Lyricist & poet Javed Akhtar’s video has gone viral on social media where he called out Pakistan-sponsored terrorism on Pakistani soil. Recently, Bollywood poet & lyricist writer Javed Akhtar was in Pakistan, Lahore to attend the Faiz Festival 2023 (in the honor of renowned Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz). In this festival, Javed Akhtar interacted with the poets and addressed the audience.
A video is going viral on social media from the festival in which the legendary poet & lyricist can be seen reminding Pakistan of the 26/11 terror attacks. He said that the neighboring country Pakistan should not feel bad If India complains about the attackers who are still roaming around in Pakistan. In the video, you must listen to What Javed Akhtar said…
Lyricist Javed Akhtar responded to a question from someone who asked him to bring the message of peace & brotherhood back to India. “You’ve been to Pakistan many times,” the person questioned. Do you tell your people that Pakistani are lovely people who aren’t just bombing us? We also welcomed us with garlands and affection when you return?” “Mehdi Hassan was a legendary figure in India,” Javed said. When he came to India, Shabana (Azmi) hosted him. And I wrote for the occasion, which Lata Mangeshkar & Asha Bhosle attended.
Faiz sahab visited India as an exemplary leader. And we broadcast this globally. Have you ever watched interviews with Kaifi (Azmi), Sahir (Ludhianvi), or (Ali) Sardar Jafri on PTV? We aired in India, and it happened there… Thus the communication restriction comes from both sides. Maybe more from yours.” The saddest part is that many guests in the hall clapped after hearing his remarks.