Bollywood is hearing some sad news back-to-back. Earlier this week, we heard Bollywood’s ace designer and filmmaker Karan Johar’s best friend, Manish Malhotra’s father passing away due to illness. Last night we learned that veteran actor and Shabana Azmi's mother Shaukat Kaifi breathed her last on Friday evening due to age-related illness. As the Akhtar family were mourning, they found support from the industry colleagues, who stood by them in this weakest phase.
To pay their last respects, we saw quite a few Bollywood celebs arriving like Tabu, Boney Kapoor, Urmilla Matondkar, and Sayami Kher,ace designer Manish Malhotra, to name a few, who were spotted outside Shabana’s residence. According to the Times Of India report, she was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, for certain days and was in the ICU. The reports further said that they had brought her home late last night. The last rites will be held on Saturday noon.
Shaukat Kaifi who was an actress herself and was married to renowned poet Kaifi Azmi was last seen in the film Shaadi Ali's Saathiya. After Kaifi Azmi's demise in 2002, she wrote an autobiography, "Kaifi and I" which has also been adapted to a play "Kaifi Aur Main". It premiered in Mumbai in 2006 on the fourth death anniversary of Kaifi Azmi.
The play has been performed by Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar. She appeared in about a dozen films, with significant roles in major films like Garam Hawa and Umrao Jaan. She was a noted theatre artist and she appeared in over a dozen plays.
May her soul rest in peace!
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