Dia Mirza, who has shared screen space with Shabana Azmi in films like "Tehzeeb" and "Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.", says she is grateful to the veteran actress and social activist to have her humanity inspire her.
The former beauty queen couldn't stop herself from showering Shabana with kind words on her 65th birthday on Friday.
"Dil Dhadakne Do" star Priyanka Chopra went on to call Shabana her favourite. "Happy birthday @AzmiShabana!!! My favourite... Always look up to you so much! Lots of love."
Actress Huma Qureshi agreed with Priyanka. "Happy birthday @AzmiShabana. You are always loved, admired... my absolutely fave actor!!
The veteran actress was touched by the birthday greetings.
"Am overwhelmed by the love and affection of birthday greetings pouring in already. Feel loved and respected. Thank you all. You are my strength," Shabana posted on the micro-blogging site.