Mumbai, May 14 : Shabana Azmi travels by train to get first hand experience of how it feels to be a commuter in jam packed compartment on an weekday afternoon.
She was preparing for her upcoming movie titled Chalk n Duster.
Currently working in a movie based on teachers, the actress travelled from Andheri to Virar with her entourage to see how it feels to be a middle class teacher, to endure their pain and struggle.
She also got in a heart-to-heart chat with a few fellow commuters and learnt about their daily endeavours to reach work in time. It was a refreshing journey for the former National award winning actress.
The movie stars actresses Juhi Chawla, Zarina Wahab, Divya Dutta in major roles along with Anupam Kher, Jackie Shroff, Sameer Soni and Arya Babbar in pivotal roles.
Chalk n Duster is about teachers, the education system and the commercialization of the system in the country.
Chalk n Duster is written by Ranjeev Varma and directed by Jayant Gilatar.
The music is composed by Sandesh Shandilya, while the lyrics for the film are penned by the seasoned Javed Akhtar. The movie is produced by Subhash Singh and Sonali Singh under the 3S Creations banner.