On the 73rd birthday of veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar on Thursday, members of the film fraternity wished the wordsmith a happy birthday, and expressed their fondness for him. Javed's wife and veteran actress Shabana Azmi said the day was very special as it was not just her husband's birthday, but also the launch of her brother Baba Azmi's film "Mee Raqsam". Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, son of Javed, too wished him on social media and wrote: "Happy birthday Pa." Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor called Javed a "magician". He said: "He's a magician. Everytime he puts pen to paper, his words come to life and dance with our souls! Wish you a very happy birthday Javed Akhtar saab."
Here's what the stars tweeted-
He’s a magician...Everytime he puts pen to paper, his words come to life & dance with our souls! Wish you a very happy birthday @Javedakhtarjadu saab! I said it then and I want to say it now, you were magnificent on stage at #RaagShayari! pic.twitter.com/jyuYDCJwGr— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 17, 2019
Happiest birthday to my friend philosopher and guide ! Thank you for standing by me every moment ... learnt so much from you ! A blessing for me 💕 @Javedakhtarjadu @AzmiShabana pic.twitter.com/TtkZJTwBxX— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) January 17, 2019