Articles about Javed Akhtar

Show-cause notice sent to Javed Akhtar over RSS Taliban comment

28 Sep 2021

Show-cause notice sent to Javed Akhtar over RSS Taliban comment

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.

Javed Akhtar case: Kangana Ranaut appears in court, files counter-complaint

20 Sep 2021

Javed Akhtar case: Kangana Ranaut appears in court, files counter-complaint

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.

Javed Akhtar's defamation case filed against Kangana Ranaut will stay

09 Sep 2021

Javed Akhtar's defamation case filed against Kangana Ranaut will stay

Kangana Ranaut, whose film Thalaivii will hit the theaters tomorrow, received a major legal setback today.

BJP wants Akhtar to apologize for comparing RSS with Taliban

06 Sep 2021

BJP wants Akhtar to apologize for comparing RSS with Taliban

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.

BJP leader demands apology from Javed Akhtar over Taliban comment

05 Sep 2021

BJP leader demands apology from Javed Akhtar over Taliban comment

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.

Sad that filmmakers are dumping songs from films: Javed Akhtar

13 Aug 2021

Sad that filmmakers are dumping songs from films: Javed Akhtar

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.

I once envisioned documentary on dad as private docu-drama: Arbaaz

20 Jul 2021

I once envisioned documentary on dad as private docu-drama: Arbaaz

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.

Salman, Farhan, Zoya to produce documentary on Salim-Javed

15 Jun 2021

Salman, Farhan, Zoya to produce documentary on Salim-Javed

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.

Netflix to buy streaming rights of documentary drama on Salim-Javed?

01 Jun 2021

Netflix to buy streaming rights of documentary drama on Salim-Javed?

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.

Kangana Ranaut granted bail in Javed Akhtar defamation case

26 Mar 2021

Kangana Ranaut granted bail in Javed Akhtar defamation case

On Thursday, a Mumbai court granted bail to actress Kangana Ranaut in the criminal defamation case filed by lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar.

Kangana Ranaut moves SC seeking transfer of cases to Himachal

02 Mar 2021

Kangana Ranaut moves SC seeking transfer of cases to Himachal

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.

Bailable warrant against Kangana Ranaut in Javed Akhtar's defamation case

01 Mar 2021

Bailable warrant against Kangana Ranaut in Javed Akhtar's defamation case

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.

Kangana Ranaut summoned in Javed Akhtar's defamation case

01 Feb 2021

Kangana Ranaut summoned in Javed Akhtar's defamation case

On Monday, a Mumbai court issued summons to actor Kangana Ranaut in the defamation case filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar last year.

Police probe ordered into Javed Akhtar's complaint against Kangana

19 Dec 2020

Police probe ordered into Javed Akhtar's complaint against Kangana

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.

Javed Akhtar files defamation case against Kangana Ranaut

04 Nov 2020

Javed Akhtar files defamation case against Kangana Ranaut

Poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar has filed a defamation case against actor Kangana Ranaut.

Bollywood lyricists unite, demand credit on streaming platforms

31 Jul 2020

Bollywood lyricists unite, demand credit on streaming platforms

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.

RIP Jagdeep: Bollywood thanks the veteran for decades of entertainment

09 Jul 2020

RIP Jagdeep: Bollywood thanks the veteran for decades of entertainment

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.

RGV's sexist remark on women buying alcohol invites Sona's ire

05 May 2020

RGV's sexist remark on women buying alcohol invites Sona's ire

Making problematic statements on social media is Ram Gopal Varma's favorite pastime.

Amid lockdown, leading DTH operators offer subscribers free service channels

10 Apr 2020

Amid lockdown, leading DTH operators offer subscribers free service channels

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.

'Mr. India' row: Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur

28 Feb 2020

'Mr. India' row: Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur

The announcement of a planned reboot of the 1987 Bollywood movie Mr. India has got mired in a major controversy.

Anil Kapoor was equally disturbed, Shekhar on 'Mr. India' row

27 Feb 2020

Anil Kapoor was equally disturbed, Shekhar on 'Mr. India' row

The controversy surrounding a planned reboot of the 1987 movie Mr. India is getting messier with time.

Time to test legally: Shekhar Kapur on 'Mr. India' remake

23 Feb 2020

Time to test legally: Shekhar Kapur on 'Mr. India' remake

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.

Javed Akhtar threatened Kangana, said 'apologize' to Hrithik: Rangoli Chandel

19 Feb 2020

Javed Akhtar threatened Kangana, said 'apologize' to Hrithik: Rangoli Chandel

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.

Waiting and chilling: Richa Chadha on her wedding plans

23 Jan 2020

Waiting and chilling: Richa Chadha on her wedding plans

Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has finally opened up about her wedding plans with boyfriend Ali Fazal.

Shabana Azmi is sedated but coherent, says Boney Kapoor

20 Jan 2020

Shabana Azmi is sedated but coherent, says Boney Kapoor

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.

FIR lodged against Shabana Azmi's driver for rash driving

19 Jan 2020

FIR lodged against Shabana Azmi's driver for rash driving

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.

Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

18 Jan 2020

Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

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.

Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar to get married in 2020?

12 Jan 2020

Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar to get married in 2020?

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.

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

06 Jan 2020

Bollywood-Piyush Goyal meeting: Who attended and who skipped the meet?

Last night, the Centre organized a special dinner with Bollywood celebrities as part of its outreach program for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.

Yash Raj Films has not paid my royalties: Salim Merchant

22 Nov 2019

Yash Raj Films has not paid my royalties: Salim Merchant

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.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Bollywood celebrities mourn the death of BJP veteran

07 Aug 2019

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Bollywood celebrities mourn the death of BJP veteran

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.

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

23 May 2019

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.

Shah Rukh Khan begins shooting for 'Ted Talks' Season 2

23 May 2019

Shah Rukh Khan begins shooting for 'Ted Talks' Season 2

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.

After cancer battle, Rishi Kapoor visited by Mukesh, Nita Ambani

19 May 2019

After cancer battle, Rishi Kapoor visited by Mukesh, Nita 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.

Shabana Azmi seeks votes for Kanhaiya Kumar, slams BJP

26 Apr 2019

Shabana Azmi seeks votes for Kanhaiya Kumar, slams BJP

On Thursday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi campaigned for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, where she accused BJP of inciting communal tensions.

Congress removes stanza from campaign theme song after EC objects

08 Apr 2019

Congress removes stanza from campaign theme song after EC objects

The Congress had to remove one stanza from its campaign theme song, which was an apparent jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after the Election Commission objected to it, sources said.

'PM Narendra Modi': Here's why Javed Akhtar, Sameer were credited

23 Mar 2019

'PM Narendra Modi': Here's why Javed Akhtar, Sameer were credited

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming biopic has been in the swirling vortex of controversy since inception.

Pulwama aftermath: Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani actors, artists

18 Feb 2019

Pulwama aftermath: Cine Workers Association bans Pakistani actors, artists

In wake of horrendous Pulwama attack, the Cine Workers Association on Monday announced a complete ban on Pakistani actors and artists.

#MeToo: Karishma Tanna supports Rajkumar Hirani, slams 'immature' accuser

17 Jan 2019

#MeToo: Karishma Tanna supports Rajkumar Hirani, slams 'immature' accuser

In Bollywood's #MeToo movement, the recent one to bite the dust is director Rajkumar Hirani.

Why should we ignore Bollywood babas?

22 Dec 2018

Why should we ignore Bollywood babas?

Have you seen Elon Musk, Tim Cook, Ratan Tata giving people marital advice on Twitter? Or Sachin Tendulkar talking about how to raise funds from a venture capitalist? Exactly.