Shabana Azmi addresses global summit on women's abuse in Afghanistan

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Ignoring her family's concern for her safety, Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi visited Afghanistan this week on an invitation by the UN to be the main speaker at a global summit to address the issue of violence against women.

Shabana left for Kabul Tuesday night although her family, including husband Javed Akhtar, expressed fear for her safety in the war ravaged country.

"Danger is fun," the actress said before departing.

A champion of women's rights, Shabana has represented India on several international platforms but she