Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah arrives in Pakistan

LAHORE— Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah along with his family has arrived in Lahore late Wednesday.

He was received at the airport by Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s daughter Moneeza Hashmi and her son Adeel Hashmi.

Expressing his views about Pakistan, he said, “Whenever I come to Pakistan i feel as safe as my home”.

He said that he would stay in Pakistan for a week and would perform in a programme scheduled to be held in Lahore Dec 1 and 2.

“We will do two shows of our drama based on Ismat Chughtai’s stories for Faiz Foundation. These shows will be staged on December 1 and 2 at the Alhamra centre,” the veteran actor told the gathered media.

Shah has previously worked in Pakistani stage and celluloid productions, most famously in the 2007 film Khuda Ke Liye. A few years ago, he had performed in a similar stage play at the Alhamra Theatre.