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."
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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)
“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.