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Irrfan and Amartya Sen’s speech kicks off JLF seventh edition

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 18, 2014

Diggi Palace enviro echoed with intellectual thoughts, ideas and words, and lively conversations as the seventh edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival starts here yesterday. The first dayof JLF 2014, after the keynote address by Amartya Sen, which he started by saying, “I decided to use the GSAT-14 communication satellite to communicate well beyond my station in life.”

Bollywood star Irrfan, hero of the Paan Singh Tomar fame, made his presence at a session titled, ‘Naman: Homage to a story teller’. It was on Vijaydan Detha, and his art of storytelling. Irrfan said, “What was most fascinating about him was that he always supported old traditions, but never promoted them with closed eyes.”

Someone from the audience told Irrfan that he did not know of Detha till he saw the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Paheli (which was written by Detha), and that Bollywood should come ahead and be part of more such activities. Irrfan was quick to respond with “Detha was what you call paras pathar. Writers like Detha don’t need stars like SRK for their popularity.”

Magical personality At the JLF, Irrfan paid tribute to Suchitra Sen. “It’s sad to know about her death. Main unka bahut bada aashique hua karta tha. I have no idea under what circumstances she lived her life, but she was a magical personality and the kind of films she did were amazing. All I can say is filmon mein kaam karna sher ki sawari jaisa hai, ek baar baith gaye toh utar nahi sakte. Lekin yahin kahunga ki agar kaam me jadoo hai to aap apne aap limelight mein rehte hain. Limelight mein bane rehne ke liye kisi aur ki zarurat nahi hoti.”

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/events/jaipur/Irrfans-act-and-Sens-GSAT-14-speech-kicks-off-the-seventh-edition-of-the-Jaipur-Literature-Festival/articleshow/28962423.cms

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