28 October 2013 3:49 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Encomiums and Shabana Azmi are bum chums. In her career of 41 years she has collected more awards-National and popular-than any other Indian actor. Shabana's retrospectives are held at film festivals all over the world, almost every year.

Now she and her dazzling oeuvre head for the prestigious River To River film festival in Florence where, between November 22 and November 27, Shabana's best works from Shyam Benegal's Ankur to Mahesh Bhatt's Arth and Vinay Shukla's Godmother to Deepa Mehta's Fire and Mahesh Dattani's Morning Raga are to be screened.

Last year the River To River festival had a retrospective of Amitabh Bachchan's films.

That isn't all. The Cultural Councillor of the Region Tuscany Cristina Scaletti will be giving to Shabana the Pegasus of the Region Tuscany award on the opening evening of November 22.

Shabana has had many retrospectives such as the one at the »


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