Shabana Azmi took on to Twitter and wrote, “Fifty years ago Javed Akhtar came to Bombay to pursue a career in films. Slept on the streets, no food for days; only talent n determination. Respect.”
Farhan Akhtar, too took on to Twitter and wrote, “Lunch with the family today to mark fifty years since Javed Akhtar first stepped off a train at Bombay Central station with a big dream.”
It was on this day, October 04, fifty years ago that Javed Akhtar had stepped foot in Mumbai from Gwalior to pursue his creative dreams.
Javed Akhtar, sixty nine, got his first break in in the year 1996 with the film Yakeen and since then, he has been credited with a songs, scripts and poems, which have been highly appreciated.
As a scriptwriter, his partnered with Salim Khan, and penned films like Zanjeer, Deewar, Sholay, Haathi Mere Saathi, Seeta Aur Geeta and Trishul.
Javed Akhtar has also penned lyrics for Saaz for which he won the 1996 Best Lyricist National Award. He also bagged the National Award for 1942 A Love Story (1995), Border (1997), Refugee (2001) and Lagaan (2002), Kal Ho Na Ho (2004), Veer Zaara (2005), well the count is endless.
Born to Jan Nisar Akhtar, an Urdu poet and a Bollywood lyricist and Safia Akhtar, a teacher and writer, Javed’s tryst with the world of words was as though predestined.
In his personal life, Javed Akhtar had first married Honey Irani, a scriptwriter for Hindi films. With her, he has two kids; Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. After ending his marriage with Honey, Javed married actress Shabana Azmi in 1984.
Javed Akhtar’s first collection of Urdu poetry, Tarkash was published in the year 1995. His work and contribution to the literary was lauded with the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2007.
Respect is the only word and thought Shabana Azmi's mind when she thinks of her husband Javed Akhtar's journey in Mumbai since he first stepped into t...3.0