Shabana Azmi calls Javed Akhtar’s ex-wife Honey Irani ‘generous’, credits her for the bond with Farhan and Zoya | Bollywood

Distinguished actress Shabana Azmi expressed her views on her amicable connection with Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. Shabana was speaking in an interview with Zoom, where she discussed her rapport with both of them and attributed it to Honey for her ‘kind-heartedness.’ (Also read: Shabana Azmi reveals Javed Akhtar says their marriage lasted 4 decades because they ‘don’t meet too frequently’)

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Honey Irani, Shibani Dandekar, Farhan Akhtar, and Tanvi Azmi pose together.

What Shabana conveyed

In the interview, when Shabana was inquired about her close bond with Farhan and Zoya, she mentioned, “It is because of Honey’s kind-heartedness! It could’ve not been achievable if Honey had not been so kind to share them [with me]. She did that from the time they (Zoya and Farhan) were young kids. Once they understood that I wasn’t the ‘evil stepmother’ from fairy tales, it became a lot simpler.”

‘I would attribute much to Honey…’

Shabana further stated, “The truth is I didn’t impose myself on them and didn’t try too hard. I just let things happen naturally. I let things take their own course. It is really a very lovely bond. I would attribute a lot to Honey for that but also to myself, and to Javed and the kids. Today, when you observe us, we resemble a family. She (Honey) is like a part of the family.”

Javed Akhtar was married to former child artist and writer Honey Irani, with whom he had two children, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. Their relationship deteriorated around 1980. Javed fell in love with Shabana Azmi and they tied the knot in 1984. All of them are often seen at family gatherings. The family gathered to celebrate Holi together earlier this year.

On the professional front, Shabana last appeared in Karan Johar’s movie Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani.

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