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Shabana wants to get rid of dependence on mobile phone

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Veteran Azmi, who will turn a year older on September 18, says that she wants to get rid of her dependence on the mobile phone.

She is currently in Karjat shooting for "The Moghuls", a for Hotstar produced by Nikkhil Advani.

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"This is the first (for Hotstar) that I am doing. The reach of the medium is tremendous. 'The Moghuls' is an adaptation of Alex Rutherford's historical book. It deals with Moghul history all the way from to Aurangzeb," said

What fascinated Shabana was the space and attention given to the women figures from Moghul history.

She feels women have been treated with scant attention by Moghul historians.

"I mean, everyone knows because built the for her. But what was she really like? I play Babur's grandmother Not much is known about her. But she was the power behind the throne. When was 12, she made sure he was crowned "

Shabana enjoys the freedom offered by the web. "One can tell a story as elaborately as one wants. Though is little-known outside the domain of history books my character is done at length. I am shooting for 40 days for 'The Moghuls'."

So Shabana would be celebrating her birthday on the sets of "The Moghuls". Any birthday thoughts?

"Yes, to get rid of my dependence on the mobile phone. My phone has just crashed. And I feel no anxiety about losing my numbers. On the contrary, it is extremely liberating to not have to depend constantly on the phone.

"So yes, this birthday I'd like to return to basic face-to-face conversations with people whom I care for."

She reveals her husband is far more dependent on the mobile phone than she.

"He says my mobile phone is the most immobile phone in the world because I never take it with me. He watches a lot of shows on his phone."



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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 17:30 IST