SIFA 2018 : Rhymes of Love by the Power Couple – Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi

Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 is back, celebrating art from 26 April 2018 – 12 May 2018.
Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 presents diverse and distinctive works of art from Singapore and around the world that ignites the imagination, inspires myriad audiences, and provokes reflection and dialogue. There is a showcase of a wide variety of theatre, music, dance, literary and visual arts at the arts festival across over ten performance spaces, including the Festival House, located at The Arts House.

Special Feature in SIFA 2018:

An enchanting evening of lyrical Urdu poetry, and discussion with acclaimed poet Javed Akhtar and his wife, renowned actress Shabana Azmi
Javed Akhtar, noted Indian scriptwriter, lyricist and poet, and his wife  Shabana Azmi, renowned actress and activist come together for a mesmerizing evening of lyrical Urdu poetry. This will be followed by a riveting conversation on poetry, cinema, arts and social issues – topics close to their hearts. Javed, who is an eminent writer, social activist, and commentator, will recite a selection of his poetry in Urdu while Shabana will complement his recitation with translations of the poems into English.

This creative couple from the Hindi Film industry has the distinct honour of being given the National Award five times in their respective fields with three of them in a row –  an unparalleled achievement.
For residents in Singapore, who are ardent lovers of Urdu poetry and also huge Javed Akhtar fans, book your tickets now!


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Shwetank Gupta April 26, 2018 at 10:48 pm

Good actors also

Santwona Patnaik April 26, 2018 at 11:07 pm

I don’t think Javed Akhtar is an actor. Has he acted in any films? I’m not too sure.

Bisma Kanwal April 26, 2018 at 10:57 pm

How nice!

Santwona Patnaik April 26, 2018 at 11:05 pm

I wish I could take up a flight to Singapore and attend this festival right away!

Deepika April 27, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Great news let me share this one

Shweta May 10, 2018 at 10:32 pm

Superb news.

Munendra Rathore May 31, 2018 at 7:57 pm

Good one

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