The festival, at the Diggi palace, will host thought-provoking conversations and debates involving the filmmakers and artistes.
Mira Nair, Javed Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj to speak at Jaipur Literature Festival 2018
Jaipur - 19 Dec 2017 18:34 IST
Updated : 19:40 IST
Celebrities like Mira Nair, Javed Akhtar and Vishal Bhardwaj are all geared up to attend the 11th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival which will take place from 25 to 29 January 2018.
Held at the Diggi palace in Jaipur, the festival, an amalgamation of not just literature but the arts as well, will host thought-provoking conversations and debates involving the filmmakers and artistes.
Nair, who has films like Salaam Bombay (1989), Monsoon Wedding (2001), The Namesake (2007) and Queen of Katwe (2016) to her credit, will be part of a session with Sanjoy K Roy, managing director of Teamwork Arts. She will be speaking about her work, beliefs and obsessions.
Bhardwaj, a multi-faceted filmmaker who has projects like Maqbool (2004), Omkara (2006) and Haider (2014) to his credit, will dive into Shakespeare's masterpieces. In another session, he will shed light on cinematic narrative, literature and music, and the parallel line between the arts.
He will also launch his new book of poems, Nude.
Javed Akhtar will rekindle the magic of poetry to celebrate this literary legacy in a session along with his wife, veteran actress Shabana Azmi. He will also speak on the continuing traditions of Urdu literature.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has films like Black Friday (2007), Dev.D (2009) and Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012) to his name, will also be present at the literature festival.
Actress Soha Ali Khan, daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and the late former cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, will take a pragmatic approach in a session on fame and glitz in the film industry based on her memoir The Perils of Being Moderately Famous.