Articles about Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar was born on January 17, 1945, in Gwalior, Central India Agency, British India. His credits include ‘Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India,’ ‘Om Shanti Om,’ and ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho.’ Since December 9, 1984, he has been married to Shabana Azmi. Previously, he was married to Honey Irani. Akhtar gained fame as part of the Salim–Javed duo and his first film as a screenwriter was 1973-flick 'Zanjeer.’ He went on to create the soundtracks for the films ‘Deewar’ and ‘Sholay,’ both of which were released in 1975 and earned cult status as well as having a significant cultural impact. For his work as a lyricist, he won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics five times and the Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist eight times. The Government of India bestowed the civilian honor of Padma Shri on Akhtar in 1999, followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2007. As of 2020, he received the Richard Dawkins Award for being a "strong force for secularism, reason, and human rights, fighting superstition and bigotry through his poetry, filmmaking, and political activity."
30 Jul 2022Kangana Ranaut
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has reportedly approached a court in Mumbai, urging it to record her sister Rangoli Chandel's statement in the ongoing defamation case filed against her by lyricist Javed Akhtar.
25 Mar 2022Kangana Ranaut
In the ongoing defamation case filed against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut by veteran lyricist/screenwriter Javed Akhtar, the former had applied for permanent exemption from appearing in front of the court.
26 Feb 2022Kangana Ranaut
We have a new update on the ongoing defamation case brought in by veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar against actor Kangana Ranaut.
04 Feb 2022Bollywood News
It's the season of weddings in Bollywood and the next couple to tie the knot is actor/director/producer Farhan Akhtar and anchor/model Shibani Dandekar.
01 Feb 2022Boney Kapoor
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi took to her social media handles late on Monday to announce that she has tested positive for the dangerous COVID-19.
28 Sep 2021Entertainment
A show-cause notice was issued to veteran Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar by a Thane court recently over his purported defamatory comment where he had compared the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to the Taliban.
20 Sep 2021Entertainment
Actress Kangana Ranaut appeared in front of the Metropolitan Magistrate's Court on Monday in relation to the defamation case filed against her by poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar.
09 Sep 2021Bombay High Court
Kangana Ranaut, whose film Thalaivii will hit the theaters tomorrow, received a major legal setback today.
06 Sep 2021Taliban
Security was beefed up outside the residence of writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar in Mumbai on Monday after a Maharashtra BJP MLA demanded an apology from him over his remark where he allegedly compared the RSS with the Taliban, a police official said.
05 Sep 2021Entertainment
Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar recently compared the Taliban to functionaries of organizations like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) in a media interaction.
13 Aug 2021Independence Day
Noted screenwriter-lyricist Javed Akhtar says today filmmakers use songs in movies as an obligation for revenue and not as a narrative tool because they are "embarrassed" about it.
20 Jul 2021Salman Khan
Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan says he is thrilled that a documentary on the formidable screenwriter duo Salim Khan, his father, and Javed Akhtar is being developed, something that he had once envisioned as a private docu-drama for the family.
15 Jun 2021Salman Khan
The story behind the formidable writer duo Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar will be brought to the screen in a documentary produced by their children, superstar Salman Khan, actor Farhan Akhtar, and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.
01 Jun 2021Zoya Akhtar
Netflix is apparently eyeing to buy the digital streaming rights of an upcoming docu-drama on the famed writer duo Salim-Javed, said a report.
26 Mar 2021Bollywood News
On Thursday, a Mumbai court granted bail to actress Kangana Ranaut in the criminal defamation case filed by lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar.
02 Mar 2021Bollywood News
Bollywood actor, Kangana Ranaut, who often surfaces in the news for her statements, has now approached the Supreme Court, seeking the transfer of cases to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, her home state, reports Live Law.
01 Mar 2021India
A court in Mumbai today issued a bailable warrant against film actor Kangana Ranaut after she failed to appear before it in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed against her by lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar, reports say.
01 Feb 2021Mumbai Police
On Monday, a Mumbai court issued summons to actor Kangana Ranaut in the defamation case filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar last year.
19 Dec 2020Punjab
A metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai today ordered a police investigation into lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar's defamation complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut for allegedly making derogatory comments against him.
04 Nov 2020Kangana Ranaut
Poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar has filed a defamation case against actor Kangana Ranaut.
31 Jul 2020YouTube
Some of the best-known Hindi film songwriters, including Varun Grover, Swanand Kirkire, Neelesh Mishra and Anvita Dutt have come together for a unique music video, thereby urging music streaming platforms to grant them proper credits.
09 Jul 2020Bollywood News
Veteran actor Jagdeep, who played the iconic role of Soorma Bhopali in cult classic Sholay, and made the audience laugh for decades through his unmatchable comic timing and onscreen antics, passed away on Wednesday at his residence in Mumbai. He was 81. He will be laid to rest today.
05 May 2020Twitter
Making problematic statements on social media is Ram Gopal Varma's favorite pastime.
10 Apr 2020Airtel Digital TV
Leading DTH operators in India have started offering some free service channels in India, the offer is valid at least till April 14. The move is aimed at encouraging home-bound customers to try activities like cooking, dancing, and exercising during the ongoing nation-wide lockdown.
28 Feb 2020India
The announcement of a planned reboot of the 1987 Bollywood movie Mr. India has got mired in a major controversy.
27 Feb 2020Sridevi
The controversy surrounding a planned reboot of the 1987 movie Mr. India is getting messier with time.
23 Feb 2020Twitter
Earlier this week, Bollywood director Ali Abbas Zafar announced that he would soon helm a movie trilogy inspired by the iconic 1987 movie Mr. India, which was directed by Shekhar Kapur.
19 Feb 2020Twitter
In her latest attack, Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel has claimed that poet/lyricist Javed Akhtar once threatened Kangana Ranaut and asked her to apologize to fellow actor Hrithik Roshan, who the actress infamously had a spat with.
23 Jan 2020Bollywood News
Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has finally opened up about her wedding plans with boyfriend Ali Fazal.
20 Jan 2020Mumbai
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is currently admitted in the ICU at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, is under sedation but coherent and talking normally, shared film producer Boney Kapoor, who visited her at the hospital.
19 Jan 2020Mumbai
A police complaint has been filed against veteran actress Shabana Azmi's driver after the car that the two were traveling in met with a major accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday afternoon.
18 Jan 2020Shabana Azmi
In a tragic incident, veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Saturday met with a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Shabana (69) has reportedly sustained critical injuries.
12 Jan 2020Bollywood News
Actors Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar are all set to tie the knot by the end of this year, according to reports. The two have been dating for around two years now.
06 Jan 2020Akshay Kumar
Last night, the Centre organized a special dinner with Bollywood celebrities as part of its outreach program for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
22 Nov 2019India
Singer Salim Merchant, part of popular Bollywood score composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, has claimed that renowned production banner Yash Raj Films (YRF) has not paid his dues in royalties, despite having collected it on his behalf.
07 Aug 2019Narendra Modi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away yesterday night in AIIMS, Delhi, due to a heart attack. She was 67.
23 May 2019India
Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.
23 May 2019India
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's fans may not get to see him in any films in the near future, but they needn't be disappointed. The 53-year-old actor is already filming for the second season of Ted Talks India Nayi Soch.
19 May 2019Mukesh Ambani
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor and his wife, Neetu Kapoor, were visited by Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani in New York City, United States.
26 Apr 2019Rashtriya Janata Dal
On Thursday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi campaigned for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, where she accused BJP of inciting communal tensions.