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'Sholay 3D' - Classics never pale (Movie Review, Rating: *****)
By Subhash K. Jha, Film: "Sholay 3D"; Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad Khan; Writers: Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar; Director: Ramesh Sippy; Rating: *****
B-Town wishes love, peace, laughter in 2014
New Delhi, Jan 1 : A year full of love, peace and laughter is what Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar, Sridevi and Priyanka Chopra have wished their friends, families and fans on New Year's Day.
After father and father-in-law, Sahitya Akademi award for Javed Akhtar
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Dec 20 : After a serious health scare, poet-writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar's life has been brightened with some joyful tidings. He has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi award, the country's highest literary honour, for his poems in the anthology entitled "Lava".
Javed Akhtar among Sahitya Akademi Award winners for 2013
New Delhi, Dec 19 : Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar, Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar, and Bodo poet Anil Boro are among those selected for this year's Sahitya Akademi Awards, which were announced Thursday.
Javed Akhtar to get Sahitya Akademi award, Farhan happy
Mumbai, Dec 19 : Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is happy that his father, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has been chosen to receive the coveted Sahitya Akademi award for his Urdu poetry. He says it is a proud moment for the entire family.
It's like being in a horror movie: Javed Akhtar on back pain
By Subhash K. Jha, New Delhi, Dec 5 : Last month lyricist Javed Akhtar woke up to the most terrifying experience of his life - simply put, he just couldn't move. It was due to back pain and he is now on the road to recovery.
A true living legend: B-Town on Tendulkar
Mumbai, Nov 15 : Bollywood celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Abhishek Bachchan and Anupam Kher have praised and thanked master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for sharing his "genius" with the world.
'Sholay' still promoting us, say Javed, Salim
Mumbai, Nov 7 : Contrary to the normal belief that cult film "Sholay" belongs to its scriptwriters Javed Akhtar and Sailm Khan, the writers say it is the other way round as the film is promoting them even 38 years after its release.
Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan may team up, again
Mumbai, Nov 7 : It seems that the well-known Bollywood scriptwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, who scripted many successful film's like "Zanjeer" and "Deewaar" together, may team up again.
Salim-Javed unveil 'Sholay 3D' trailer
Mumbai, Nov 7 : It was a historical moment Thursday when Hindi cinema's celebrated scriptwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar came together after decades to unveil the first trailer of 3D version of their cult film "Sholay".
90pc Indians oppose Modi, claims Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, Nov 7 : Bollywood writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar on Thursday claimed 90pc Indians are opposed to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Now Javed Akhtar's poetry in French
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Oct 31 : Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar's poetry has now been translated into French. This is the first time that any Indian poet's works in Urdu have been translated into French.
Big B launches Satyapal Singh's book 'Talaash Insaan Ki' in Mumbai
New Delhi, Oct 15 : Amitabh Bachchan, along with lyricist Javed Akhtar, recently unveiled the book 'Talaash Insaan Ki' written by top cop Satyapal Singh in Mumbai.
Javed Akhtar pens speech for '24'
Mumbai, Oct 5 : Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has penned a special speech to be delivered by a key character in fiction show "24".
Uff Yoo Maa! - 100 years of B'wood in 100 minutes
Mumbai, Sep 25 : As Indian cinema is celebrating its 100 years, "Uff Yoo Maa", a fundraiser show for cancer patients, will witness Bollywood veterans like Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh and Javed Akhtar recollecting iconic elements of the 100 years of Indian cinema in 100 minutes.
Authorities not concerned with health of poor: Javed Akhtar
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Lamenting that the country's poor are ignored when it comes to advanced treatment, writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar Saturday said concerned government agencies should aim at providing "healthier and cleaner cities" to citizens.
Urgent need to preserve heritage: Javed Akhtar
Kolkata, Aug 23 : Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar Friday stressed the urgent need to preserve the country's heritage and offered his aid in archiving cultural relics.
B-town wishes Happy I-day, says salute our heroes
Mumbai, Aug 15 : Different people interpret Independence Day differently. For Boman Irani, it's a time to remember our martyrs, while writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar wants fellow citizens to follow the path of unity.
Shabana-Javed get lovey-dovey at IIJW
Mumbai, Aug 7 : Veteran Indian cinema artistes actress Shabana Azmi and her writer husband Javed Akhtar presented a rare 'smitten by love' portrait when they walked the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) ramp here.
B-Town disturbed over 'national tragedy' in Uttarakhand
Mumbai, June 21 : Members of the Hindi film fraternity, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan and writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, have mourned the current situation in Uttarakhand where hundreds have died and thousands gone missing in unprecedented flash-floods and landslides.
Javed Akhtar sends last telegrams to grandkids
Mumbai, June 15 : Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has sent his "last telegrams" to his grandchildren, and his wife, actor-activist Shabana Azmi hopes they "treasure" them as the age-old telegram service is reportedly coming to an end July 15.
Javed Akhtar appointed vice president of copyright body
By Subhash K.Jha, Mumbai, June 8 : Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar's three-year long battle to secure copyright benefits for writers and musicians in the country, has now gone global.
Javed Akhtar looking forward to 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'
Mumbai, May 13 : Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is really looking forward to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" that features his son, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar in the lead role.
Sarabjit's death result of petty-mindedness: B'wood celebs
Mumbai, May 2 : "Petty-minded" politics took away the life of Sarabjit Singh, Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and veteran writer Javed Akhtar said, as Hindi film celebrities reacted strongly to the death of the Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan.
Today's films more real: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, April 27 : Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar believes today's films are more real as compared to those made a few years ago.
Star-studded screening held for 'Bombay Talkies'
Mumbai, April 27 : Prominent names from Bollywood, including veteran writer Javed Akhtar and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, turned up at a special screening of "Bombay Talkies" here.
Javed Akhtar knows formula to write super-flops!
Mumbai, March 22 : Acclaimed writer Javed Akhtar says there is no fixed formula to write superhit films. However, he admits he can clearly tell the ways to write a movie that will bomb at the box office.