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Anurag Kashyap is bold, transparent: 'Saand Ki Aankh' lyricist

Kashyap along with Reliance Entertainment has presented "Saand Ki Aankh", which tells the story of India's oldest sharpshooters, Prakashi Tomar and Chandro Tomar. 

Oct 24, 2019, 19:55 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

Gopaldas Neeraj: The poet in search of truth, romance and humanity

Neeraj had taken a liking for astrology and 'Haiku'—a traditional Japanese form of poetry.

Jul 20, 2018, 20:22 PM IST

Noted poet-lyricist Gopaldas Neeraj dead

Gopaldas Saxena, he wrote under the pen name 'Neeraj'.

Jul 19, 2018, 21:26 PM IST

There is a difference between expression and aggression: Prasoon Joshi

The writer said the 'towering presence' of film stars has decreased today.

Dec 17, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

James Franco in talks to star in Shel Silverstein biopic

James Franco planning to star and direct biopic of Shel Silverstein which will focus on the personal and professional struggles that made Silverstein a unique voice.

Dec 02, 2017, 13:52 PM IST

Gulzar named for Tata Literature Fest's Poet Laureate 2016 award

Lyricist-writer Gulzar will be honoured with this year's Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award. 

Nov 12, 2016, 19:07 PM IST

Javed Akhtar condemns Muslim personal law board

Javed Akhtar condemns the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for justifying instant divorce system.

Sep 04, 2016, 10:31 AM IST

Direction, production no more male-dominated: Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar says filmmaking is no more a male-dominated profession as many women are making their mark in direction and production.

Feb 14, 2016, 16:50 PM IST

Urdu is alive and moving ahead with times: Gulzar

Gulzar says that contrary to the belief that Urdu is dying, the language is alive and moving ahead with time.

Feb 13, 2016, 18:08 PM IST

Acclaimed poet-lyricist Nida Fazli no more

Renowned poet and lyricist Nida Fazli, who penned several soulful compositions like 'Kabhie kisi ko mukamil jahan nahi milta', passed away today after he complained of breathlessness at his residence in suburban Mumbai. He was 78. Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli, popularly known as Nida Fazli, was a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award.

Feb 08, 2016, 17:33 PM IST

Javed Akhtar rebukes blaming cinema for social violence

Javed Akhtar rebuked the view that cinema spreads violence and criticised the trend of connecting incidences of rapeto cinema.

Jan 27, 2016, 12:31 PM IST

Pritam keeps me on my toes, says Amitabh Bhattacharya

Their latest soundtrack is for Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer "Dilwale".

Nov 29, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

I never faced discrimination on communal ground: Javed Akhtar

"Our generation remained stuck in the rat race of earning money," Javed Akhtar said.

Nov 21, 2015, 19:33 PM IST

When Javed Akhtar felt like hiding in a small town!

Javed Akhtar, who has to his credit four National Awards for best lyrics besides accolades for film scripts and poems, once considered running away to a small city and living with a pseudonym because he felt he could not write anymore.

Jul 30, 2015, 13:25 PM IST

My thinking process starts with my pen: Gulzar

Having written poetries and film songs for more than half a century, Gulzar is now trying to keep pace with the Gen-X but can't change his old habit of writing on pen and paper.

May 21, 2015, 10:56 AM IST

I am not an artist: Gulzar

Legendary lyricist-poet Gulzar, who has revealed a new side of him with his charcoal sketches published for the first time, says he doesn't consider himself as an artist.

May 14, 2015, 10:58 AM IST

Lyricist Shailendra to get memorial in UP

 A memorial gate will be built in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh to honour late lyricist Shailendra who studied and spent many years here pursuing his passion for writing before shifting to Mumbai.

Apr 28, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

Grateful for Vishal Bharadwaj's support: Poet-lyricist Gulzar

 From helming songs for Bimal Roy's film "Bandini" to penning the Grammy-winning song "Jai Ho," poet-lyricist Gulzar says the seemingly effortless transition was made possible by director-composer Vishal Bhardwaj.

Mar 22, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

I want to bring back romance to youth through my book: Irshad Kamil

Author-lyricist Irshad Kamil aims at bringing earthy romance to the country's youth through his newly-launched book 'Ek Maheena Nazmon Ka', which is a compilation of 31 poems written by him.

Feb 08, 2015, 14:52 PM IST