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Gul Panag: Looking forward to hosting Zubin Mehta's concert

  | September 06, 2013 17:04 IST (New Delhi)
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Gul says she was personally asked by the German ambassador to be part of the event.

Gul Panag is set to host renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta's concert in Kashmir and the actress says she is glad to have got the opportunity to be part of such a historic event.

Gul Panag is set to host renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta's concert in Kashmir and the actress says she is glad to have got the opportunity to be part of such a historic event.
The concert is being organised by the German Embassy in collaboration with the Centre and the state government.
77-year-old Mehta, an Indian-origin maestro in western classical music, will conduct Munich's Bavarian State Orchestra before guests, including ministers and diplomats at Shalimar Bagh.
"I am looking forward to hosting this concert. I was personally asked by the German ambassador to be part of the event and I readily agreed and why not. It is the perfect setting-music maestro Zubin Mehta's concert at Shalimar Bagh in Kashmir. I would not miss this for anything," Gul said.
The concert will be held amid heavy security arrangements as several civil society groups are opposing it.
The 34-year-old former Miss India, however, feels such a musical event should not be opposed but encouraged.
"Music is the only medium that can break barriers. It can go beyond all disputes, political tensions. And also, I feel it is important to have such an event there as it will bring back the focus to Kashmiri music scene which seems to have gone into oblivion," Gul said.
The actress said that she would miss being part of Sunday's Women's only 3K race in Mumbai to be held by Nike, which she endorses.

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