Azmi was Bose’s first choice for the role. She even asked Farhan to put in a word. Shabana has loved her role. But the only problem is that Shabana’s dates that Shonali needs are clashing with Steven Spielberg’s Halo Season 2.
“Shabana is trying her best to work around the date clash. Halo is a commitment she made long before she was offered Shonali’s series,” says a source in the know. “But she is excited about working with Shonali for the first time, and her son Farhan the second time.”
Akhtar has previously directed Azmi in a short film titled Positive which also starred Boman Irani.