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Bollywood Celebrities to Participate in Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur : The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival will be charmed by the talents of some of the cinema’s greatest finds as it unveils from January 25 to 29 next year.  

As a platform for thought provoking conversations and iconic debates, the Festival has evolved to become a global literary phenomenon. From Rishi Kapoor’s morning rendition of Main Shayyar to Nahi, To Sonam Kapoor’s star-studded presence, the Festival will have it all.

Multi-faceted Indian film director, Vishal Bhardwaj has cinematically interpreted three Shakespearean tragedies into remarkable movies like — MaqboolOmkara and Haider. He will indulge in a riveting session to dive deep into Shakespeare’s masterpieces. In yet another session, he will shed light on cinematic narrative, literature and music, and the parallel line between the arts. This is also where he will formally launch his new book of poems, Nude.

The much-celebrated actor-turned-author, Soha Ali khan is the daughter of a legendary film heroine and a cricket hero. Owing to her royal legacy and Tagore ancestral history, she will take a pragmatic approach in an engrossing session at fame and glitz in the film industry based on her candid memoir ‘The Perils of Being Moderately Famous’.

With a family lineage that can be traced back to seven generations of writers, Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar is truly the epitome of expression. In an extraordinary session, Javed along with Shabana Azmi will rekindle the magic of poetry to celebrate this literary legacy, and the continuing traditions of Urdu literature.

Mira Nair, who kickstarted her film career as an actor has emerged as an acclaimed filmmaker with award-winning documentaries like So Far From India and India Cabaret. She has constantly challenged stereotypes and interrogated the margins in her famed work. In a scintillating session with Sanjoy K. Roy, she will speak about her work, beliefs and obsessions.

The brainchild behind some of the most critically acclaimed Hindi movies like Black Friday, Gangs of Wasseypur and Dev D, Anurag Kashyap has been on quite a spectacular journey as a filmmaker. There’s no doubt his portrayal of real life situations cinematically in movies is impeccable and his presence on the esteemed stage undoubtedly makes the Jaipur Literature Festival unmissable in 2018.

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