Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar in Karachi

Veteran Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi and her husband noted poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar have caused a bit of a frenzy on social media when the couple announced that they will be visiting Karachi soon.

It has been reported that the duo has been invited by Arts Council to attend a conference to commemorate the poetry of Shabana Azmi’s father, Kaifi Azmi.

While talking to an Indian publication, an office bearer of the Arts Council said:

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.

The conference is all set to be held on February 23 and 24 at the Arts Council and the couple has confirmed to attend.

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The Secretary of the council said the event will a great platform for Pakistani artist to interact with the actors.

He added:

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.

This is not the first time Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar will be visiting Pakistan. A few months back, the couple attended the 4th Faiz International Festival and received a warm welcome from Pakistanis.

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The article was first published on Very Filmi.


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