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Why has use of songs in films started to embarrass new directors: Javed Akhtar

October 08, 2019 9:18 pm

Javed Akhtar spoke about the evolution of screenplays in Hindi movies at the launch of film critic Khalid Mohamed's debut novel, 'The Aladia Sisters'.

In a world of binaries, literature tells us there is no ‘them’, it is all ‘us’: Javed Akhtar

September 21, 2019 5:34 am

The seventh edition of the festival, with over 120 speakers in its line-up, kicked off at the Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration on Baner Road.

Khayyam dies at 92: PM Modi, Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and others remember the legend

August 20, 2019 2:41 pm

Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonu Nigam, Harshdeep Kaur, Salim Merchant and Rishi Kapoor are among those who also paid tribute to the late music composer Khayyam.

Javed Akhtar slams Shekhar Kapur for calling himself a 'refugee', sparks debate

July 29, 2019 11:34 am

Kapur said how the intellectuals made him feel "small" and "insignificant" and only acknowledged him after his films were successful. "Then suddenly embraced me after my films. I still fear them. Their embrace is like a bite of snake."

Javed Akhtar: Only I can pen Sahir Ludhianvi's biopic

July 25, 2019 11:47 am

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been planning to make a film on the life of Sahir Ludhianvi for some time. Names of several actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra had cropped up for the project but nothing is finalised.

Ban burqa but outlaw 'ghunghat' too, says Javed Akhtar

May 02, 2019 7:54 pm

"If you want to bring a law banning burqa I have no objection. But before the last phase of election in Rajasthan, this government should announce a ban on the practice of 'ghunghat'," Javed Akhtar said.

Row over Javed Akhtar’s lyrics shows how producers defeat copyright laws

April 02, 2019 9:12 am

It is important to think beyond the politics of the present controversy and make efforts to protect the creators who bring melody and colour to our lives.

Pakistan artistes disappointed over Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancelling Karachi visit

February 18, 2019 11:05 am

After the Pulwama attack, Shabana Azmi said she feels weakened in her belief that people-to-people contact can force the establishment to do the right thing.

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancel Karachi Arts Council event after Pulwama attack

February 15, 2019 6:53 pm

Shabana Azmi on Friday said she and her husband, Javed Akhtar, have decided not to attend Kaifi Azmi's birth centenary celebrations in Karachi in the wake of Pulwama terror attack. The couple was invited to Pakistan by the Karachi Arts Council for a two-day event.

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar to attend conference on Kaifi Azmi in Pakistan

February 05, 2019 9:23 pm

The Arts Council in Karachi has invited Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar for a conference which will pay tribute to Azmi's father, noted poet Kaifi Azmi.


Salim Khan turns 84: Rare photos of the veteran screenwriter

November 25, 2019 7:27 am

Salim Khan turns 84 today. Born on November 24, 1935, Salim is best known for his association with Javed Akhtar in the 1970s and 80s.

From Taimur, Yash's day out to Urvashi Rautela at the airport

March 15, 2018 8:24 am

Taimur Ali Khan was spotted on a day out with mommy Kareena Kapoor Khan.

Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Vidya Balan among others ring in Diwali at Javed Akhtar's bash

October 20, 2017 7:22 am

When Bollywood celebrities step out to celebrate, they make sure it looks like the best time ever. At Javed Akhtar's Diwali bash, celebrities came dressed in their finest and with attendees like Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Vidya Balan and many others, this Diwali party was stars galore.

Gurmehar Kaur row divides Bollywood: Amitabh Bachchan to Javed Akhtar, here's who said what

March 09, 2017 3:39 pm

Randeep Hooda was blamed for trolling the DU student while Javed Akhtar's defence of Gurmehar Kaur landed him in hot water. Amitabh Bachchan and Naseeruddin Shah also weighed in.

Kalki, Rajkummar Rao, Shabana Azmi, Richa Chadha at 'Masaan' screening

July 22, 2015 2:20 pm

Bollywood celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Rajkummar Rao, Kalki Koechlin among others were seen at the screening of Neeraj Ghaywan's directorial "Masaan" in Mumbai.

Bollywood's fathers and daughters on ramp - Sonakshi, Sonam, Shweta Bachchan

April 06, 2015 10:35 am

Bollywood's fathers and daughters - Sonam - Anil Kapoor, Sonakshi - Shatrughan, Big B - Shweta - walked the ramp at Mijwan Fashion show.

Zohra Sehgal cremated in Delhi

July 11, 2014 5:35 pm

Family and friends bid farewell to veteran actress Zohra Sehgal, who was cremated in New Delhi on Friday (July 11).

Aditi, Dia, Richa celebrate Holi with Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar

March 18, 2014 12:54 pm

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi along with her husband Javed Akhtar hosted a colourful Holi bash that saw the likes of Dia Mirza, Aditi Rao Hydari and Richa Chadda along with several members from the film and television industry. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)


Happy Birthday Javed Akhtar: Here are 7 soul-stirring shayaris by him

January 17, 2019 4:25 pm

“Pen is mightier than sword.” If there is one man in Bollywood who has justified this phrase, but in his very own manner, it has to be Javed Akhtar. Here are seven soul-stirrig shayaris by the man himself.