A 14 year old Pakistani girl being shot in the head by Taliban has shocked Geeta Basra. Reason being that this weekend she is travelling to Kabul for a film festival being hosted in Afghanistan. No wonder, with the turmoil that this incident has created world over, there is quite some tension in the air. More so since Geeta is supposed to walk the red carpet there and now she has to be extra careful about her attire as well as the visit in general.
Informs a friend of Geeta, “In any case she was quite conscious about her travel plans to Kabul. Though she is quite accustomed to the world of high end fashion, she respects cultural disparities. Of course she can’t go ultra glam in a place like this which means she has to be covered from head to toe. However the recent incident has shaken her up.”
Since this was a prior commitment, there was no point turning away from it. However the visit would now be kept as short as possible and after the obligatory appearance in the festival which would be screening films from India as well as Afghanistan, she would be heading out of it in a jiffy.
“Yes, she is wearing a pink colour gown which won’t be offensive to anyone. It has been specially designed and altered by Babita Malkani so that it goes well with the region”, the friend adds.
When contacted, Geeta confirmed her trip though she refused to share any further details.