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Filmmaker told me I should only play vamps Birthday girl Shabana Azmi looks back on her life and career

Sep 18, 2014

Filmmaker told me I should only play vamps Birthday girl Shabana Azmi looks back on her life and career

I remember BR Chopra suggesting that I should do only vamps roles and Tarachand Barjatya saying that I look "lower class" and so should restrict myself to playing a maid etc. #Bollywood #movies #Javed Akhtar #Shabana Azmi #Buzz Patrol #Mahesh Bhatt #BR Chopra #Shabana's birthday #Arth
Photos Celebrities attend the premiere of documentary 'Katiyabaaz'

Aug 21, 2014

Photos Celebrities attend the premiere of documentary 'Katiyabaaz'

Celebrities attended the premiere of 'Katiyabaaz', a documentary by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa based on the power crisis in Kanpur. #Bollywood #Javed Akhtar #Kalki Koechlin #Shabana Azmi #ImagesOfTheDay #photos #documentary #Katiyabaaz #Preeti Desai #Imtiyaz Ali #premiere
Sachin, Rekha's absence from Rajya Sabha unjustified Javed

Aug 19, 2014

Sachin, Rekha's absence from Rajya Sabha unjustified Javed

Noted lyricist and Rajya Sabha member Javed Akhtar today joined the list of MPs attacking cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood diva Rekha for remaining absent from the House, saying it is unjustifiable. #Rajya Sabha #Sachin Tendulkar #Javed Akhtar #Rekha #parliament
Bollywood mourns Gopinath Munde's death

Jun 03, 2014

Bollywood mourns Gopinath Munde's death

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, actors Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Anupam Kher among others took to twitter to express their grief over the sudden demise of the 64-year-old politician. #Bollywood #Asha Bhosle #InMemoriam #Javed Akhtar #Gopinath Munde #Mahesh Bhatt #Riteish Deshmukh #Lata Mangeskar
In Azamgarh, top priority for voter is security

May 08, 2014

In Azamgarh, top priority for voter is security

Akhtar is no longer with the Ulama Council, dedicating himself instead to his NGO. The main agenda of the Association for Welfare, Medical, Educational and Legal Assistance, he says, is to provide legal assistance to youth from Azamgarh who have been implicated in terror cases. #Congress #BJP #Q&A #Javed Akhtar #BSP #Azamgarh #Rashtriya Ulama Council