December 1, 2017 12:31 IST

Shabana Azmi felicitated by Malaysian PM Najib Razak

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Shabana and her writer husband Javed Akhtar were to fly to Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday to be felicitated as Asia's power couple for exemplary contribution to the field of art and entertainment. However, Shabana landed in Kuala Lumpur solo. "Javed is down with a viral fever. So I had to make it here on my own," Shabana explained after receiving the award on behalf of the couple. No stranger to global honour and recognition, Shabana describes the Malaysian experience as unforgettable. "The ceremony where the Malaysian PM gave me the award on behalf of Javed and I was memorable. But even better was the closed-door dinner with the Malaysian PM. It was attended by only eight people." Credit: Twitter/AzmiShabana