27 Jan 2014
Kolkata: Decrying the middle and upper middle class society in India for choosing English over vernacular languages, eminent lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar said on Sunday, "slum-dwellers" were not expected to contribute to the growth of vernacular literature in Hindi and Urdu.
02 Dec 2011
Dhanush's 'Kolaveri di', which has become an online rage and also found a fan in Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan, has failed to impress lyricist Javed Akhtar.
07 Aug 2013
Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi and her writer husband Javed Akhtar presented a rare 'smitten by love' portrait when they walked on the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) ramp in Mumbai.
21 May 2012
Bollywood's Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar says she is totally with Javed Akhtar in his fight to secure royalty rights for singers and lyricists.
19 Jul 2013
-Javed Akhtar, has been battling for a share in royalty of songs earned by music labels.-Akhtar alleges big music labels have refused to work with him after his fight for share of royalty.-The veteran lyricist has apparently been out of work since the past year for clamouring for his right.
31 Oct 2013
Mumbai: Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar's poetry has now been translated into French. This is the first time that any Indian poet's works in Urdu have been translated into French.
08 Dec 2013
Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran film star Shabana Azmi said Saturday her family and the way she was brought up influenced her selection of movies across all genres.
20 Nov 2012
Writer-director Zoya Akhtar, who won accolades for her last project "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", is now busy scripting a family drama."I am writing a family drama now. I have not finished the script yet, so it is too premature to talk about it. But all I can say is that it is my kind of family drama," Zoya told.
31 Mar 2014
Karachi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Katrina Kaif have been invited for the annual literary and cultural conference to be held in Lahore, organisers said.
08 Mar 2014
Mumbai: One would definitely love to idolize women with beauty, integrity and strength. But every individual has his or her own favourite lady whom they adore and admire. On International Women's Day, Bollywood celebrities disclose the names of those ladies whom they look up to.