Knowing poetry is must to excel in acting along with life: Shabana Azmi

| Updated: Mar 21, 2017 22:30 IST

Mumbai [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): One of the finest actors in Indian cinema, Shabana Azmi believes that knowing poetry gives an actor the skills to excel in life. She believes it is always beneficial if an actor is also a poet as it gives them the required command over a language. During an event, Shabana made these comments while sharing her acting experiences with the audiences right from her FTII days, and how studying there was an eye opener for her. She also shared a few lines written by her husband Javed Akhtar and threw light on the importance of poems in lives. The event commenced with a spiritual AV, featuring the evolution of acting over the years in Indian cinema, followed by a series of monologues performed by the filmmaking students for the guest of honor. The session was moderated by founder and chairman, WWI, Subhash Ghai. Speaking about her experience at Whistling Woods International she said, "I don't feel like I am a guest here, I feel like a family member of WWI. I have been a part of this institute since its inception, and it is always a pleasure to visit the campus. I want to congratulate each student present in the auditorium, as they have got a wonderful opportunity to study here. I would like to wish all the students good luck for their future." (ANI)

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