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Naseeruddin Shah.–Photo by AFP

LAHORE: Veteran film, television and theatre actor Naseeruddin Shah arrived in Lahore on Wednesday night from Delhi along with his actress wife Ratna Pathak and daughter Hiba Shah.

He was received at the airport by Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s daughter Moneeza Hashmi and her son Adeel Hashmi.

Talking to the media at the Lahore airport, Mr Shah said he had come to Pakistan on the invitation of the Faiz Foundation Trust to present a medley of plays based on short stories of famous Indian writer Ismat Chughtai.

He said he had come to Pakistan with a message of peace and love, adding that more relaxation should be made in the visa policy to increase people-to-people contact between the two countries.

“I move here without security and whenever I come to Pakistan I feel at home,” said Shah.

About the Pakistani movie Zinda Bhag in which Shah is also acting, he said the post-production work was on and he would come to Pakistan to attend the premiere of the film.

A large number of people were present at the airport to catch a glimpse of the celebrated actor.

The play Ismat Apa Ke Naam will be jointly presented by the Faiz Foundation Trust and Mumbai’s Motely Company on Dec 1 and 2.

The event is being organized to raise funds for Faiz Ghar, the Faiz Museum and the cultural centre run by the Faiz Foundation Trust in Model Town.

Comments (7) Closed

Nov 30, 2012 06:07am
oyes!! A nice and brilliant activity and gathering and like Shah sb!!
Nov 30, 2012 09:08am
Nice effort to promote Pakistan
Dec 04, 2012 11:01am
so nice of shah that he had visit N.C.A and it's a pleasure for us to welcome him with his family and that escalate the indo-pak relation.
Nov 29, 2012 04:32pm
Mr Shah must work to promote relations including KASHMIR.
Nov 29, 2012 04:04pm
well done. so nice to see artistic/cultural activities still happening, artists are the saviour of world, god bless those keeping up the flame.
U. Saifi
Nov 29, 2012 01:31pm
We had an opportunity to see 'Ismat Apa Kay Naam' in Toronto. The narration by Naseeruddin Shah and the rest was excellent and kept us mesmerised for the whole duration. I urge Faiz Foundation to hold the program in other cities of Pakistan also.
ch.subba rao
Dec 01, 2012 04:23pm
I am happy to see naseeruddin in pakistan.he is a great actor and of course great ambassador to both countries.pakistan should not ban indian models and in india we are welcoming pakistan artists .