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Tag Archives: Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar faces backlash as he seeks ban on women’s veil

BOLLYWOOD: Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar has been in hot water for his controversial statement on women’s veil. He said he is not against enacting a law banning the burqa if it was accompanied with a similar action against the ‘ghoonghat’ system prevalent among women largely in Indian region Rajasthan. He ...

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Shabana Azmi reacts to Kangana Ranaut calling her anti-national

BOLLYWOOD: In the wake of the deadliest ever militant attack on the nation’s security forces, people of the country and stars from the Bollywood film fraternity has come forward to stand in solidarity and support the families of the martyred jawans. 40 CRPF jawans were killed when a terrorist rammed ...

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Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar to visit Karachi for Kaifi Azmi festival

BOLLYWOOD veteran actor Shabana Azmi and her husband, a renowned poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar, will visit Karachi to attend a literary festival this month, which will pay tribute to Shabana’s father, Kaifi Azmi. The conference will be held at the Karachi Arts Council from February 23 to 24, a ...

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Javed Akhtar pens down his first web series

BOLLYWOOD: Javed Akhtar steps into digital realm by writing his debut, “Barefoot 11” which is a web-series revolving around a Hindu and a Muslim who unite a divided India reeling under the partition through soccer. This story plot was built to celebrate the golden era of Indian football in the ...

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Javed Akhtar tweets against use of loudspeakers

MUMBAI:  Lyricist Javed Akhtar has thrown his weight behind singer Sonu Nigam in asking places of worship not to use loudspeakers in order to avoid inconveniencing nearby residents. Last year, Mr Nigam had in a series of tweets condemned the use of loudspeakers at mosques. A Kolkata-base cleric had then ...

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What are the ‘Padmaavat’ protests about, Javed Akhtar

BOLLYWOOD: Javed Akhtar is confused after watching Padmaavat – and not because he didn’t get what was happening in the movie. The writer-lyricist saw Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial period drama with his wife, Shabana Azmi and left the cinema impressed more than anything. He questioned why protesters were objecting to ...

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20th death anniversary of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

LAHORE: The 20th death anniversary of world renowned Pakistani musician and Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is being observed today. The legend Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on October 13‚ 1948 in Faisalabad. He was the fifth child and first son of Fateh Ali Khan, a ...

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