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

"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

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

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

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

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.

Javed Akhtar: Mirza Ghalib's work could have found meaning only in India

Javed Akhtar said Mirza Ghalib and the Taj Mahal are the "synthesis" of Indian philosophy and Persian culture.


Mumbai will play host to a convention to revive the Mahatma’s path of non-violence and harmony

The event will bring people from various walks of life who have been working towards upholding the tenets of democracy. The list of speakers includes Jasti Chelameswar, former Supreme Court judge; student leader Kawalpreet Kaur; actor Amol Palekar and writer Javed Akhtar.

Rajkumar Hirani is the most decent person: Javed Akhtar

The veteran lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar has come out in support of filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani who has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him on Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju.

Javed Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj among speakers at Jashn-e-Rekhta

The 2018 edition of the annual event will mark the celebration of Urdu's eclectic art forms and its heritage through ghazals, Sufi music, qawwali, dastangoi, panel discussions, poetry symposiums and film screenings.

Javed Akhtar on penning web series Barefoot 11: Excited about venturing into a new space

Voot's upcoming web series Barefoot 11 will be penned by Javed Akhtar. Barefoot 11 is the story of two Indians, a Hindu and a Muslim, who unite a divided India, reeling under the partition, through soccer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

“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.