February 15, 2011
First Published: 14:54 IST(15/2/2011)
Last Updated: 14:55 IST(15/2/2011)
Singing and dancing to the poetry of eminent Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Bollywood stars Shabana Azmi and Ila Arun enthralled the crowd at the two-day Faiz Peace Festival in Lahore.
“Faiz’s poetry has substance and clarity of thought, which is beyond time and space,” says Shabana Azmi, who was on her third trip to Pakistan. “Faiz was my favourite poet, and this was something that my father Kaifi Azmi, himself a prominent poet, also knew but was never jealous of,” she adds.
The festival celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Faiz, also featured Pakistani artistes like Arshad Mahmood and Tarannum Naz, who joined the Indian contingent.