Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rekha, Vidya Balan attend Kaifi Azmi's birth centenary music event

FP Staff

Jan 15, 2019 14:56:07 IST

A number of Bollywood personalities, including the likes of Rekha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vidya Balan attended the premiere of Raag Shayari, a Tribute to Kaifi Azmi on his birth centenary.

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Urmila Matondkar, Dia Mirza, Vidya Balan, Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar and Juhi Chawla were also present for Raag Shayari




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The renowned Urdu poet and activist Kaifi Azmi, who was born in Uttar Pradesh, has penned some of his most celebrated songs for films Kaagaz Ke Phool, Shola aur Shabnam, Hanste Zakhm, Haqeeqat and Arth, and also written screenplays and dialogues for films Heer and Garm Hawa.

The event saw singer-music composer Shankar Mahadevan singing a selection of Kaifi Azmi's poems with Ustad Zakir Hussain at the tabla. Whereas Javed Akhtar recited some of Kaifi's works in Urdu, Shabana Azmi also read out the English translations from the poet's oeuvre.

Shankar Mahadevan shared an image with Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi from the event.

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Thank you @azmishabana18 Ji and #JavedAktar ji for allowing us to be a part of such an amazing, important occasion where we got a chance to pay tribute to the great Kaifi Saheb🙏🏻 #RaagShayari

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Actor Anil Kapoor described the event as "magic on stage"

Divya Dutta said that the evening was "spellbinding and emotional".

Twinkle Khanna, who also attended the musical event, said that she returned home altered with the experience.

Dia Mirza also shared a clip from the "magical, powerful, profound" event

Updated Date: Jan 15, 2019 14:56:07 IST