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Amitabh, a great example for all: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, Feb 8 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's expansive body of work is a learning ground for a lot of youngsters, says writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who feels fortunate at having worked with the actor.
Nandy's comments misinterpreted: Javed Akhtar
Kolkata, Jan 31 : Lyricist Javed Akhtar Thursday backed sociologist Ashish Nandi, saying his comments on corruption in the weaker sections of the society ahs been "misinterpreted" and "misrepresented".
Intolerance increasing in society: Javed Akhtar
Kolkata, Jan 31 : The level of intolerance has risen in Indian society, National Award winning lyricist and Urdu poet Javed Akhtar said here Thursday.
Javed-Kancha argue over religions
A keenly heard discussion on 'God as a political philosopher : Dalit Perspectives on Buddhism', suddenly turned tense following heated arguments between Bollywood lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and Dalit activist and writer Kancha Illaiah at the Jaipur Literature Festival here today.
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.
Spat between Javed Akhtar, Kancha Ilaiah at Lit Fest
A row over religion broke out between Bollywood lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and Dalit activist and writer Kancha Illaiah at the Jaipur Literature Festival here Friday.
Bollywood villains change as India changes: Javed Akhtar
If one make a list of Hindi film villains, one can write the socio-economic history of India, said popular Bollywood lyricist, poet and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar Friday at the Jaipur Literature Festival Friday.
Javed Akhtar turns 68
Javed Akhtar, who is an esteemed screenwriter and lyricist, is celebrating his 68th birthday today.
Javed Akhtar turns 68
Poet-lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar turned 68 on Thursday.
Respect women, says Javed Akhtar
The gang-rape of a 23-year-old in the capital has shocked the entire nation. Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar feels such incidents can be avoided only when society starts respecting women.
'Ek ladki ko...' originally written for Madhuri Dixit: Javed Akhtar
Almost two decades after penning the evergreen "Ek ladki ko dekha...", writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has revealed the melodious hit song was originally penned with Madhuri Dixit in mind.
Shabana Azmi defends Javed Akhtar
Actress Shabana Azmi has defended her lyricist-scriptwriter husband Javed Akhtar after a TV channel counted him among celebrity members of parliament (MP) who are irregular in attending parliament sessions.
Zoya-Reema - new Salim Khan-Javed Akhtar of Bollywood?
Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar are known as one of the best writer-duos in the Hindi film industry and it seems the latter's daughter Zoya is likely to repeat the same success story with writing partner Reema Kagti.
Not in hurry for 'legend' status, quips Javed Akhtar
Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar mostly features the life and times of those artists on his TV show "Classic Legends" who have passed away. So, he says he is in no hurry to be a 'legend'.
Writer in me very strong, says Zoya Akhtar
Zoya Akhtar, daughter of veteran writers Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, says she always had the mind of a writer, and she won't ever give up her passion for anything.
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'.
As a child, I wanted to be an actor: Javed Akhtar
He is an accomplished writer, poet and lyricist, but Javed Akhtar says his childhood aspiration, just like every kid, was to become an actor.
Black money no longer exists in Bollywood: Javed Akhtar
What is wrong if an actor uses his popularity to do some good to society, an irate Javed Akhtar hit back when a journalist asked him if celebrities use social work to hide their black money.
Javed Akhtar doesn't like remixing trend
Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar does not like the trend of remixing old songs and says that old things should be left as they are.
Javed needs no research to write on Yash Chopra
Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who is set to come back with his TV show "Classic Legends Season 2", says he would never need to do any research work for any documentary on late filmmaker Yash Chopra.
Electronic flavour rules 'Talaash' soundtrack
Film: "Talaash"; Music Director: Ram Sampath; Lyricist: Javed Akhtar; Singers: Suman Sridhar, Vishal Dadlani, Sona Mahapatra, Ravindra Upadhyay and Ram Sampath; Rating: ***
Yash Chopra didn't compromise on ethics: Javed Akhtar
Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar, who worked with Yash Chopra as a writer in blockbuster films like "Deewar", "Trishul" and "Kaala Pathar", says the filmmaker never compromised on his ethics.
Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar unveil literacy anthem
Bollywood celebrities like Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar and Lalit Pandit, along with Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Monday launched a new literacy anthem as part of the campaign of promoting adult literacy in India.
IPTA pays tribute to Hangal
Bollywood biggies were absent at veteran actor A.K. Hangal's cremation here, but Javed Akhtar and Anupam Kher were among those who turned up at a condolence meet organised by the IPTA here Monday.
"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
Why should Aamir apologise, asks Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, June 3 : The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded an apology from actor Aamir Khan for sending a "wrong message" about the medical community in his programme "Satyamev Jayate". But lyricist Javed Akhtar doesn't approve of it and calls it a "sick" decision.
Lata Mangeshkar joins Javed Akhtar's fight for copyright
By Subhash K Jha, Mumbai, May 20 : Bollywood's Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar says she is totally with Javed Akhtar in his fight to secure royalty rights for singers and lyricists.
Javed praises govt for copyright Bill
Mumbai, May 20 : Veteran writer Javed Akhtar today expressed his gratitude to the government and the opposition members for passing the Copyright Bill with amendments which will ensure that writers, lyricists, singers and composers get their fair share of royalties from music companies.
Javed thanks government, opposition for Copyright Bill
Mumbai, May 20: Veteran writer Javed Akhtar has expressed his gratitude to the government and the opposition for passing the Copyright Bill with amendments which will ensure that writers, lyricists, singers and composers get their fair share of royalties from music companies.
SRK's punishment too harsh: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, May 20: Renowned lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar says that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA)'s decision to ban Shah Rukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium for five years is a "little harsh".