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  • salim khan on why he refused padma shri

    Salim Khan on why he refused Padma Shri

    Bollywood | January 27, 2015 10:46 IST

    New Delhi: Salim Khan, who turned down Padma Shri Award bestowed upon him by Indian Govt, finally opens up about the issue. The iconic scriptwriter and father of  superstar Salman Khan says that he deserves

  • javed akhtar once again to pen a film script

    Javed Akhtar once again to pen a film script

    Bollywood | January 25, 2015 19:28 IST

    Kolkata: Eminent lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar has said he will be back with a new film script once again soon after a long gap.Akhtar, 70, last wrote the screenplay of Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Don', which

  • deewaar most perfect script big b on film s 40 years

    'Deewaar' most perfect script: Big B on film's 40 years

    Bollywood | January 22, 2015 13:51 IST

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Deewaar” hit the screens 40 years back and the megastar has thanked its scriptwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar for the "perfect script".The movie, which revolves around two brothers -- a policeman

  • javed akhtar to host a lunch for friends colleagues on 70th

    Javed Akhtar to host a lunch for friends, colleagues on 70th b'day

    Bollywood | January 10, 2015 18:24 IST

    Mumbai: After Farhan Akhtar's 41st birthday, the family is now looking forward to his father Javed Akhtar's grand 70th birthday celebrations Jan 17. Farhan says they've planned a get-together for friends and family."We're calling all

  • naseeruddin shah vishal bhardwaj javed akhtar to represent

    Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Javed Akhtar to represent Bollywood at Jaipur literature festival

    Lifestyle | January 06, 2015 19:54 IST

    Jaipur: Bollywood bigwigs like Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman and Javed Akhtar will be present at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival that will begin here Jan 21, said the organisers.These luminaries will gather to

  • javed akhtar plans good scripts in new year

    Javed Akhtar plans 'good scripts' in New Year

    Bollywood | January 06, 2015 14:02 IST

    Mumbai: Acclaimed lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, who along with noted writer Salim Khan penned stories like "Zanjeer", "Sholay" and "Deewar", has said that he is planning to pen down "some good scripts" this year."I would like

  • shabana javed celebrate 30 years of togetherness

    Shabana, Javed celebrate 30 years of togetherness

    Bollywood | December 09, 2014 16:30 IST

    Mumbai: Veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi and lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar Tuesday clocked 30 years of marriage.The actress took to micro-blogging site Twitter to sum up her journey with her husband's quote.“It's our 30th wedding anniversary

  • javed akhtar to pen script for vishal bhardwaj s next

    Javed Akhtar to pen script for Vishal Bhardwaj's next?

    Bollywood | October 07, 2014 19:10 IST

    New Delhi: Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar is heading back to writing screenplays and may collaborate with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on his next film.The 69-year-old's last work as a screenwriter was son Farhan Akhtar directorial venture

  • javed akhtar clocks 50 years since stepping into mumbai

    Javed Akhtar clocks 50 years since stepping into Mumbai

    Bollywood | October 04, 2014 17:29 IST

    Mumbai: It was on this day 50 years ago that Javed Akhtar had stepped foot in Mumbai from Gwalior to pursue his creative dreams.The now acclaimed lyricist and writer recently participated in Prime Minister Narendra

  • 17 year old pens geo political fiction

    17-year-old pens geo-political fiction

    India | September 15, 2014 11:30 IST

    New Delhi: A geo-political drama interspersed with elements of romance set against the backdrop of the political uprising of 2013 in the national capital forms the subject of a novel released by 17-year-old Simar Malhotra.The

  • my father was too versatile to establish poetic identity

    My father was too versatile to establish poetic identity: Javed Akhtar

    Bollywood | June 15, 2014 17:20 IST

    Mumbai: Hindi film industry's renonned lyricist Javed Akhtar remembers his father and poet Jan Nisar Akhtar on Father's Day Sunday and says he learnt how to write lucid poetry from him, and added that his

  • a leader has passed away b town on munde s demise

    A leader has passed away: B-Town on Munde's demise

    Politics | June 04, 2014 11:32 IST

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Mahesh Bhatt and Javed Akhtar have expressed shock and grief at the sudden demise of union Minister for Rural Development and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Gopinath Munde in Delhi Tuesday.Munde,

  • iifa rocks 2014 priyanka bipasha anil walk the green carpet

    IIFA Rocks 2014: Priyanka, Bipasha, Anil walk the green carpet (view pics)

    Bollywood | April 26, 2014 10:21 IST

    New Delhi: IIFA Rocks, an event celebrating music and fashion, went on at Tampa Convention centre with Bollywood biggies making their way in their utmost glittering outfits. The Florida fans went all berserk to witness

  • javed akhtar speaks up for aamir khan

    Javed Akhtar speaks up for Aamir Khan

    Bollywood | March 10, 2014 19:11 IST

    Mumbai: Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar finds it a "shame" that certain people have abused actor-filmmaker and "Satyamev Jayate 2" host Aamir Khan and doubted his intentions of amassing donations via the social issue-based TV show."Shame!

  • javed akhtar salim khan may team up again

    Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan may team up again

    Bollywood | November 08, 2013 10:53 IST

    Mumbai: It seems that the well-known Bollywood scriptwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, who scripted many successful film's like "Zanjeer" and "Deewaar" together, may team up again."You never know there are possibilities. Have some patience,"

  • entire bollywood attends bachchans s lavish diwali bash at

    Entire Bollywood attends Bachchans's lavish Diwali bash at Jalsa (view pics)

    Bollywood | November 05, 2013 6:39 IST

    Mumbai: It was a star-studded Diwali Bash at Bachchan's residence Jalsa last night which had some big Bollywood celebrities in attendance. Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan worked as a perfect host

  • this man modi is not democratic javed akhtar

    This man (Modi) is not democratic : Javed Akhtar

    Politics | October 24, 2013 17:39 IST

    Patna: Noted lyricist and Rajya Sabha MP today termed Narendra Modi ‘undemocratic' and said that he can never be a good Prime Minister. “Besides, all talks of involvement in Gujarat riots of 2002 which are before

  • shabana javed get lovey dovey at iijw

    Shabana-Javed get lovey-dovey at IIJW

    Lifestyle | August 07, 2013 14:13 IST

    Mumbai, Aug 7: Veteran Indian cinema artistes actress Shabana Azmi and her writer husband Javed Akhtar presented a rare 'smitten by love' portrait when they walked the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) ramp here.The duo

  • bollywood celebs at javed akhtar s party

    Bollywood celebs at Javed Akhtar's party

    Bollywood | August 01, 2013 13:36 IST

    The night was live and glimmering with Bollywood stars attending the party thrown by lyricist Javed Akhtar at his residence.  Here's a look at those who attended the night…Photo: Vinod SinghActor-director Satish Kaushik arrives at

  • uttarakhand tragedy bollywood shocked stars react

    Uttarakhand tragedy: Bollywood shocked, stars react

    Bollywood | June 22, 2013 16:35 IST

    Mumbai, June 22: The deadly face of nature in Uttarakhand has shocked Bollywood celebrities. Stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar, Yami Gautma among others expressed their sorrow through the social networking site for those who