Shabana Azmi to play Osama bin Laden’s wife?
Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow is now in India shooting for her film Zero Dark Thirty which is based on the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.
A part of Chandigarh has been turned into a set resembling Pakistan’s Lahore and many Indian actors are being drafted to play Pakistani characters as the director could not get any Pakistani actors to be part of the film.
According to sources, Bigelow has contacted Shabana Azmi to play the role of Osama bin Laden’s wife. It is not immediately known whether Shabana would accept this controversial role.
The actress has recently completed two international films, Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, which deal with the issue of Islamic identity.