Bollywood renowned poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar and his wife actor Shabana Azmi, will arrive in Karachi for two days visit on February 23 and 24 in Karachi this month following an official invitation by the Arts Council in Karachi to attend literary festival; which will pay homage to Shabana’s father, Kaifi Azmi.
“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,” an office bearer of the Arts Council said on Tuesday (Feb 5)
“It is a great opportunity for notable and popular writers, poets and artists from India to interact with their Pakistani counterparts and we are confident the festival will be a success,” Professor Ejaz Farooqi, secretary of the council, said. Talking to local news channel Rozina also stated that Akhtar and Azmi have confirmed that they would be coming to Karachi for the event. The couple will also address the public. The couple earlier visited Lahore in November last year for Faiz Ahmed Faiz festival.
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24 July, 2019