MUMBAI: After a long gap of 18 years, two of
the most accomplished actors of Indian cinema
Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi are working
together in a ten-minute short Rice Plate directed
by Rohit Roy in Sanjay Guptas Dus Kahaniyaan.
on 23 November 2007, Eros International and
White Feather Films first project together
Dus Kahaniyaan has an unusual concept. Produced
by Sanjay Dutt and Sanjay Gupta, it has 10 stories
directed by six different directors including
Apurva Lakhia, Hansal Mehta, Jasmeet Dhodi,
Meghna Gulzar, Rohit Roy and Sanjay Gupta himself.
Plate illustrates the communal divide in Mumbai.
Shabana, who plays an orthodox Tamil Brahmin
in Rice Plate, has undergone a complete transformation
to get her Tamilian accent, tone and gait right.
However this isn't the first time she plays
a Tamil, having played such a role in Mahesh
Dattani's Morning Raga. Whereas, Naseer plays
a Muslim. The film is about a life-changing
chance encounter between these two strangers
from totally different cultural zones.
memorable performances together in movies like
Paar, Sparsh and Masoom, audiences will wait
to see them creating magic once again.