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Why Javed Akhtar didn't write for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'
Mumbai, Dec 11 : Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says he didn't write for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" because he "thought the movies name was double meaning".

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar clock 33 years of marriage
Mumbai, Dec 9 : Shabana Azmi and lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar on Saturday completed 33 years of togetherness, and the veteran actress-social activist says they can "still smile together".

Bollywood mourns Gauri Lankesh's death
New Delhi , Sep 06 : Bollywood celebrities, including Javed Akhtar, Azmi Shabana? and Nandita Das?, have expressed their grief over the death of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh.

Beware of those trying to control people through religion: Javed ...
Pune (Maharashtra), August 21 : Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar, who is known for speaking his heart out in important matters, has again voiced out his opinion on those who try to rule people using religion as a shield.

Get ready to watch 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' in Javed Akhtar's voice
New Delhi , Aug 10 : The makers of 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' have roped in five-time National Award winning lyricist Javed Akhtar as the narrator for the film.

Javed Akhtar joins 'Hanuman Da Damdaar' team
New Delhi , Apr 17 : 'Hanuman Da Damdaar' team is getting stronger with each passing day.

Gurmehar row: Javed Akhtar takes back 'harsh' words against Sehwag
New Delhi , Mar. 2 : Somewhat putting an end to the Twitter war, poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar has now taken back his 'rather harsh words' against cricketer Virendra Sehwag.

Gurmehar Kaur trolled by hardly literate player, wrestler: Javed ...
New Delhi, Feb 28 : Poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar on Tuesday slammed cricketer Virender Sehwag and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt for mocking at Gurmehar Kaur, the 20-year-old Delhi University student, whose video post on the death of his martyred army officer father created a stir.

Javed Akhtar turnes 72
Mumbai, Jan 17 : Bollywood's popular lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar turned 72 on Tuesday.

Javed Akhtar wants Aamir's 'Dangal' to be tax free
New Delhi [India], Nov. 30 : It is not only Aamir Khan, ace lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar too feels the former's upcoming film 'Dangal' deserves to be tax free.

How daddy Javed Akhtar used to scold young Farhan?
New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 : Farhan Akhtar left the audience in splits when he and the team of 'Rock On!! 2' halted at the 'The Kapil Sharma Show' this weekend, on a promotional spree.

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.

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.

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.

Javed Akhtar : No actor of Dilip Kumar, Big B, Balraj Sahni's caliber
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Applauding veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Balraj Sahni, lyricist Javed Akhtar opined that no actor can match up to the standards of these actors.

Javed Akhtar : No actor of Dilip Kumar, Big B, Balraj Sahni's caliber
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Applauding veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Balraj Sahni, lyricist Javed Akhtar opined that no actor can match up to the standards of these actors.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Javed Akhtar turns 69 today
Mumbai, Jan 17 : Poet-lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar, whose poems and lyrics have made the Hindi songs more soulful, turned 69 years of age on Friday.

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.

Language not linked to religion: Javed Akhtar
The second day of the 6th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival saw eminent songwriter and poet Javed Akhtar talk to attendees about the real meaning of the ghazal.

Javed Akhtar turns 68
Poet-lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar turned 68 on Thursday.

Javed Akhtar's tribute to Dilip Kumar, Pran
Poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar will pay a tribute to Bollywood's living legends Dilip Kumar and Pran on Zee Classic's show 'Classic Legends Season II'.

"I don't mind a lifetime ban " : Javed Akhtar
With the passing of the Bill for the amendment of the Copyright Act in the Parliament, lyricist Javed Akhtar stands vindicated. He had been fighting for the amendment for quite a long time. TWF correspondent Nasreen Khan in conversation with the Bollywood icon

Ekk Deewana Tha music out on Dec 21
New Delhi, Dec 18 : The music of 'Ekk Deewana Tha', an A. R Rahman and Javed Akhtar musical starring Prateik and British model-turned-actor Amy Jackson, will be released on 21st December.