Oxford, January 14 (NIA): Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif and Pakistani writer and left activist Tariq Ali are to speak at the prestigious Oxford Students Union this term. The students’ union website describes the speakers as follows:
Katrina Kaif is one of the highest-paid actresses and models in Bollywood, best known for Ek Tha Tiger and Dhoom 3, two of the most successful Bollywood films of all time. Her modelling career has included work for Coca-Cola, LG and Blackberry. Kaif is also highly involved with her mother’s charitable trust, Relief Projects India, which strives to improve the rights of women and children in India.
Tariq Ali: Tariq Ali is a writer, journalist, activist and filmmaker who first became politically active in his teens when opposing military dictatorship in Pakistan. An ex-President of the Oxford Union, Ali has debated against Henry Kissinger over the Vietnam War and extensively criticised American foreign policy, the Israeli government and neoliberal economics. His work has led to him allegedly being the inspiration for songs by both the Rolling Stones and John Lennon.