Shabana Azmi for the preparation of a role in the upcoming Bollywood film Chalk n Duster travelled in the local train to get a firsthand experience. The actress travelled in the train to understand how it felt to commute in a jam packed compartment.
Currently working in a movie based on teachers, the actress travelled from Andheri to Virar with her entourage. She did this to understand how a middle class teacher, endured the pain and struggles of daily life. She also engaged in a heart-to-heart chat with a few fellow commuters and learnt about their daily struggles to reach work in time.
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.
The film Chalk n Duster is about teachers, the education system and how the system has been commercialized 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 have been penned by the seasoned Javed Akhtar. The movie is produced by Subhash Singh and Sonali Singh under the 3S Creations banner.