should ask Farhan and Zoya why they just cast me as my husband's
'trophy wife' in a party scene. For Dimple Kapadia's role, Rekha
was Zoya's choice, not me. But I'm glad Dimple did it. She has
done a brilliant job. In one key sequence, you can see every nerve
in Dimple's being pulsating with emotion," said Shabana.
The veteran actress watched the film in Chandigarh
while shooting for "Decent Arrangement".
"My two favourite scenes are the one where
the refrigerator suddenly lands up at Konkona's doorstep and the
final scene where she holds Farhan's hands and tells him she knows
he's selfish and is okay with the existence of such people. Everyone
has gone ga-ga over that final scene. Hats off to Jadoo (Javed
Akhtar) for his dialogues. And I'm so proud of my daughter Zoya,"
She says that for Zoya it hasn't been an easy
"Imagine this girl's struggle. She couldn't
direct the 'Luck By Chance' script, then she went to another script
and then returned to 'Luck By Chance'. Who says it's easy for
kids born within the industry?"
Shabana's close friend Anuradha Parikh was the
art director for "Luck By Chance".
"Anuradha is basically an architect. She
has done my home. And now she's done the art direction in 'Luck
By Chance'. It was so important to have some non-industry eyes
looking at the goings-on in the industry. That's why Anuradha
and the cinematographer Carlos Catalan were brought in."
Ask her about the American film and she refuses
to divulge any details.
"I'm not allowed to talk about it. I stayed
at an undisclosed hotel and we tried to work as quietly as possible.
All I can say is, it's being directed by a young filmmaker from
Philadelphia. The romantic lead is played by Americans. And no,
they aren't Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie."