Shabana Azmi’s latest movie What Does Love Have To Do With It? has been making a lot of noise since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. The film is directed by Shekhar Kapur and features such prominent actors as Emma Thompson, Lily James alongside Jeff Mirza Asim, Shazad Latif and Sajal Aly. At TIFF, the film received an “overwhelming” response from viewers. Now Shabana Azmi has shared an invisible photo of herself with the What Does Love Have To Do With It? team. Here we can spot Shekhar Kapur, Lily James, screenwriter Jemima Khan, Jeff Mirza and Asim Chaudhry. For the caption, she wrote: “What Does Love Have To Do With It – The writer, Jemima Khan, director Shekhar Kapur, the cast – Lily James Shabana Azmi, Jeff Mirza, Asim. Emma Thompson, Shazad Latif and Sajal Aly are missing.”
Here’s the post we’re talking about:
What should love do? is a cross-cultural rom-com. When the film premiered at TIFF this year, Shabana Azmi shared glimpses of the star cast’s red carpet moments and wrote about the reaction the film received at the film festival.
Posting a photo with Lily James and Sajal Aly, the veteran actress said: “With lovely Lily James and Sajal Aly at the Toronto Film festival where our film, Shekhar Kapur’s What Does Love Have To Do With It? got 2 standing ovations.”
In another update from the TIFF, Shabana Azmi said: “Red carpet TIFF for the premiere of Shekhar Kapur’s What Does Love Have To Do With It?…got 2 standing ovations…People laughed, people cried and the response was overwhelming. Bravo Jemima Khan, Lily James, Sajal Aly and most importantly Shekhar Kapur. We missed the wonderful Emma Thompson.”
Shabana Azmi also showed us a message she received from Oscar winner Emma Thompson, who was unable to attend the TIFF premiere. “Emma Thompson’s message to me on Shekhar Kapur’s What’s love got to do with it?it reads.
The film also features Nikkita Chadha, Haqi Ali, Yassine Anaddam in pivotal roles, among others. Watch the trailer of What’s love got to do with it? here:
The film will be released in UK cinemas on January 27 next year.