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Triple talaq should be legally banned, says Javed Akhtar

Triple talaq should be legally banned, says Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar’s tweet comes a day after the AIMPLB told the Supreme Court that it will tell Qazis to "advise" the bridegroom and bride during nikah to do away with the provision of triple talaq.

Javed Akhtar calls shelving of Australian award function 'unacceptable'

Javed Akhtar calls shelving of Australian award function 'unacceptable'

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has expressed dissent over the cancellation of the first edition of the Indian Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA) due to terror threats. He says it is unacceptable and outrageous.

Sonu Nigam ‘Azaan’ tweet row: Praying to god shouldn't disturb others, says Javed Akhtar

Sonu Nigam ‘Azaan’ tweet row: Praying to god shouldn't disturb others, says Javed Akhtar

For the unversed, the 43-year-old vocalist took the nation by storm after terming the practice of Azaan as "forced religiousness," on April 17.

Javed Akhtar is voice of Valmiki in 'Hanuman Da Damdaar'

Javed Akhtar is voice of Valmiki in 'Hanuman Da Damdaar'

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has given the voice-over to animated character Valmiki in the forthcoming film "Hanuman Da Damdaar".

Javed Akhtar calls AIMPLB's boycotting 'abusers of Triple Talaq' a HOAX!

Javed Akhtar calls AIMPLB's boycotting 'abusers of Triple Talaq' a HOAX!

The burning issue of 'Triple Talaq' has invited debate and discussions on various platforms for past few days. A day after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) made clear that abusers of Triple Talaq shall be socially boycotted and that the board is working on formulating a code of conduct, the famous writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar expressed his anger on the subject.

Javed Akhtar pens poems for Yash and Roohi, daddy Karan Johar overwhelmed!

Javed Akhtar pens poems for Yash and Roohi, daddy Karan Johar overwhelmed!

KJo took to Twitter Tuesday to share photographs of the poems that have been framed beautifully.

Women are labelled as bossy if they are in control: Zoya Akhtar

Women are labelled as bossy if they are in control: Zoya Akhtar

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar says people are quick to label a woman as "bossy" if she is leading a team.

Gurmehar Kaur row: Mahavir Phogat turns poet for a day, trolls Javed Akhtar in style

Gurmehar Kaur row: Mahavir Phogat turns poet for a day, trolls Javed Akhtar in style

Mahavir slammed noted poet-lyricist Akhtar for calling his daughters and wrestlers ‘hardly literate’.

Gurmehar Kaur placard act row: Javed Akhtar takes back 'harsh' words on Virender Sehwag, appreciates Gautam Gambhir

Gurmehar Kaur placard act row: Javed Akhtar takes back 'harsh' words on Virender Sehwag, appreciates Gautam Gambhir

Akhtar was slammed by Mahavir Phogat and his wrestler daughters Geeta and Babita, besides Yogeshwar Dutt, for referring to them as “ a hardly literate player or wrestler” in one of his tweets.

Don't call our players illiterate, India is proud of them: Vijay Goel to Javed Akhtar on 'hardly literate player' jibe

Don't call our players illiterate, India is proud of them: Vijay Goel to Javed Akhtar on 'hardly literate player' jibe

Days after Javed Akhtar called Yogeshwar Dutt a 'hardly literate wrestler', Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday replied back asking the lyricist not to use such words for India's champions who have earned laurels in their respective fields.

Mahavir Phogat responds to Javed Akhtar’s ‘if a hardly literate player or a wrestler’ tweet

Mahavir Phogat responds to Javed Akhtar’s ‘if a hardly literate player or a wrestler’ tweet

Former wrestler and coach Mahavir Phogat has responded to Javed Akhtar’s ‘if a hardly literate player or a wrestler’ tweet.

After Yogeshwar Dutt, Phogat family slams Javed Akhtar for 'hardly literate wrestler' jibe

After Yogeshwar Dutt, Phogat family slams Javed Akhtar for 'hardly literate wrestler' jibe

Gurmehar, a 20-year-old Delhi University student, started a social media campaign against the violence caused by ABVP in Delhi University’s North Campus on 22 February.

Gurmehar Kaur row: Madhur Bhandarkar‏ reacts to Javed Akhtar's 'hardly literate' tweet

Gurmehar Kaur row: Madhur Bhandarkar‏ reacts to Javed Akhtar's 'hardly literate' tweet

Few days after the Delhi University’s (DU) Ramjas college saw violent clashes between student groups, Gurmehar - a Lady Sri Ram College (LSRC) student initiated a social media campaign targeting Bhartiya Janta Party’s (BJP) student outfit Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

Yogeshwar Dutt takes a dig at Javed Akhtar after being called 'a hardly literate wrestler'

Yogeshwar Dutt takes a dig at Javed Akhtar after being called 'a hardly literate wrestler'

Sehwag, earlier, broke his silence over the controversy and said that his tweet only meant fun and was not aimed at Gurmehar at all.

Why Salim Khan will never write for Salman Khan?

Why Salim Khan will never write for Salman Khan?

Salim had teamed up with Javed Akhtar to form the 'Salim-Javed' duo that gave 1970s blockbusters like "Deewaar", "Sholay" and "Don".

Javed Akhtar turns 72, wife Shabana Azmi praises his 'magical persona'

Javed Akhtar turns 72, wife Shabana Azmi praises his 'magical persona'

On poet-writer-activist Javed Akhtar's 72nd birthday on Tuesday, his wife Shabana Azmi, who lovingly calls him 'Jadu', said he has magic in his persona.

Javed Akhtar, Vivek Agnihotri question 'azadi' for Zaira Wasim

Javed Akhtar, Vivek Agnihotri question 'azadi' for Zaira Wasim

Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar and Bollywood director Vivek Agnihotri expressed their disappointment with individuals for trolling Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim for meeting state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, and they even questioned the ideology of 'azadi' (freedom) in India.

Mohammed Shami's father slams moral policing, says they know what Islam says

Mohammed Shami's father slams moral policing, says they know what Islam says

Celebrities from all walks of life came out to voice their support for India pacer.

Mohammed Shami's wife's dressing row: Dignified and splendid, say Javed and Farhan Akhtar

Mohammed Shami's wife's dressing row: Dignified and splendid, say Javed and Farhan Akhtar

Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami, whose wife's dressing recently drew undue criticism from the social media users, is now receiving support from an array of celebrities. On Monday, Bollywood stars -  Javed Akhtar and son Farhan Akhtar – came forward to react to the 'controversial' issue.

Celebrities back Mohammed Shami on drawing social media flak over wife's dressing

Celebrities back Mohammed Shami on drawing social media flak over wife's dressing

Indian speedster Mohammed Shami was trolled on Facebook for allowing wife to wear a sleeveless dress.