Published On: Fri, Nov 20th, 2015

Naseeruddin Shah comes for Faiz International Festival


Experienced and famous artist of Bollywood, Naseeruddin Shah, has come in Lahore to contribute in the continuing Faiz International Festival. He is arrived together with a seven-member delegation, along with his wife Ratna Pathak.

Discussing in an interview, he stated that “I have arrived to revive friendly relations between India and Pakistan.” He further stated that the reason of his visit is to give honor to revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, who himself was an advocate of peace between the two neighbors.

“I have for all the time got enormous love and pleasure in Lahore and it is accurate that the people of both countries are similar. Artists from both sides have before played a significant character in strengthening bilateral ties and this procedure requirement to be restarted,” revealed Shah.

“Chances akin to these are huge for artistic swap,” he further stated. Throughout the fair that is being organized concurrently at Alhmara and Falettis Hotel in the metropolis, Shah will be displaying four shows of his play.

Additional than Shah’s group, Indian movie producer and poet Muzaffar Ali will also be contributing, whereas further theatre performers have also come. Well-known Indian singer Sonam Kalra and Pakistani Singer Tina Sani have been fastened in for a musical presentation as well.

Thirty literary debates and four theatre presentations will be organized throughout the four- day-festival. An impressive poetry session, including poets from both countries, will obtain centre stage beside stimulating discussions on a diversity of topics. Five book launches, five musical and two dance presentations are also planned.

Shah also rewarded a visit to Faiz’s home and talked about preparations for the festival. He was welcomed by Faiz’s daughters Muniza Hashmi and Saleema Hashmi and grandson Adeel Hashmi.

“We are going onward with Faiz’s mission and in this association we are performaning a lot of plans to make the populace awake regarding Faiz’s ideology,” stated Saleema Hashmi.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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