Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar and his equally talented actor wife Shabana Azmi have been voted the best couple in Bollywood in an online poll conducted by matrimony portal BharatMatrimony.
The elegant couple, who managed to woo 29 percent votes, pipped star couples like Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri, Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai, Ajay Devgan-Kajol, et al to win the title, stated a press release.
The results came nearly a month after the portal had conducted a survey to find out the "best power couples" and "best Bollywood couples" of 2009 as part of Matrimony Day April 14.
The survey involved 20,800 individuals who had cast their vote.
In the best power couple category, business magnate Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani walked away with the lion's share of votes, leaving behind contenders like N.R Narayana Murthy-Sudha Murthy, Anil Ambani-Tina Ambani, Lakshmi Narayan Mittal-Usha Mittal, Robert Vadra-Priyanka Gandhi and Yash Birla-Avanti Birla.
"We conducted this celebrity poll on Matrimony Day to highlight happy couples to generate interest among our most relevant audience to experience the joy of togetherness," said Murugavel Janakiraman, founder and CEO of BharatMatrimony.