Sunday, April 6, 2014

Conversations with Waheeda Rehman : A Sofitel Evening with the Stars

Sofitel Mumbai BKC hosted last evening bollywood industry veteran and Padmabhushan recipient Ms. Waheeda Rehman in association with Literature Live, at a glittering ceremony, with conversational anecdotes and a panel discussion, at their spectacular Jyran Dining and Tandoor venue. The evening immortalised Waheeda Rehman’s acting career, through the book titled “Conversations with Waheeda Rehman” authored by Nasreen Munni Kabir.

Said Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty, General Manager, Sofitel Mumbai BKC, “We are honoured to host a national awardee and industry stalwart the legendary Ms. Waheeda Rehman to share her anecdotes with our guests and Mumbai’s society and literature lovers. Ms. Waheeda Rehman’s natural talent and unforgettable aura has touched our lives in many ways. Sofitel Mumbai BKC is known for supporting and encouraging every form of art - performing, visual and literary, with style and flair. This is one such Sofitel evening in a series of similar ones that we have had and that are to come.”

Corporate heads, bollywood celebrities and socialites such as Camellia Panjabi, Deveika Bhojwani, Kalpana Lajmi, Lalita Lajmi, Lord Meghnad Desai, Malavika Sangghvi, Raageshwari Loomba and Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra joined the hotel’s General Manager Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty and Mr. Anil Dharkar, Founder and Festival Director of Literature Live along with the protagonist herself and writer to launch “Conversations with Waheeda”.

A slice of cinema history told through a compelling narrative and true to life observations, the book shares an insightful view of this much-adored actress. From her stellar performance in Pyaasa, her impact-full characters such as Rosie Marco in guide or as Shanti in Kaagaz ke Phool and Trishul, Waheeda speaks with great honesty, humour and insight in this literary delight published by Penguin Books India and supported by Omkar Realtors and Developers.

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