Khaled Ahmed’s article of February 24, titled “Gujarat’s gifts to India and Pakistan” was a very informative article.
What about other regions of pre-Partitioned India? Most of the present-day Bollywood drew its talent from Lahore and from Bengal. Most actors came from Punjab and this includes the Kapoors. The great Dilip Kumar came from Peshawar and even Shahrukh Khan’s father hailed from that city. In those days, most of the fashion trends of north India, which eventually spread across the country came from Lahore. This is one reason why the shalwar kameez has become so popular in contemporary India. I hope that the writer also does an article on this issue.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2012.