I have cine(ma) to support me: Urmila Matondkar on Shabana Azmi
Actor-activist Shabana Azmi has accompanied actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar (contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls on a Congress ticket from Mumbai North) for two election rallies. When asked to respond to this development, Matondkar reacted with the iconic Deewar dialogue: "Mere paas (cine)ma hai," and laughed.
Matondkar recalled her introduction to the realm of cinema as a child artiste in Masoom (1983) with Azmi playing her mom. "Internationally acclaimed Shekhar Kapur debuted as a director with this film and I remember how ShabanaJi went out of her way to make me and all the children very comfortable. It was a sensitive subject and we were all too young. I remember how supportive she was of me."