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Shabana Azmi Down With Swine Flu



A  routine checkup for  cough and  cold has landed Shabana Azmi in hospital  with  a severe  bout of swine flu.

She  is recuperating fast. But using the  time in  productive pursuits.

“Rarely do I get a  chance to lie back and introspect. This is an enforced break  for me  , and one that was  long due,” says Shabana Azmi who has been travelling widely  in  connection with celebarations  for the centenary  of her father the  great Kaifi Azmi.

Shabana says she is constantly surprised  by how  much  the  young  people  know about Abba(Father)’s work. It’s almost like  a renaissance to  hear  the young recite his poems. To use  his lines whenever they make are needed.So yes, I’ve been working hard to  meet deadlines  for  various events in Abbba’s memory.”

Shabana says she  doesn’t where she  acquired  the  swine flu. “I have  not been  in contact with any swine whatsoever.But I am  in  hospital  recovering fast.”

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