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Celebrities including Javed Akhtar, Mahira Khan, and Abida Parveen attend Dubai’s Urdu literary festival.

In Dubai, Jashn-e-Rekhta became the center of attention.

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In a spectacular event that captivated audiences from January 27 to 29, Jashn-e-Rekhta took center stage in Dubai, capturing the spirit of Urdu literature, poetry, and cultural interchange. A multi-faceted festival brought together literary, cinematic, and activist celebrities at Zabeel Park, which had an enchanting metamorphosis into a hub of linguistic and artistic vitality.

The festival promised to be an unforgettable cultural experience by bringing together a wide range of events and stimulating conversations. One of the standout features of Jashn-e-Rekhta was the thought-provoking discussion that featured actor Adeel Hashmi, Pakistani human rights activist Arfa Sayeda Zehra, and the renowned Javed Akhtar.

‘Urdu Tehzeeb Aur Rishton Ki Lazzat,’ an appropriately named panel, explored the complex junction of activism, literature, and language art. The event offered its guests a one-of-a-kind and enlightening intellectual journey, exploring the intricate web of relationships, Urdu culture, and society at large.

The enchanting Mahira Khan joined the legendary Shabana Azmi and Bollywood filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor on the second day of the event, adding to the star-studded roster. ‘Kahaani Se Kirdaar Tak,’ the title of the panel, showcased the collaborative spirit that goes beyond geographical limits while offering insights into the realm of storytelling and character building.

Expressing her delight at attending Jashn-e-Rekhta for the first time, Mahira highlighted the significance of venues like these that bring artists from all over the globe together to celebrate their love of art, share tales, and respect language. This is my first time visiting Jashn-e-Rekhta, and I couldn’t be happier about it,” she said in an Instagram video. The community of artists from all over the world who cherish and adore this language gathers here and shares stories, shair-o-shayari, jokes, and converses. I hope I can return and receive such a platform again and again. Let us gather here and celebrate.

Samina Peerzada, Usmaan Peerzada, and Bee Gul were part of an interesting panel discussion called “Mera Fann, Meri Zindagi” that was supposed to take place on the same day. The panel discussed different parts of creative enthusiasm. The promise of this conversation was that it would shed light on the inner workings of creativity and reveal the depths of the creative process. On the second day, the literary genius Javed Akhtar was supposed to be the focus of yet another fascinating panel discussion, further demonstrating the festival’s dedication to spotlighting the many facets of Akhtar’s talent in Urdu literature.

One of the most anticipated parts of the event was the opening day’s Sufi music session, “Shab-e Rafta,” which promised to mesmerize listeners with the spiritual and emotionally charged music of the Sufi heritage. The festival took on a more mystical tone with this musical interlude, which chimed with the deep cultural roots of Urdu literature. As Abida Parveen captivated the audience with her sensuous music and vocals, they couldn’t help but move to the rhythm.

Celebrities from both India and Pakistan worked together at the event, demonstrating Jashn-e-Rekhta’s aim of bringing people together across cultural and political boundaries. The many different panels, talks, and performances highlighted how art and words can unite people. The Jashn-e-Rekhta in Dubai was a beautiful example of how the Urdu language and literature have had a lasting impact, bringing people together and helping them appreciate the rich cultural diversity that exists in the world via literature and art.

Celebrities including Javed Akhtar, Mahira Khan, and Abida Parveen attend Dubai’s Urdu literary festival.


In Dubai, Jashn-e-Rekhta became the center of attention.

In a spectacular event that captivated audiences from January 27 to 29, Jashn-e-Rekhta took center stage in Dubai, capturing the spirit of Urdu literature, poetry, and cultural interchange. A multi-faceted festival brought together literary, cinematic, and activist celebrities at Zabeel Park, which had an enchanting metamorphosis into a hub of linguistic and artistic vitality.

The festival promised to be an unforgettable cultural experience by bringing together a wide range of events and stimulating conversations. One of the standout features of Jashn-e-Rekhta was the thought-provoking discussion that featured actor Adeel Hashmi, Pakistani human rights activist Arfa Sayeda Zehra, and the renowned Javed Akhtar.

‘Urdu Tehzeeb Aur Rishton Ki Lazzat,’ an appropriately named panel, explored the complex junction of activism, literature, and language art. The event offered its guests a one-of-a-kind and enlightening intellectual journey, exploring the intricate web of relationships, Urdu culture, and society at large.

The enchanting Mahira Khan joined the legendary Shabana Azmi and Bollywood filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor on the second day of the event, adding to the star-studded roster. ‘Kahaani Se Kirdaar Tak,’ the title of the panel, showcased the collaborative spirit that goes beyond geographical limits while offering insights into the realm of storytelling and character building.

Expressing her delight at attending Jashn-e-Rekhta for the first time, Mahira highlighted the significance of venues like these that bring artists from all over the globe together to celebrate their love of art, share tales, and respect language. This is my first time visiting Jashn-e-Rekhta, and I couldn’t be happier about it,” she said in an Instagram video. The community of artists from all over the world who cherish and adore this language gathers here and shares stories, shair-o-shayari, jokes, and converses. I hope I can return and receive such a platform again and again. Let us gather here and celebrate.

Samina Peerzada, Usmaan Peerzada, and Bee Gul were part of an interesting panel discussion called “Mera Fann, Meri Zindagi” that was supposed to take place on the same day. The panel discussed different parts of creative enthusiasm. The promise of this conversation was that it would shed light on the inner workings of creativity and reveal the depths of the creative process. On the second day, the literary genius Javed Akhtar was supposed to be the focus of yet another fascinating panel discussion, further demonstrating the festival’s dedication to spotlighting the many facets of Akhtar’s talent in Urdu literature.

One of the most anticipated parts of the event was the opening day’s Sufi music session, “Shab-e Rafta,” which promised to mesmerize listeners with the spiritual and emotionally charged music of the Sufi heritage. The festival took on a more mystical tone with this musical interlude, which chimed with the deep cultural roots of Urdu literature. As Abida Parveen captivated the audience with her sensuous music and vocals, they couldn’t help but move to the rhythm.

Celebrities from both India and Pakistan worked together at the event, demonstrating Jashn-e-Rekhta’s aim of bringing people together across cultural and political boundaries. The many different panels, talks, and performances highlighted how art and words can unite people. The Jashn-e-Rekhta in Dubai was a beautiful example of how the Urdu language and literature have had a lasting impact, bringing people together and helping them appreciate the rich cultural diversity that exists in the world via literature and art.

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