Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar spars with BJP's Subramanian Swamy over Coronavirus, imams

Akhtar's reaction came after the veteran BJP leader posted an article from June 8, 2018, about Austria closing down seven mosques and 'kicking out 60 imams'.

Mar 14, 2020, 13:27 PM IST

Shekhar Kapur, how can your claim on 'Mr India' be more than mine? asks Javed Akhtar

The announcement that 'Mr India' will be remade in the form of a trilogy hasn't gone down well with the makers of the original film. Last week, Sonam Kapoor had said it was "disrespectful" that the architects of the 1987 blockbuster hadn't been consulted for the remake. 

Feb 28, 2020, 15:43 PM IST

Javed Akhtar questions action against suspended AAP councilor Tahir Hussain in Delhi violence

Tahir Hussain has been alleged to be the kingpin behind the riots in the Chandbagh area.

Feb 28, 2020, 12:02 PM IST

Javed Akhtar threatened Kangana Ranaut to say sorry to Hrithik Roshan, claims Rangoli Chandel

The Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan controversy in the year 2016 was widely publicised with both accusing each other of maligning their images.

Feb 20, 2020, 07:47 AM IST

Shabana Azmi recovering well, says Javed Akhtar

Shabana Azmi met with a road accident on the Mumbai-Pune expressway on Saturday. According to doctors, she has suffered a head injury and there is slight damage to the backbone.

Jan 23, 2020, 09:59 AM IST

Satish Kaushik: Shabana Azmi is much better now

Satish Kaushik visited Shabana Azmi at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) in Andheri on Sunday.

Jan 20, 2020, 11:28 AM IST

Shabana Azmi in ICU but doing fine: Javed Akhtar

An FIR has been registered against Shabana Azmi's driver for rash driving, police said on Sunday.

Jan 19, 2020, 16:00 PM IST

Farhan Akhtar: Feel proud and fortunate that Javed Akhtar is my father

Farhan was interacting with the media at a photo exhibition that showcased the life of Javed Akhtar on the occasion of the latter's 75th birthday on Wednesday in Mumbai.

Jan 16, 2020, 20:30 PM IST

Javed Akhtar: I still have to do a lot of work

Celebrities including Zoya Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar, Sudhir Mishra, Divya Dutta, and Riteish Deshmukh attended the photo-exhibition.

Jan 16, 2020, 18:14 PM IST

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