Veteran actor Shabana Azmi was awarded today by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak at the 4th The Economic Times Asian Business Leaders Conclave held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Azmi also accepted the award on behalf of her husband and veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar who could not attend the conclave as he’s suffering from viral fever. The power couple was awarded for their ‘Exemplary Contribution to the field of Art and Entertainment’. Also present at the award ceremony was Deepak Lamba (CEO, Worldwide Media, Times Group) and the Indian ambassador to Malaysia.
Shabana Azmi will now be heading towards Syndey, Australia, for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards ceremony, wherein she’s on the jury panel headed by Hollywood actor Russell Crowe.