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Throwback Thursday: What makes a film like Sholay so timeless?

Aug 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday: What makes a film like Sholay so timeless?

Sholay revisits the age-old tale of David and Goliath and that will always find acceptance irrespective of the era the audience views it. #Amitabh Bachchan #Bollywood #Javed Akhtar #Guide #Salim Khan #Sholay #Sanjeev Kumar #Deewar #Pyaasa #Throwback Thursday
Take that, Anupam! Naseeruddin Shah slams Kher on Kashmiri Pandits issue

May 28, 2016

Take that, Anupam! Naseeruddin Shah slams Kher on Kashmiri Pandits issue

Taking a dig at Anupam Kher’s attempt to speak for Kashmiri Pandits, actor Naseeruddin Shah pointed out on Friday that those who have never lived in Kashmir are now fighting for Kashmiris. #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Naseeruddin Shah #Javed Akhtar #Anupam Kher
Javed Akhtar hits back at Owaisi, says he'll get all the votes if he contests election against AIMIM leader

Mar 18, 2016

Javed Akhtar hits back at Owaisi, says he'll get all the votes if he contests election against AIMIM leader

Javed Akhtar made the comment at the India Today Conclave 2016, in the light of Owaisi's refusal to say "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" #TheySaidIt #Javed Akhtar #Constitution #Asaduddin Owaisi #Bharat Mata Ki Jai #India Today Conclave 2016
Chanting 'Bharat mata ki jai' is my right: Javed Akhtar in impassioned retirement speech in Rajya Sabha

Mar 16, 2016

Chanting 'Bharat mata ki jai' is my right: Javed Akhtar in impassioned retirement speech in Rajya Sabha

Retiring as Rajya Sabha member, noted film personality Javed Akhtar said on Tuesday that "adjournaments" and "polarisation" will not take the country forward. He pleaded with the Opposition and the government to work together without thinking about the next elections. Taking a break from the usual uproar, the different political parties in the Upper House, were seen cheering Akhtar, unanimously. #GDP #Pakistan #Rajya Sabha #TheySaidIt #Javed Akhtar #Freedom of Speech #Nationalism #Opposition #Owaisi #extremists #AIMIM #Shareworthy #Bharat Mata Ki Jai #retirement speech
Clooney's heading to India, but not George: Human rights lawyer Amal to discuss freedom of expression on 18 March

Mar 16, 2016

Clooney's heading to India, but not George: Human rights lawyer Amal to discuss freedom of expression on 18 March

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, married to Hollywood icon George Clooney, is slated to visit India this week to speak at a conclave in Delhi. She looks forward to her trip to India and is eager to initiate a dialogue on human rights and freedom of expression in the country, according to reports. #NewsTracker #Hollywood #Sanjay Dutt #Javed Akhtar #Freedom of Speech #Abhinav Bindra #Human Rights #George Clooney #Mary Kom #Gopichand #India Today Conclave #Amal Clooney #Varun Grover #Shareworthy
Assembly suspends MLA: Debate on 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' insults Mother India

Mar 08, 2016

Assembly suspends MLA: Debate on 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' insults Mother India

even those who had mocked Rajiv Gandhi's campaign then are now chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', indicating, perhaps, that India has become the proverbial 'sone ki chiriya #InMyOpinion #Javed Akhtar #Maharashtra #Nationalism #AIMIM #Jai Hind #Bharat Mata Ki Jai #Asaduddun Owaisi