Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has been diagnosed with swine flu during a routine check-up for cough and cold. She is recuperating in the hospital; Indian media confirmed the news with Azmi’s verification.
However, she is using the time for productive pursuits. “Rarely, do I get a chance to lie back and introspect. This is an enforced break for me,” said Shabana.
“I have not been in contact with any swine whatsoever. But I am in hospital recovering fast,” she added.
Meanwhile, the actress has been scheduled to visit Karachi this month to take part in a conference on the acclaimed poet Kaifi Azmi.
Kaif Azmi was Shabana Azmi’s father. According to a report, Shabana Azmi and her husband Javed Akhtar will arrive in Karachi to attend the conference on February 23 & 24.
The visas of the Indian speakers are in the process. The event is scheduled to take place at The Arts Council, Karachi.
The festival will pay tribute to the renowned poet and many famous personalities from Pakistan and across the border have been invited to attend.
Shabana Azmi and her husband are no strangers to attending events in Karachi. The couple also took part in the Faiz Festival in Lahore which took place last year.