On Kaifi Azmi's Birthday Centenary, Mee Raqsam Screening Attended by Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar

Mee Raqsam's narrative is about a father-daughter relationship which stands as a tribute to Shabana Azmi and Baba Azmi's father Kaifi Azmi.

On Kaifi Azmi's Birthday Centenary, Mee Raqsam Screening Attended by Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar

Aamir, Madhuri, Farhan, Shibani joined special screening of Mee Raqsam

Highlights

  • Azmis and Akhtars got together for Kaifi Azmi's birth centenary
  • Special screening of 'Mee Raqsam' was hosted by Baba Azmi
  • Baba Azmi paid tribute to his father - late poet Kaifi Azmi
New Delhi:

On late poet Kaifi Azmi's birth centenary, many celebrities got together for a special screening of his son Baba Azmi's first directorial work Mee Raqsam, a Hindi feature film, on Tuesday. The screening was held at Sunny Studio in Juhu, Mumbai. The special screening of Mee Raqsam on Kaifi Azmi's birth anniversary was attended by his daughter Shabana Azmi, her husband Javed Akhtar, Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao, Madhuri Dixit and husband Sriram Madhav Nene, Urmila Matondkar, Vidya Balan, designer Manish Malhotra and many others. Javed Akhtar's son Farhan Akhtar arrived with girlfriend Shibani Dandekar.

The feature film's narrative revolves around a father-daughter relationship, which stands as a tribute to Shabana Azmi and Baba Azmi's father Kaifi Azmi. Mee Raqsam started filming on January 17, 2019, which coincides with lyricist Javed Akhtar's birthday. This year called for major celebrations for the Azmis and Akhtars as on January 14, 2020 marked Kaifi Azmi's birth centenary and three days later, Javed Akhtar would be celebrating his 75th birthday.

Have a look at the pictures from the special screening of Mee Raqsam:

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Farhan Akhtar with Shabana Azmi and girlfriend Shibani Dandekar

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Javed Akhtar also attended the event

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Aamir Khan also arrived at the venue

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Aamir Khan's wife Kiran Rao was also at the event

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Madhuri Dixit Nene showed up at the screening with husband Sriram Madhav Nene

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Madhuri Dixit's husband Sriram Madhav Nene

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Mahesh Bhatt with Soni Razdan

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Urmila Matondkar attended the screening on Tuesday

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Vidya Balan also attended the screening

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Designer Manish Malhotra made his presence at the venue

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Rahul Bose with Tannishtha Chatterjee

The film Mee Raqsam was inaugurated in Mijwan, near Lucknow, which is also Kaifi Azmi's hometown. This place has close association to the late poet as he spent his whole life to push the village economically forward as it remained excluded from the rest of the developing cities. Kaifi Azmi believed in the upliftment of people and opened up an NGO with the name Mijwan Welfare Society in 1993.

Continuing the goals set by Kaifi Azmi to help improve the village, designer Manish Malhotra introduced the art of chikankari from Mijwan to the film and fashion industry. After the death of poet Kaifi Azmi on May 10, 2002, his daughter Shabana Azmi took the lead of making her father's dream come true.

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