12 Things to Know About 'Naam Shabana'

by imdb_india_editors | last updated - 28 Mar 2017

In this spin-off from the 2015 movie Baby, we learn more about secret agent Shabana, played by Tapsee Pannu.

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Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar, and Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana (2017)

Anupam Kher, Tapsee Pannu, and Akshay Kumar reprise their roles as elite counter-intelligence agents in this spin-off from the 2015 movie Baby.

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Danny Denzongpa in Naam Shabana (2017)

Danny Denzongpa also returns as Feroz Ali Khan, head of the counter-terrorism task force.

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Prithviraj Sukumaran in Naam Shabana (2017)

In addition to returning members of Baby's ensemble cast, Naam Shabana features Pritviraj Sukumaran and Manoj Bajpayee in leading roles.

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Manoj Bajpayee in Naam Shabana (2017)

Manoj Bajpayee plays Ranvir Singh, chief of intelligence. Singh spots Shabana and brings her into the agency.

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Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana (2017)

Naam Shabana is a spin-off rather than a prequel because rather than provide the backstory for the events in Baby, Naam Shabana tracks the backstory of a single character.

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Manoj Bajpayee in Naam Shabana (2017)

Manoj Bajpayee previously worked with Naam Shabana writer Neeraj Pandey in Special 26.

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Akshay Kumar in Naam Shabana (2017)

Tapsee Pannu found the prospect of working with a major action star like Akshay Kumar intimidating, because of the high bar Akshay Kumar sets.

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Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana (2017)

In Baby, Akshay Kumar had a lead role, whereas Tapsee Pannu had a 20-minute role.

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Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana (2017)

Tapsee Pannu's brief performance in Baby impressed Akshay Kumar and led to this spin-off, where the plot centers on Shabana's backstory.

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Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana (2017)

Tapsee Pannu is trained in mixed martial arts, aikido, and krav maga.

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Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana (2017)

Tapsee Pannu's role in Pink started a national conversation about gender equality; with Naam Shabana she seems poised to inspire more woman-centered action movies.

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Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana (2017)

Tapsee Pannu has said that she found it hard to relate to a character who fights and kills like it's no big deal, but her performance in the trailer looks convincing.



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