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Javed Akhtar on Amitabh Bachchan: A powerful river always finds its course

Salim-Javed's scripts such as "Deewar", "Sholay", "Trishul", "Don", "Kaala Patthar", "Dostana", Shaan" and "Shakti" redefined action, drama and heroism in the Bachchan era, crafting the towering Big B stature.

Nov 07, 2019, 17:29 PM IST

Go to psychiatrist: Javed Akhtar tells Shekhar Kapur

Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar has got into a Twitter spat with filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, asking the latter to visit a psychiatrist.

Jul 29, 2019, 06:38 AM IST

Casting directors play big part today: Shabana Azmi

Azmi noted that casting directors, in particular, are now playing a huge part in filmmaking process.

Jul 24, 2019, 16:04 PM IST

Only I can write Sahir Ludhianvi biopic: Javed Akhtar

The subject came up ion the wake of wide discussions in the media and among fans alike, about a probably biopic of Ludhianvi in the offing.

Jul 24, 2019, 15:55 PM IST

Nation can only develop when there is gender equality: Shabana Azmi

Veteran actor-activist Shabana Azmi on Monday said that equal opportunities should be given to both men and women for the nation to progress. 

Jun 10, 2019, 21:03 PM IST

B-Town celebs express anguish over Surat fire tragedy

Bollywood celebs Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor on Saturday offered condolences to the families of those killed in the Surat fire, terming the tragedy "devastating", "horrible", "unfortunate" and heartbreaking".

May 25, 2019, 12:28 PM IST

Javed Akhtar's controversial statement on burqa ban

Javed Akhtar gives controversial statement on burqa ban. Watch this video to know.

May 02, 2019, 15:14 PM IST

There has to be basic honesty: Javed Akhtar on Modi biopic credit row

The film, which was earlier slated to be released Friday, has been postponed till further notice, producer Sandip Ssingh said Thursday.

Apr 04, 2019, 23:55 PM IST

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani campaigns for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar

Mevani's canvassing for Kumar, who is pitted against firebrand BJP leader Giriraj Singh is being seen as an attempt to garner Dalit support in favour of the upper caste CPI candidate in a caste-riven state like Bihar. 

Mar 29, 2019, 18:21 PM IST

Javed Akhtar shocked to find his name on 'PM Narendra Modi' biopic poster, claims he never wrote any song

'PM Narendra Modi' biopic is produced by Sandip Ssingh, Anand Pandit and Suresh Oberoi.

Mar 22, 2019, 19:25 PM IST

Find discussion about Ramzan, elections totally disgusting: Javed Akhtar

Akhtar, in a series of tweets on Monday night, said: "I find this whole discussion about Ramzan and elections totally disgusting. 

Mar 12, 2019, 13:04 PM IST

Pakistani arts community disappointed over Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancelling Karachi visit

After the attack, Azmi said she feels weakened in her belief that people-to-people contact can force the establishment to do the right thing.

Feb 18, 2019, 09:23 AM IST

Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi cancel Pakistan visit

In the wake of the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and his wife actress Shabana Azmi have decided not to attend an event in Pakistan.

Feb 15, 2019, 19:17 PM IST

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar cancel Karachi Arts Council event after Pulwama attack

The couple was invited to Pakistan by the Karachi Arts Council for a two-day event.

Feb 15, 2019, 15:52 PM IST

Ghalib's work could only have found meaning in India: Javed Akhtar

Akhtar also said that Ghalib had a higher level of emotional understanding. 

Jan 29, 2019, 23:17 PM IST

Javed Akhtar turns 73, B-Town wishes the 'magician', 'philosopher'

Actor Anil Kapoor called Javed a "magician".

Jan 17, 2019, 22:08 PM IST

Javed Akhtar breaks silence on Rajkumar Hirani after sexual harassment allegations

Hirani is the latest name to be called out for sexual harassment.

Jan 16, 2019, 17:49 PM IST

Shabana Azmi stresses on importance of teaching film production

Veteran actress-activist Shabana Azmi feels that Indian film institutes must teach film production to their students.

Jan 12, 2019, 18:01 PM IST

Amrish Puri was a great actor and human being: Javed Akhtar

He was not only seen in Hindi films but also Kannada, Marathi, Hollywood, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil. 

Jan 08, 2019, 15:50 PM IST