21 Feb 2013
Actress Shabana Azmi feels sad that Hindi films, that once used to protect the Urdu language, are slowly shunning it.
07 Dec 2012
Almost two decades after penning the evergreen "Ek ladki ko dekha...", writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has revealed the melodious hit song was originally penned with Madhuri Dixit in mind.
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.
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.
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 Jun 2016
Dhaka: Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed yesterday rejected Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) proposal to take up the position of the national team's bowling coach.
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.
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.
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.