By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: The Wharton School of the University Of Pennyslvania has said no to a lecture by Narendra Modi. However, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar are proceeding to the prestigious forum for a lecture.
The couple are currently at Cambridge University in London and the London School Of African & Asian Studies this week to address students.
Speaking from London, Shabana said, “We’re here to lecture at the two prestigious universities. At the London School Of African & Asian Studies, we’re addressing students on the topic of, can cinema be used as an instrument for social change with special emphasis on the portrayal of women in our films. At Cambridge University, we are lecturing on women, cinema and poetry. I am also getting an honorary fellowship at the students wing of the London School Of Economic.”
At the London School Of Economics, Shabana and Javed will be honoured for the inspirational work done in films and as agents of social change.
The cherry on the icing would be the lecture at Wharton later in the month.
“It’s a good time for us to feel happy with our lives,” jokes Shabana.