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Javed Akhtar happy with emergence of singles instead of albums
Mumbai, Sep 3 : Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is pleased with the current trend of releasing singles which, he feels, helps people who are looking for one particular song and don't want to be served with other songs along with it.
Javed, Shabana attend seminar on Kaifi Azmi
Aligarh, Aug 19 : Film lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar on Wednesday said that despite the political and economic shifts in India, his late father-in-law and poet Kaifi Azmi retained his idealism and remained optimistic of a socialist future for the country.
FTII logjam is not right: Javed Akhtar
Aligarh, Aug. 19 : Renowned lyricist and Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar on Wednesday said the ongoing logjam in the FTII against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan is not right.
Javed, Shabana urge fans to donate organs (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 13 : Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi and her husband poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar have urged people to sign up for organ donation.
'Masaan' one of the finest Hindi films ever: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, July 22 : Noted poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar says he was bowled over by "Masaan" and dubbed it "one of the finest films Hindi cinema has made".
Beautiful, outstanding: B-Town praises 'Masaan'
Mumbai, July 22 : Tinsel town celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Rajkumar Rao among others have lauded Neeraj Ghaywan's directorial "Masaan" and have called it a beautiful, great and outstanding film.
Shabana-Javed-Baba will be seen together for the first time in Chalk ...
Mumbai, July 6 : For the first time, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and her brother Baba Azmi will be seen working together. Director Jayant Gilatar was the catalyst in bringing them together. This comes as an excellent piece of news for all the movie enthusiasts, who can't get enough of the trio. They ...
Farhan, Zoya eighth generation writers in my family: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, July 2 : Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is considered a legend for his contribution to Hindi cinema over the last four-five decades. However, he claimed that not only him, but his family has a rich tradition of producing great writers, with his children Farhan and Zoya being the eighth ...
After fashionista's role, Ridhima Sud eyes some action
New Delhi, July 1 : Her debut film "Dil Dhadakne Do" saw her essay the role of a chic and fashionable girl, but Ridhima Sud, who is happy to have received compliments from industry seniors like Javed Akhtar and Karan Johar, says she would now like to be part of an action entertainer.
Javed Akhtar to screen 'Dil Dhadakne Do' for Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, June 2 : Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has organised a special screening of his daughter Zoya Akhtar's forthcoming film "Dil Dhadakne Do" for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Tuesday evening.
German ambassador, Saif Ali Khan launch 'Kal ho naa ho' song remake
New Delhi, April 25 : German ambassador Michael Steiner along with actor Saif Ali Khan, his mother, Sharmila Tagore, and Javed Akhtar launched a remake of the famous music video "Kal ho naa ho" featuring Steiner's wife, Eliese, former foreign minister Salman Khurshid and the ambassador himself.
Bachchans, Sinhas, Kapoors catwalk for a cause
Mumbai, April 5 : It was a picture perfect moment when megastar Amitabh Bachchan's family, Shatrughan Sinha and daughter Sonakshi, Anil Kapoor and daughter Sonam, Javed Akhtar and son Farhan walked the ramp for veteran actress Shabana Azmi's annual Mijwan fashion extravaganza.
LFW: Shabana Azmi catwalks to Javed Akhtar's couplets
Mumbai, March 22 : The ever-so-graceful Shabana Azmi glided down the ramp to an audio of her husband Javed Akhtar reciting couplets from a poem at the Lakme Fashion Week summer-resort 2015 here on Sunday
Language comes from regions, not religions: Javed Akhtar
By Kirti Arora, New Delhi, Mar. 16 : A two-day festival celebrating the essence of Urdu, Jashn-e-Rekhta, began with a lovely session by poet-lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar.
'India's Daughter' doesn't defame India: Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, March 11 : After veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar voiced his strong opinion in favour of "India's Daughter", his son Farhan Akhtar has come forward to support the controversial documentary, saying filmmaker Leslee Udwin's intent is not to defame India.
Broadcast of Nirbhaya documentary 'can't harm nation's pride': Javed ...
New Delhi, Mar. 5 : Renowned lyricist and Rajya Sabha lawmaker Javed Akhtar on Thursday said a fair trial is given to every convict and added that the broadcast of Nirbhaya documentary cannot harm the nation's pride.
PDP has no right to demand Afzal Guru's mortal remains: Javed Akhtar
New Delhi, Mar.3 : Renowned lyricist and Rajya Sabha lawmaker Javed Akhtar on Tuesday said that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has no right to demand the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru adding that only the parents of the latter had the right to do so.
India, Pakistan to celebrate richness of Urdu in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 27 : Indian and Pakistani writers Intizar Hussain, Javed Akhtar, Ashok Vajpayee, and Nida Fazli, among others will participate in an Urdu festival in Delhi to celebrate and explore the spirit of the language.
'Deewaar' most perfect script: Big B on film's 40 years
Mumbai, Jan 21 : Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Deewaar" hit the screens 40 years back and the megastar has thanked its scriptwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar for the "perfect script".
Lunch for friends, colleagues on Javed Akhtar's 70th b'day
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Jan 10 : After Farhan Akhtar's 41st birthday, the family is now looking forward to his father Javed Akhtar's grand 70th birthday celebrations Jan 17. Farhan says they've planned a get-together for friends and family.
Javed Akhtar impressed with Farhan's portrayal of a cop
Mumbai, Jan 6 : Javed Akhtar, who has written some of the most interesting cop flicks for the industry is high on praise for Farhan's portrayal of a cop in his upcoming next, Wazir.
Bollywood bigwigs to gather at Jaipur literature festival
Jaipur, Jan 6 : Bollywood bigwigs like Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman and Javed Akhtar will be present at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival that will begin here Jan 21, said the organisers.
Javed Akhtar plans 'good scripts' in New Year
Mumbai, Jan 6 : Acclaimed lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, who along with noted writer Salim Khan penned stories like "Zanjeer", "Sholay" and "Deewar", has said that he is planning to pen down "some good scripts" this year.