New Delhi: A video of noted Indian lyricist Javed Akhtar engaged in a playful jam session with Pakistani actor Ali Zafar is winning many eyeballs on social media.
Javed Akhtar was on a recent visit to Pakistan’s Lahore to attend the 7th Faiz festival organized in memory of renowned Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
While Akhtar’s straight talk on Pakistan’s complicity in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks is winning hearts back home, his video of jam session is also viral on the internet where the lyricist is seen having a jam session with Pakistani actor Ali Zafar on a Kishore Kumar classic song.
Ali Zafar can be seen crooning on a Kishore Kumar classic song – “Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main”. The song was penned by Akhtar in 1984 for film ‘Mashaal’.
It was an honour to host him. I have always believed art & music transcends boundaries and is the best way to bring people together. Love is the ONLY way to peace. Thank you @Javedakhtarjadu sahab for gracing us with your presence. Thank you Faiz sahab for keeping us connected. https://t.co/08lnMT2b6o
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) February 20, 2023
The video was shared by a Twitter user named Haroun Rashid. In the video, Javed Akhtar can be sitting among the crowd while Zafar crooning the song for the lyricist. Later, he also joins Zafar and together enthrall the crowd with their melodious exchange.
As the video posted by Haroun Rashid circulated on social media, Pak actor retweeted it and thanked ‘Javed Sahab’ for gracing the occasion.
“I have always believed art & music transcends boundaries and is the best way to bring people together. Love is the ONLY way to peace,” he wrote while heaping praise on the veteran writer.
Elated netizens react
The video elicited many responses from the netizens and also fetched more than 4 lakh views on Twitter alone. People gushed over the classic jam session on an Indian classic song from the 1970s.