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Frahan and Zoya took to Instagram share pictures of Javed

Farhan Akhtar, sister Zoya Akhtar wish Javed Akhtar on 78th birthday with heartfelt posts

Many celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Shibani Dandekar and Chunky Panday took to the comment section of Farhan’s post to share their reactions

Published on 17th January 2023
Lyricist Javed Akhtar

'A powerful river always finds its course': Javed Akhtar on the Big B

In all these years, his dedication, hard work and passion hasn't changed. He has completed 50 years in the industry. I feel that newcomers don't have the level of passion he does, said Javed Akhtar.

Published on 7th November 2019
Kangana Ranaut (Photo: IANS/File)

'You will commit suicide': Kangana Ranaut calls out Javed Akhtar's personal threats

The Queen actor said: "Once Javed Akhtar had called me to his house and told me that Rakesh Roshan and his family are very big people. If you don't apologise to them... you will commit suicide." 

Published on 19th June 2020
Shabana Azmi interview

Cover Story: Shabana Azmi on her dream role: 'I will hold my husband's collar and demand him to write it!'

Shabana Azmi gets candid about working in the Steven Spielberg backed Halo, cinema then and now, life with her lyricist husband, Javed Akhtar and why she doesn’t mind being compared to Meryl Streep

Published on 25th March 2022
Javed Akhtar at the inauguration of Kolkata Literary Meet

The 10th edition of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet kicks off

The six day rendezvous was inaugurated by Javed Akhtar and will host the best literary minds of our country

Published on 23rd March 2022

Javed Akhtar files defamation complaint against Kangana Ranaut

Noted poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar has filed a criminal defamation complaint against actress Kangana Ranaut.

Published on 4th November 2020

Sona Mohapatra slams Zoya Akhtar's take on nepotism

Mohapatra calls out Zoya Akhtar's privilege on Twitter

Published on 27th July 2020

Javed Akhtar on receiving Richard Dawkins Award 2020: ‘It’s fulfilment of a dream I had not even seen’ 

Be it on social media or at sessions in different cities, Javed Akhtar, who describes himself as an atheist, has been vocal about subjects like CAA and Islamophobia.

Published on 8th June 2020

Don't miss Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Gauhar Raza at the Anhad Virtual Seminar

Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak will be performing Vikram Seth's The Elephant & the Tragopan.

Published on 18th April 2020
Javed Akhtar (Photo: IANS)

Mr India war boils over: Javed Akhtar says to Shekhar Kapur, 'I gave it all to you... It wasn't your idea, it wasn't your dream'

The Mr India war is now being fought among its original creators.

Published on 29th February 2020
Delhi riots: Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha, among other celebs condemn the violence

Delhi riots: Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha, among other celebs condemn the violence

Celebrities including Anurag Kashyap, Sonam Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha, among others have taken to their social handles to condemn the situation.

Published on 26th February 2020
Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar to tie the knot after Toofan release?

Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar to tie the knot after Toofan release?

When a leading publication asked veteran writer-lyricist, Javed Akhtar, if Farhan and Shibani were all set to tie the knot, he was non-committal and yet left just that wee bit of a hint.

Published on 13th January 2020

Javed Akhtar makes 500th lit event of Prabha Khaitan Foundation a memorable one

Javed Akhtar talks about documenting his grandfather's 200 gazals into 5 volumes, weighing 8 kilos

Published on 2nd September 2019
Javed Akhtar (Photo: IANS)

'Nobody knows Sahir Ludhianvi better than me, only I can write his biopic', insists Javed Akhtar

National award-winning poet-writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar feels he is the right person to write the biopic of late iconic poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi.

Published on 24th July 2019

Toilet Ek Prem Katha writers pen a poem about India, say Javed Akhtar's call to writers inspired them to share their thoughts

The poem deals with issues that India is facing today like censorship and lack of freedom of speech

Published on 29th March 2019

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