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Religion has no space in cinema

A provocative tweet about Aamir Khan playing Lord Krishna has opened up a heated debate in the Indian entertainment industry.

31 Mar 2018 1:44 AM

Don't try to pollute film industry with communal bias: Javed Akhtar

The comments come after India-based French journalist question upcoming 'Mahabharat', in which Aamir Khan could possibly play Krishna.

29 Mar 2018 9:00 AM

Javed Akhtar speaks against use of loudspeakers at religious places

Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar has voiced his support to singer Sonu Nigam.

10 Feb 2018 9:47 AM

Javed Akhtar supports Sonu Nigam over loudspeaker use

Sonu Nigam had described the loud sermons from the loudspeakers as hooliganism

10 Feb 2018 4:43 AM

Javed Akhtar sings Sonu Nigam’s tune on use of loudspeakers

Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar has supported singer Sonu Nigam, saying that loudspeakers should not be used at places of worships.

10 Feb 2018 2:28 AM


‘I feel my age only when I am reminded of it’

I’m dead against the colonial hangover of cutting cake. Traditionally, hamare yahan ladoo bante jaate thay.

19 Jan 2018 12:49 AM

Saddening that a secular Muslim is always abused by fundamentalists: Javed Akhtar

Calling Mughal emperor Akbar a great leader, the veteran lyricist said such a person is always abused by fundamentalists.

12 Nov 2017 1:42 PM

Honoured to receive award from Lata Mangeshkar, says Javed Akhtar

Lyricist Javed Akhtar flew back to India specially to be honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar award by Lata Mangeshkar.

31 Oct 2017 6:58 AM

UK plans tribute to Mughal-e-Azam

Director K Asif’s granddaughter will host the event.

11 Jul 2017 6:38 AM

Amitabh Bachchan will be face of measles elimination campaign

To dispel doubts among the Muslim community, veteran screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar has also been asked to lend his services.

15 May 2017 2:12 AM


Unplug the sexism

With Farhan Akhtar acknowledging the issue of sexist lyrics in Bollywood, can the industry follow suit?

02 Apr 2017 12:05 AM

Mahavir Phogat hits back at Javed Akhtar for tweet slamming Sehwag, Yogeshwar

Akhtar had referred to the players as 'hardly literate player or a wrestler', and received a strong response from Phogat.

01 Mar 2017 10:28 AM

‘Black cat’ commandos make lively Republic Day debut

The NSG was raised in 1984, following Operation Blue Star and the assassination of Indira Gandhi, for combating terrorist activities.

27 Jan 2017 6:22 AM

Bollywood personalities rule second day of JLF

After the grand opening day, and the buzz that has garnered reams of newsprint and television coverage across the world.

21 Jan 2017 5:31 AM

Stars descend after India’s finest actor Om Puri makes final exit

The 66-year-old actor had apparently returned from a party the night before, where he had allegedly consumed liquor.

07 Jan 2017 2:14 AM


Aamir Khan makes a boo boo on Karan Johar’s couch

Instead of taking Zoya Akhtar or Farhan Akhtar's name, the superstar named their mother as the ‘gen-next’ of the family.

20 Dec 2016 12:13 AM

Demonetisation affected Rock On 2’s box office performance, says Javed Akhtar

Not many people went to watch the movie as their spending capacity had been hit owing to demonetisation.

26 Nov 2016 6:43 AM

Javed Akhtar wants triple talaq to be banned immediately

The lyricist said politicians should remain silent on sensitive issues as they say right things with wrong intentions and weaken the cause.

12 Nov 2016 7:20 PM