“Shah Rukh recently had expressed his desire to interact with the varsity students. In this regard he even contacted the varsity’s vice chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis,” AMU official spokesperson Rahat Abrar told reporters in this Utar Pradesh town, some 300 km from state capital Lucknow.
“Noted Urdu poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar and versatile actress and social activist Shabana Azmi will accompany Shah Rukh and participate in the interactive sessions. Both of them had also contacted the varsity’s administration for organising the interactive sessions,” he added.
According to varsity officials, the decision to invite Shah Rukh, Javed and Shabana, has been taken following their requests to interact with the students.
“They had just wished to interact with the students. They had not mentioned any particular topic on which they want to interact. So, AMU is inviting them on their personal wishes,” Abrar told IANS.
“Of the three, Javed Akhtar is an alumnus of our institution,” he said.