A lot of credit goes to their mom Honey Irani: Shabana Azmi on sharing a great equation with Zoya and Farhan Akhtar


Shabana Azmi is looking forward to the release of her upcoming film Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. The veteran actress in a recent interview spoke about her relationship with Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar, children of her husband Javed Akhtar from his first marriage to Honey Irani. She credited Honey for the lovely relationship she gets to share with the latter’s children, Zoya and Farhan.

Talking about how they all share a great bond, Shabana said, “We are very friendly. I have a great relationship with them based on friendship and trust. I value Farhan and Zoya very much and I think they value me. I think a lot of that credit goes to their mom Honey (Irani). I must say that she was very generous. If she had decided that the kids would not be friends with me, then they couldn’t have been friends with me.”

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She further said, “So, I have to accept in all honesty that I owe it to Honey that I have such a beautiful relationship not only with her children but also with her. We have a beautiful, happy bond. And I don’t poke my nose in their business. If I feel there is something they would rather not talk about, I do not talk about it.”

Javed Akhtar was married to Honey Irani previously. They got separated in 1978 and then he married Shabana in 1984.

(Source: Filmfare)