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Javed Akhtar penning film on farmers' suicides
New Delhi, March 18 : Acclaimed lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, who penned the story of "Lakshya" in 2004, is making a comeback as a scriptwriter with a story revolving around the issue of farmers' suicides.

I'll get all votes if I contest election against Owaisi: Javed ...
New Delhi, March 18 : Acclaimed lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar says he will contest elections against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owais if given a constituency with Hindus and Muslims in equal numbers.

B'Town hails Javed Akhtar's farewell speech
New Delhi, Mar. 16 : Rajya Sabha went speechless for some time when Javed Akhtar, on Tuesday, gave a farewell speech and shared his experiences in the Upper House during the past six years.

B'Town hails Javed Akhtar's farewell speech
New Delhi, Mar. 16 : Rajya Sabha went speechless for some time when Javed Akhtar, on Tuesday, gave a farewell speech and shared his experiences in the Upper House during the past six years.

B-Town lauds Javed Akhtar's speech in parliament
Mumbai, March 16 : Acclaimed lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar's powerful speech at the Rajya Sabha wherein he spoke uninhibitedly on issues of democracy and secularism has been lauded by members of the Hindi film fraternity.

Only definition of nationalism should be 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai': Anupam ...
New Delhi, Mar. 16 : Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has backed noted lyricist Javed Akhtar's passionate call for saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', saying that the slogan should be the only definition of nationalism for Indians.

Democracy never possible without secularism: Javed Akhtar
New Delhi, March 15 : Well known poet and writer Javed Akhtar on Tuesday said democracy could never be possible without secularism.

English has become too important for us: Javed Akhtar
New Delhi, March 3 : Bollywood's wizard of words Javed Akhtar feels the quality of language in dialogues and songs in present-day Hindi films reflects the lack of command that most youngsters have on vernacular literature, and said that sometimes, the society gives too much importance to learning ...

Extra-constitutional ban on films unfair: Javed Akhtar
New Delhi, March 3 : Veteran film writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar said imposing an "extra-constitutional ban" on films, especially those on sensitive subjects, is not a just practise.

I stand with Anupam Kher: Shabana Azmi
Mumbai, Feb 3 : Critically acclaimed actress Shabana Azmi has expressed support for Anupam Kher after he was denied a visa to Pakistan. She says a similar situation was once faced by her husband, celebrated lyricist Javed Akhtar.

Irshad Kamil a competent songwriter after long time: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, Feb 3 : Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar feels that fellow lyricist Irshad Kamil is a competent songwriter the film industry has found after a long time.

Javed Akhtar rebukes blaming cinema for social violence
Kolkata, Jan. 27 : Asserting that it is the society that makes cinema and not vice versa, Indian veteran lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar rebuked the view that cinema spreads violence and criticised the trend of connecting incidences of rape to cinema.

Why blame cinema for violence, rape, asks Javed Akhtar
Kolkata, Jan 25 : Veteran lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar on Monday came down heavily on the view that cinema spreads violence and criticised the trend of connecting incidences of rape to cinema.

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