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Pakistan artistes discomfited over Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancelling Karachi visit

Pakistan artistes discomfited over Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancelling Karachi visit

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancelling Karachi visit
12:10:00 | 18-Feb-2019 34

The literary and humanities community of Pakistan has expressed disappointment over Shabana Azmi and husband Javed Akhtar cancelling their Karachi visit, within the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.

“Shabana and Javed sahab have perpetually been seen as progressive those who have spoken come in favour of bettering Indo-Pak relations. thus their reaction to the Pulwama incident has return as a surprise to the humanities and literary community in Karachi,” Omair Alavi, a well known film critic, said.

The Arts Council of Pakistan, on Saturday, aforesaid it regretted the 2 artistes’ call. Arts Council president Ahmed monarch additionally expressed regrets over Akhtar’s comments. “His comments don’t appear applicable for a literary person.”

Shabana Azmi on Friday aforesaid she and Javed Akhtar have set to not attend Kaifi Azmi’s birth centenary celebrations in Karachi. The couple was invited to Pakistan by the Karachi Arts Council for a two-day event.

After the attack, Azmi aforesaid she feels weakened in her belief that people-to-people contact will force the institution to try to to the proper thing.

The Arts Council president aforesaid he felt sorry that Azmi has lost hope. “I don’t criticise her however we tend to deeply feel saddened the manner she had expressed disappointment when the Pulwama attack,” he said.

“We firmly believe that artistes and {people|and other people|and folks} who are regarded for their literary and inventive contribution are those who offer hope to people. They ne’er bilk them. however this point, Shabana Azmi sounds very foiled.”

The Arts Council is organising a conference on February twenty three and twenty four to mark the one hundredth birth day of author Kaifi Azmi. several celebrated poets and literary personalities from Pakistan and different components of the planet are invited for the event. Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar had earlier this month confirmed their visit to town to attend the two-day event.

Veteran actor Shakeel additionally expressed unhappiness that the husband and mate weren’t coming back.

“The sadder part is that when perpetually having spoken up against extremism and in favour of people-to-people contact, they need currently given up hope,” he said.

Meanwhile, Pakistani cinema theater homeowners, distributors and exhibitors concern their business would take successful as they expect a robust reaction from the Indian cinema business.

Nadeem Mandiwalla, a well known importer, distributor and shower of Indian films, who additionally owns a cineplex in Karachi and different cities, aforesaid he feared for the more serious.

“The manner things are going, I concern terribly shortly we are going to be seeing the Indian industry additionally stop the export of their films to Pakistani distributors love it happened few years back,” he said.

Nadeem aforesaid if Indian films weren’t created on the market, it might badly hit the Pakistani entertainment industry, particularly the cinema homeowners.


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