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Hariharan, Javed Akhtar team up for National Games theme song
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 3 : Lyricist Javed Akhtar and composer-singer Hariharan are working together to bring out the theme song of the 35th National Games, starting Jan 31.
Shabana Azmi looks at Javed's 50-year journey with 'respect'
Mumbai, Oct 4 : Respect is the only word and thought on veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi's mind when she thinks of her husband Javed Akhtar's journey in Mumbai since he first stepped into the city on this day 50 years ago.
Javed Akhtar clocks 50 years since stepping into Mumbai
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Oct 4 : It was on this day 50 years ago that Javed Akhtar had stepped foot in Mumbai from Gwalior to pursue his creative dreams.
Pakistan's Deepak Perwani wants to design for Deepak Perwani
By Natalia Ningthoujam, New Delhi, Sep 29 : Like most Pakistanis, Karachi-based designer Deepak Perwani too is a fan of Bollywood celebrities. After styling Indian stars like veteran actress Shabana Azmi and her husband, renowned lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, he now seeks to design for the younger ...
SC to hear Gujarat plea against giving out staged shootout reports
New Delhi, Aug 19 : The Supreme Court will Aug 25 take up for hearing a plea by the Gujarat government that the status report being filed before it by the Justice H.S.Bedi committee monitoring investigation into 22 staged shootout cases in the state between 2002 to 2007 should not be given to ...
My father was too versatile to establish poetic identity: Javed Akhtar
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, June 15 : Hindi film industry's renonned lyricist Javed Akhtar remembers his father and poet Jan Nisar Akhtar on Father's Day Sunday and says he learnt how to write lucid poetry from him, and added that his "father was too versatile to establish a poetic identity".
A leader has passed away: B-Town on Munde's demise
Mumbai, June 3 : Bollywood celebrities like Mahesh Bhatt and Javed Akhtar have expressed shock and grief at the sudden demise of union Minister for Rural Development and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Gopinath Munde in Delhi Tuesday.
Had made prior commitment to IIFA, say Bollywood actors on missing ...
By Uma Ramasubramanian, Tampa Bay (Florida), April 24 : Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Javed Akhtar, present on the second day of the ongoing IIFA awards and skipping voting - scheduled on the same date in Mumbai - regretted not exercising their franchise but said they ...
Shabana, Javed set out for 'serious sightseeing'
Mumbai, April 14 : Veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi has packed her bags for some "serious sightseeing" in Egypt and she will be accompanied by her husband and veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Javed Akhtar speaks up for Aamir Khan
Mumbai, March 10 : Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar finds it a "shame" that certain people have abused actor-filmmaker and "Satyamev Jayate 2" host Aamir Khan and doubted his intentions of amassing donations via the social issue-based TV show.
Women that Bollywood stars admire
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, March 8 : A mother is a special woman in everyone's life, but every person has another favourite lady whom they idolise and admire. On International Women's Day Saturday, Bollywood celebrities like Dimple Kapadia and Javed Akhtar make their pick.
Children learning more of English, says Javed Akhtar
Kolkata, Jan 26 : Acclaimed Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar says that children from the middle class are learning English at the "cost of vernacular languages".
Lack of political will to protest violence against women: Javed Akhtar
Kolkata, Jan 25 : In the wake of the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman at the behest of a kangaroo court in West Bengal's Birbhum district, acclaimed Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar Saturday expressed dismay that political parties do not have the "will or courage" to act against such violent ...
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.