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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.