MOIN AKHTAR FAN
In the recently held Asian Civilisations Dialogue in Beijing, Bollywood A-lister Aamir Khan met with a few members of the Pakistani delegation, including filmmaker Nabeel Qureshi and Senator Mushahid Hussain. The latter shared a picture with the Dangcil hero on Twitter, saying that Aamir K is a big star in China and a ‘huge fan1 of the late Pakistani actor Moin Akhtar. This, obviously, was picked up by mainstream media, and we have to say that it’s nice of the Indian superstar to have said that.
But anyone who has seen video tapes of Moin sahib sharing the stage in the 1990s with the likes of Dilip Kumar and Kader Khan at gigs held to raise funds for charitable causes or to bring India and Pakistan closer, would know that Aamir K”s statement shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Moin sahib’s extraordinary talent had endeared him everywhere in the world where Urdu is spoken or understood. Miss you, Moin sahib!