For Vidya, Urdu literature means Gulzar

Vidya Balan admits to be in complete awe of Gulzar and says he is intstrumental in introducing her to Urdu literature.

"My introduction to Urdu literature equals to Gulzar saab. I watched him at the Kalaghoda Festival a few years ago reading the Karadi Tales. I was so taken in by what I saw and what I heard that I began to take an interest in Urdu literature too," she said at the launch of the album "Tera Bayaan Ghalib" along with Gulzar saab.
 
"To me, there is just one person (Gulzar) I am tongue-tied in front of. Vishal (Bharadwaj) so beautifully has called him the 'Safed Sufi'," the 33-year-old added.

The album consists of poet Ghalib's letters and poems recited by lyricist Gulzar and ghazals in the voice of late Jagjit Singh.

Talking about Jagjit Singh, she said: "I think for everyone my generation, ghazals means Jagjit Singh-ji and Urdu literature means Gulzar saab. Ghalib couldn't have been brought to us by anyone else but these two luminaries of Indian culture."

Gulzar had also produced a TV serial, "Mirza Ghalib" in 1988, which had Naseeruddin Shah in the role of the poet.

Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? Who will win the battle royale of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Get real-time news updates, views and analysis on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on Deccanherald.com/news/lok-sabha-elections-2019 


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram with #DHPoliticalTheatre for live updates on the Indian general elections 2019.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry