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.
08 Jun 2013
Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar's three-year long battle to secure copyright benefits for writers and musicians in the country, has now gone global.
05 Sep 2013
Mumbai: Actor-director Farhan Akhtar, whose father-scriptwriter Javed has been embroiled in a legal battle with those remaking 'Zanjeer', says the right way to go about remakes is to take the consent of those associated with the original.
10 Jun 2015
Mumbai: Zoya Akhtar's multi-starrer 'Dil Dhadakne Do' seems to have touched a chord with the audience, as the movie has successfully raked in Rs 65 crore in just four days of its release. It seems like word-of-mouth publicity have boosted movie's earning.
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.
04 May 2015
New Delhi: Working with director Zoya Akhtar was on Ranveer Singh's wish-list for a long time as the actor feels she is unmatchable when it comes to telling urban stories on the big screen.
25 Apr 2014
Tampa Bay (Florida): Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Javed Akhtar, present on the second day of the ongoing IIFA awards and skipping voting - scheduled on the same date in Mumbai - regretted not exercising their franchise but said they had committed to the show six months back when elections has not been announced.
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.
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.