Shabana recalled the time when her father and legendary poet Kaifi Azmi had a mandate that the doors of their family home Janki Kutir in Juhu, Mumbai should always be open to all kinds of people and never be locked no matter what.
She told a news portal that a lot of her institute friends who had no place to stay in Mumbai, used to stay with them. Some of them like Zarina Wahab and Kanwaljit Singh were house guests. Her father and mother were always encouraging.
Talking about Mithun, Shabana said that the then-struggling actor had a lot of insecurities about him. He was always conscious about his jutting teeth and used to smile with his mouth closed. He was also conscious about the fact that he had dark complexion.
Though a lot of those insecurities had gone as he worked in the institute, Shabana said that it was because of her mother that Mithun could fully drop his inhibitions. She credited her parents, especially her mother who encouraged him so much.
Last year, Mithun had spoken about being disrespected for his skin colour. He had said that he doesn’t want anybody to go through what he has been through in his life.