Veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi and her husband renowned poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar will be attending a conference in Karachi which will pay homage to Shabana Azmi’s father, noted poet Kaifi Azmi.
While speaking to Indian Express, an office bearer of the Arts Council confirmed the news. “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,” he said on Tuesday.
He added that Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar have confirmed that they would be coming to Karachi for the event, which is set to be held on February 23 and 24 at the Arts Council. The couple will also address the event.
The secretary of the council, Professor Ejaz Farooqi lauds the platform. “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,” he said.
This is not the first time the duo will be visiting Pakistan. A few months ago, the couple attended the 4th Faiz International Festival and received a warm welcomed from Pakistanis.