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To fight coronavirus, it is important for us to be united: Javed Akhtar

April 19, 2020 4:41 pm

Javed Akhtar's wife, actor Shabana Azmi posted an over-two minute video clip, in which the Padma Bhushan recipient asks people to not "suspect" each other's intentions.

Javed Akhtar questions Shekhar Kapur's claim over Mr India: I gave it all to you

February 29, 2020 8:41 am

Javed Akhtar replied to Shekhar Kapur's post regarding Mr India on Twitter, where he asked if a 'director had any creative rights over what he/she created.'

Shabana Azmi is recovering well: Javed Akhtar

January 23, 2020 7:02 am

Shabana Azmi sustained injuries on January 18 after her car rammed into a truck near Khalapur on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

Shabana Azmi injured in car accident; Celebrities wish her speedy recovery

January 19, 2020 8:28 am

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi and her driver were injured on Saturday in an accident near Khalapur on Pune-Mumbai Expressway.

Shabana Azmi hurt in accident

January 19, 2020 10:24 am

Azmi was alone in the car along with the driver, while her husband and poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar was in a different car at the time of the accident.

Film of the Month: 1975's Deewaar

January 17, 2020 9:14 am

Lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar was once a part of the renowned writing duo Salim-Javed — best known for Zanjeer, Sholay and Don among more. But critics call Deewaar (1975) their finest hour at the movies. Even Amitabh Bachchan thinks so.

Calling Faiz Ahmad Faiz anti-Hindu absurd and funny: Javed Akhtar

January 02, 2020 7:30 pm

IIT Kanpur has formed a committee to probe whether Faiz's poem Hum Dekhenge, recited by anti-CAA protesters on December 17, is offensive to Hindu sentiments.

The story of Faiz’s Hum Dekhenge — from Pakistan to India, over 40 years

December 27, 2019 11:20 am

Hum Dekhenge was a powerful and popular poem, but it assumed iconic status and became a universal anthem of protest and hope after it was rendered by Iqbal Bano in 1986, and live recordings of that performance were smuggled out of Pakistan.

Sahir Ludhianvi was a paradoxical man: Javed Akhtar

December 15, 2019 8:39 am

Sahir Ludhianvi was known as the "people's poet" as his writings reflected their loves, sufferings, angst and joy. He also worked extensively as a film song lyricist for close to three decades.

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'.


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.