Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi and her husband, a celebrated poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar will visit Karachi. The couple will be visiting in Feburary to be present at a literary festival. The festival is being held in order to pay a tribute to, Kaifi Azmi, Shabana’s father.
In addition, the occasion will be two day long and will be held on February 23 and 24 at the Karachi Arts Council. The festival will pay homage to the legendary poet. Many eminent people from Pakistan and India are requested to be a part of this event.
A member of the Arts Council stated, “We have invited Kaifi Azmi’s daughter Shabana Azmi and her husband Javed Akhtar for the event besides some other notable cultural personalities from India,”
Professor Ejaz Farooqi, administrator of the council, stated his views on the arrival of these personalities on this event. He said that this is a remarkable platform where artists can from the subcontinent can collaborate and interact. He further shared that he has high hopes with the event and knows that it will be a success.
In the previous year, the two visited Lahore in November for Faiz Ahmed Faiz festival.
Confirmation of the couple’s attendance is confirmed. Moreover, they intend to speak with the general public as well. Such events must take place more often in order to improve the relationship between these neighboring countries.