Express Adda returns to Mumbai with Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah
Express Adda returned to Mumbai with the Indian film Industry’s most talented actor couple, Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, along with their children Imaad, Vivaan and Heeba, as guests on 11 August, held at The Olive Bar & Kitchen.
The Shah family spoke on several topics, including sharing their views on the paradigm shift Indian cinema has seen in last few decades, the ongoing protest at FTII by the students; the degradation of various education institutions; their commitment to theatre; and life in a family of actors.
The family interacted and answered several questions from a select audience, which included corporate leaders, diplomats, intellectuals and film makers among others present in the audience.
Among the guests at the Adda were Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC at Express Adda; Amitabh Banerjee, Director, finance, Konkon Railway Corporation Ltd; Amrita Puri, Actor; Anita Puri, Co-founder, Akuri by Puri; Ayaz Memon, Sport Commentator; Com Mohan Narayan, former Curator, Maritime History Society; Earnest Joseph John II, MD, Earnest John Group of Companies; Former commissioners of Mumbai Police Julio Ribeiro (Left) and Satish Sahni; Jaideep Singh, MD & COO, Rabobank; Joseph Augustine, Country Manager, Catlin Insurance Company; Leo Puri, MD, UTI Mutual Fund; Madhukar Kamat, Group CEO & Managing Director, DDB Mudra; Neelam Sahni and Rose Rebeiro, wives of former Mumbai Police commissioners Satish Sahni and Julio Ribeiro; Onir, Filmmaker; Shashank Bengali, South Asia Bureau Chief, LA Times; Shiv Sehgal, Executive Director, Securities Division, Goldman Sachs; Siddharth Chakravarty, Marine Conservationist, Sea Shepherd Global; V Balachandran, former special secretary, Cabinet Secretariat; Vibha Kagzi, Founder, ReachIvy; Vijay Kumar, Deputy Director General (South West Region), Narcotics Control along with other city matterati.
The discussion was moderated by Seema Chishti, Deputy Editor The Indian Express.
The Adda, now a keenly awaited fixture on the social calendar of Delhi and Mumbai, has earlier featured politicians Kapil Sibal and Arun Jaitley, superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, ambassadors Richard Verma, cutting edge filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee, sportspersons Saina Nehwal, Viswanathan Anand and Virat Kohli, and intellectuals Dr. Amartya Sen, Thomas Friedman, Martin Wolf and Fareed Zakaria among others.