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Husain to paint K. Asif's granddaughter

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After painting Bollywood actors Madhuri Dixit and Tabu, M.F. Husain is all set to make a portrait of Haya, granddaughter of K. Asif who made the magnum opus 'Mughal-e-Azam', on her 18th birthday.

2007-08-14T09:22:00Z

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After painting Bollywood actors Madhuri Dixit and Tabu, M.F. Husain is all set to make a portrait of Haya, granddaughter of K. Asif who made the magnum opus 'Mughal-e-Azam', on her 18th birthday.

Husain, who is a fan of Asif and an admirer of 'Mughal-e-Azam', has created a birthday card for Haya, who turns 18 Saturday.

'The card is a wish from the heart, a creative first in my career of several decades as a painter and more so as an artist,' said the 93-year-old painter in a statement.

He has gifted Haya a red Porsche and has promised to paint her live during her birthday bash.

'Mughal-e-Azam' has always been close to me as India's finest film and, after creating this special card, painting Haya in person on her 18th birthday is something I am looking forward to,' he added.

The cards will be sent out to the British royalty and the guests of Haya's father, Akbar Asif, from around the world.

'Husain saab is the most creative and imaginative painter today and it is an honour to have a birthday card created by him, making my 18th birthday extremely special,' said Haya.

Top international artistes like American hip-hop star Fat Joe will perform during the bash, which will take place at the Grand Ballroom at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London.

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