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UK Readers: Win tickets to see Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar in Kaifi Aur Main in Birmingham on September 3

25 August 2016 5:58 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Starring Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar, the stage play Kaifi Aur Main is a tribute to the life of the renowned Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi. After, tremendous success in the Us, this exciting show is coming to the UK. On Saturday the 3rd of September at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and on Sunday September 4th at the O2 in London, audiences will get the chance to experience the magic of seeing esteemed actors Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar live. To celebrate Kafi Aur Main, we have a pair of tickets you can win to the show in Birmingham!

The stage production pays tribute to Kaifi Azmi, and recounts the beautiful, real-life love story shared by Kaifi and his wife, Shaukat Azmi, seamlessly juxtaposing romance, humour and tragedy through a theatrical experience that combines live music and stage drama.

The sweeping, romantic saga recounts the journey and struggles of Kaifi’s life »

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Zee TV and Spectrum Events present ‘Kaifi Aur Main’ in association with Akshaya Patra & Deelicious Nazish’s Kitchen

14 July 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After sell-out shows across USA, Canada, India and UAE, UK now plays host to the critically acclaimed theatrical presentation, Kaifi Aur Main, presented by Zee TV and Spectrum Events, taking place on Saturday 3rd September 2016 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham; and Sunday 4th September 2016 at Indigo at The 02, London.

The stage production pays tribute to renowned Urdu poet, Kaifi Azmi, recounting the beautiful, real-life love story shared by Kaifi and his wife, Shaukat Azmi, seamlessly juxtaposing romance, humour and tragedy through a theatrical experience that combines live music and stage drama.

The sweeping, romantic saga recounts the journey and struggles of Kaifi’s life set against the socio-political backdrop of pre-independent India, simultaneously exploring his celebrated works and love story that has inspired generations. The production is brought to life by luminaries of Indian cinema, veteran actress, Shabana Azmi, and renowned poet, lyricist and screenwriter, Javed Akhtar, interwoven with ghazals and »

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Tanvi Azmi brings in a record-shattering 18th National Award into the Azmi-Akhtar Family

9 May 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

With Tanvi Azmi bringing in the 18th National award into the family, the Azmis and Akhtars have accrued a total of 18 National awards.

Informs a member of the Azmi family, "Shabana Azmi's father, Kaifi Azmi won three National awards. Ishan Arya, Shaukat Kaifi's nephew cinematographer of Garam Hawa, won a National award. Javed Akhtar won five National awards, three of them in a row. Shabana Azmi won five National Awards; she too won three of them in a row. This is the only instance of a husband-wife pair winning five awards each and doing a hat trick!"

Tabu, who is Shabana Azmi's niece, has won two National awards. Farhan Akhtar has won one National award. And now, Tanvi Azmi for Bajirao Mastani.

So, that's 18 National awards in one family! Even the Minister Of Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley remarked, "The list of awardees in this family keeps extending! »

- Subhash K. Jha

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