzeeb, Godmother, Fire and Sati among many others. She has also been honoured with the Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Award.