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Raj Thackeray praises Javed Akhtar for comments in Pak: ‘Want Muslims like him’

During a rally in Mumbai, Raj Thackeray mentioned Javed Akhtar and praised him for speaking his mind in Pakistan recently.

Raj Thackeray says he wants people like Javed Akhtar.
Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:26 PM IST

Shabana Azmi recalls Javed Akhtar's most romantic gift

Shabana Azmi remembered how husband Javed Akhtar surprised her by purchasing a Salvador Dali sculpture she had liked in London. She was touched by the gesture.

Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi were wed in 1984.
Published on Mar 22, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Pakistani Twitter upset over Javed Akhtar's Urdu comment

Pakistani Twitter erupted with reactions after Javed Akhtar said Urdu doesn't belong to Pakistan, 'it belongs to Hindustan'.

Javed Akhtar at a Pakistan event in February. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 04:37 PM IST

Javed Akhtar says Urdu should be given attention: ‘It is our own language’

Veteran writer Javed Akhtar emphasised the importance of the Urdu language and the role Punjab played in its past growth and prominence. He also added that Urdu doesn't belong to Pakistan (solely) or Egypt, it belongs to 'Hindustan'.

Mumbai, Feb 01 (ANI): Lyricist Javed Akhtar and actress Shabana Azmi pose for a photo during the screening of ‘Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat’ film, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(Sunil Khandare)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 08:16 PM IST

Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar reach Satish Kaushik's home to meet his family

Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar, and Raj Babbar reached Satish Kaushik's Mumbai home to meet his family. See pics here.

Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar, Raj Babbar reached Satish Kaushik's home to meet his family.
Published on Mar 09, 2023 12:44 PM IST

Farhan Akhtar and Shibani arrive at Holi party, Javed Akhtar poses with cops

From Farhan Akhtar to Shibani Dandekar to Anu Malik and Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, many celebrities have arrived for a Holi party, hosted by Javed Akhtar in Mumbai.

Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar, Anu Malik and others at Javed Akhtar Holi party in Mumbai. (Varinder Chawla)(Varinder Chawla)
Updated on Mar 07, 2023 07:21 PM IST

Javed Akhtar says ‘religion does not make a nation’, cites Pakistan's example

Javed Akhtar questions the rationality behind creating nations based on religion and cites Pakistan as an example of failed attempt to do so.

Javed Akhtar has made fresh statement about the partition, and the concept of nations being created on the basis on religion.(AFP)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 01:41 PM IST

Javed Akhtar on his comments in Pakistan: ‘Yahan nahi darte wahan kya darna?'

Javed Akhtar has said he has never been scared of speaking his mind in his own country, therefore he had no reason to be afraid while doing so in a country he was visiting for a few days.

Javed Akhtar was recently in Pakistan where he shared some strong comments on 26/11 attacks.(AFP)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 07:24 AM IST

After hosting Javed Akhtar at bash, Ali Zafar slams him for remarks against Pak

Ali Zafar has criticised Javed Akhtar for his comments on 26/11 Mumbai attacks at Faiz Mela after he himself hosted the lyricist at a party.

Ali Zafar hosted a party for Javed Akhtar but wasn't aware of his remarks against Pakistan made at Faiz Aman Mela.
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 10:55 AM IST

Uddhav camp on Javed Akhtar's plain-speak: ‘what Modi and his blind devotees…'

Javed Akhtar recently said at an event in Lahore that the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks are still roaming freely in Pakistan and Pakistanis should not feel offended when Indians complaint about the terrorism.

Javed Akhtar also told the gathering that Pakistan has never held a single show of Lata Mangeshkar.
Updated on Feb 23, 2023 08:36 PM IST

Pakistani celebs slam Javed Akhtar's comment: 'Ghar mein aa ke beizzat kar...'

Pakistani actors Saboor Aly, Shaan Shahid and others condemned Javed Akhtar's statement on Mumbai terror attacks. While some accused Javed of selective criticism, others expressed shock and questioned those applauding him despite his alleged anti-Pakistan comment.

Saboor Aly slammed Pakistanis applauding Javed Akhtar.
Published on Feb 22, 2023 05:35 PM IST

Javed Akhtar calls Kangana Ranaut ‘unimportant’ after she praised him

Javed Akhtar, during a recent interview, ignored a question regarding Kangana Ranaut after she praised him for his remarks on Pakistan. He also called her ‘not important.’

Javed Akhtar on Kangana Ranaut praising him on Twitter.
Published on Feb 22, 2023 05:27 PM IST

Javed Akhtar shares reaction to his 26/11 remark in Pakistan: 'They all clapped'

Javed Akhtar revealed that his remark about the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks that he made during an event in Pakistan was well-received by the audience. He said 'they all clapped and agreed' with his statement.

Javed Akhtar at Faiz Festival in Lahore, Pakistan.
Published on Feb 22, 2023 09:50 AM IST

Fans go head over heels as Javed Akhtar jams with Ali Zafar in Pakistan

Ali Zafar recently hosted Javed Akhtar in Lahore, Pakistan. The duo even had a jam session where they sang Kishore Kumar’s classic song Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main.

Ali Zafar singing Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar’s Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main for Javed Akhtar. (Twitter/@HarounRashid2)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 02:27 PM IST

Kangana Ranaut praises Javed Akhtar's Pakistan remark: ‘Ghar mein ghus ke mara’

Kangana Ranaut praised Javed Akhtar for his straightforward remark about the 26/11 terror attacks as he attended an event in Pakistan.

Kangana Ranaut has showered praise on poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Published on Feb 21, 2023 02:20 PM IST

In Pakistan, Javed Akhtar recalls 26/11 attack: ‘…still roaming free' | Watch

Javed Akhtar was attending a festival organised in memory of renowned Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Poet-lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar.(AFP file)
Updated on Feb 21, 2023 03:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Javed Akhtar says even marriage couldn't affect his friendship with Shabana Azmi

Javed Akhtar attended Faiz Festival in Lahore over the weekend, where he opened about his relationship with Shabana Azmi and said their friendship was so strong that even marriage 'could not break it'.

Shabana Azmi with Javed Akhtar in a file photo.
Published on Feb 20, 2023 05:14 PM IST

Javed Akhtar recalls how Rajesh Khanna helped him and Salim Khan become richer

Javed Akhtar said Rajesh Khanna convinced him and Salim Khan to work on his film once as he was buying his Mumbai bungalow worth ₹4.5 lakh at the time.

Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan were an Indian screenwriting duo who worked together many iconic Hindi films on the 1970s and 80s.
Updated on Feb 10, 2023 06:36 PM IST

Javed Akhtar on marriage with Shabana: 'Living with a strong-minded woman is...'

Javed Akhtar said being married to an independent strong-minded woman is 'not a bed of roses', when asked what is the recipe for a successful marriage. Javed will be seen chatting with Arbaaz Khan in the upcoming episode of his new show.

Javed Akhtar with Shabana Azmi in an old photo the actor had posted on Instagram.
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 07:06 PM IST

Javed Akhtar says he was extremely worried about Farhan Akhtar: He wasn't a kid…

Javed Akhtar revealed being ‘extremely worried' about Farhan Akhtar during his childhood. He also said that Farhan was ‘intimidated' by Zoya Akhtar.

Shabana Azmi with husband Javed Akhtar, kids, Farhan and Zoya.
Published on Jan 30, 2023 09:50 PM IST

Javed Akhtar recalls why he stopped working with Salim Khan: ‘Jab kamyabi ayi…’

Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan worked as screenwriters in famous Hindi films such as Sholay, Don and Deewaar, among others. In a new interview, Javed opened up about not working with Salim after they ‘became successful’.

Javed Akhtar (left) and Salim Khan were an Indian screenwriting duo who worked together on 24 films between 1971–1987. (File Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 01:49 PM IST

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Honey Irani come together for the perfect family pic

Javed Akhtar posed with his ex-wife Honey Irani and wife Shabana Azmi in a recent photo. They were also joined by Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar.

Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and Honey Irani in a rare photo.
Published on Jan 19, 2023 05:56 PM IST

Javed Akhtar accepts panel report on ‘fake' police encounters in Gujarat

Appearing through his lawyer before a bench led by justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Akhtar gave his acceptance to the Justice HS Bedi Committee report, which concluded that three out of 17 encounters investigated by the special task force (STF) under the orders of the apex court, were prima facie fake.

Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 04:53 AM IST

Farhan Akhtar wishes ‘pa’ Javed Akhtar birthday with a beautiful note

Farhan Akhtar shared a post for lyricist-father Javed Akhtar on his birthday and wrote sweet wish. Javed turned 78 on Tuesday. Javed's daughter Zoya Akhtar also wished him with a throwback picture.

Farhan Akhtar shares a heartfelt birthday post for Javed Akhtar.
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 04:50 PM IST

When Javed Akhtar said he wasn't a ‘conventional father’ to Farhan, Zoya Akhtar

In 2001, Javed Akhtar was once asked if he was a good father. In reply, he said he was not a ‘conventional father’ to Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar.

Javed Akhtar with Shabana Azmi, kids, Farhan and Zoya.
Published on Jan 17, 2023 06:56 AM IST

When Javed Akhtar was mistaken for Gulzar at airport but did not correct it

Javed Akhtar was once mistaken for Gulzar by a man. The veteran screenwriter and the poet have been pitted against each other several times in the past.

Javed Akhtar recalls man who was disappointed after mistaking him for Gulzar.
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 04:48 PM IST

Javed Akhtar on Pathaan row: We have 4-5 dharmas, they should have their censors

Javed Akhtar has said if a minister is "unhappy with the Centre's film certification, we should not come in between them, it is between them and the Centre”.

Javed Akhtar has talked about Pathaan controversy. (PTI)
Published on Jan 10, 2023 09:49 AM IST

Uorfi Javed told Javed Akhtar jokingly: ‘Apke jaydad ke teen hisse honge'

After she met Javed Akhtar, Uorfi Javed has now jokingly said that she has warned the lyricist-poet that his property will be divided into three.

Uorfi Javed with Javed Akhtar in a new photo.
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 01:57 PM IST

Javed Akhtar poses with Uorfi Javed; she jokes 'finally met my grandfather'

Uorfi Javed met Javed Akhtar recently. She shared their photo on Instagram, along with a funny caption, where she called him her ‘grandfather’.

Uorfi Javed shared a new photo with Javed Akhtar.
Published on Jan 08, 2023 11:01 AM IST

Evening brief: 'Congress outsourced work of abusing me,' says PM Modi;

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally, at Jamkandorana, in Rajkot, Gujarat on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Oct 11, 2022 04:55 PM IST
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