Javed Akhtar

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Javed Akhtar said : “Inheritance cannot be called nepotism. I think people are confusing inheritance with nepotism. In film industry, nepotism is not possible because ultimately, the person who is buying the ticket at the box office is the voter and that cannot be rigged. May be somebody born in a film family has a foot in the door, but that’s about all,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar recalled ( about Pandit Jasraj ) : “The event was called Tiranga and was conceptualised by his daughter Durga Jasraj. All the elements of the Indian national flag had to be described through poems recited by me, without directly mentioning nationalism or patriotism. He performed, singing about the colour orange. And only by his voice, his taan and his singing he created the whole atmosphere that the poem sought to convey,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar replied ( about Raksha Bandhan ) : "For us Raksha Bandhan is an extremely beautiful tradition of Indian culture" External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : "Itnay dukhi kyon rehtay ho beta. Zindagi mein khush rehnay ki koshish karo (Why so sad, son? Try to be happy in life)," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar : "Jagdeep saheb had first appeared on the screen as a winsome child Artiste in films like Do bigha Zameen . As a young man he played highly emotional n dramatic roles in films like Bhabi, Patang . Comedy was his second successful inning. Great talent, underused. Good bye sir" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Richard Dawkins ) : "I am deeply honoured to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020. I have admired Richard Dawkins ever since I read his first book The Selfish Gene. I have since then read every book of his and The God Delusion is my absolute favourite," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, June 15, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Richard Dawkins ) : "I am deeply honoured to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020. I have admired Richard Dawkins ever since I read his first book The Selfish Gene. I have since then read every book of his and The God Delusion is my absolute favourite," External link

news18 Monday, June 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “Jab tak dono mujhe gaali de rahe hain, tab tak mai bilkul theek hun. Agar inme se kisi ek ne gali dena band kardi, to mai pareshan ho jaunga (As long as both the communal Muslims and communal Hindus are targeting me, I am doing the right thing. If either of them stops targeting me someday, I’d be worried),” External link

outlookindia Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Richard Dawkins ) : "I have been a great admirer of Richard Dawkins ever since I read his first book 'The Selfish Gene'. I received an email from him informing me that I had been unanimously selected for the award by the board of Center for Inquiry USA, in which The Richard Dawkins Foundation is housed," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Richard Dawkins ) : "I wasn’t sure that these people would know what I am saying, what I am writing, what I am speaking from different podiums. But thank you very much. Mr Richard Dawkins’ letter was a very very pleasant surprise," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : “deeply sad to know that an exceptional lyricist Yogesh ji has passed away He wrote a number of great songs like kahin door jab din dhal jaye or zindagi kaisi hai paheli or kaee baar yun bhi dekha hai yeh jo man ki seema rekha hai. Strangely the world did not give him his due” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : "Deeply sad and concerned about the calamity that West Bengal and Odisha have to face in these already terrible days of the corona," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : "Deeply sad and concerned about the calamity that West Bengal and Odisha have to face in these already terrible days of the corona," External link

irishsun Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : "Opening liquor shops during the lockdown will only bring disastrous results. In any case according to all the surveys nowadays domestic Violence has increased to a large extent .liquor will make these days even more dangerous for women and children," External link

dnaindia Monday, May 4, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : “Opening liquor shops during the lock down will only bring disastrous results . In any case according to all the surveys nowadays domestic Violence has increased to a large extent .liquor will make these days even more dangerous of for women and children,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “Islam Nagar, which houses the locks industry and slaughterhouse workers, is one such area. We make packets that could fulfil the requirement of a family of four for 15 days,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “No one knows him better than me, and the others who did aren’t alive,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Sahir Ludhianvi ) : “If there is someone who can write a film on him (Ludhianvi), that is me. No one knows him better than me. And the others who knew him aren’t alive,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “Maharashtra Govt under leadership of CM Uddhav Thackray needs to be congratulated for handling the Covid 19 with clear directives. My salute,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar expressed : “I strongly condemn those who have thrown stones on the doctors in Indore and hope that Indore police will not to show any leniency to them n I request others to CO-operate with the doctors Police n administration every where. The whole nation should be united to fight Korona” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar added : "This payment by IPRS is our contribution for the time being to help our creator members tide over this period of the 21-day lock down to be able to purchase basic necessities," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "I think within your society, within your field, within your club, if you do that, we will be helping our government at least to some extent," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "Of course he is, I mean fascists don't have horns on their head," "The moment you hate people in wholesale, you're a fascist," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 14, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "Theatre or cinema's influence is highly exaggerated. No country can claim that a revolution or a great social change came into that society because of a film," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 14, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "Of course he is, I mean fascists don't have horns on their head," "The moment you hate people in wholesale, you're a fascist," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 14, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "Theatre or cinema's influence is highly exaggerated. No country can claim that a revolution or a great social change came into that society because of a film," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 14, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “This is welcome news. I would like to congratulate both SPN and IPRS for working collaboratively. The creative community welcomes Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) to IPRS as a licensee and I look forward to this relationship being strengthened further” External link

indiantelevision Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar added ( about Shabana Azmi ) : "It could have been a lot worse. I'd say Shabana had a miraculous escape," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, January 31, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar expressed : "Some of the photographs go back to my school days. I am wondering where they sourced them from," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Farhan Akhtar ) : "I have just heard it from you. I was with Farhan on his birthday, which was the day before yesterday. He didn't tell me anything about this. But you never know, children can be very secretive," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Farhan Akhtar ) : “I have just heard it from you. I was with Farhan on his birthday, which was the day before yesterday. He didn’t tell me anything about this. But you never know, children can be very secretive,” External link

expressindia Monday, January 13, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Farhan Akhtar ) : “I have just heard it from you. I was with Farhan on his birthday, which was the day before yesterday. He didn’t tell me anything about this. But you never know, children can be very secretive,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar added : “Faiz Ahmed Faiz was like a leading star of the progressive writers who emerged in undivided India,” External link

tribune Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “The man who wrote a poem to express his sorrow over the division of India is now being termed as anti-India,” External link

tribune Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told : “Describing Faiz’s poem as anti-Hindu is both absurd and funny. He was a leading star of the Progressive Writers’ movement in undivided India. He spent half his years outside Pakistan because he was being labelled anti-Pakistan. He wrote this poem against the regressive, communal and fundamentalist Zia-ul-Haq government,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 3, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Mohammad Zia ul Haq ) : "This poem was written against a fundamentalist called Zia-ul-Haq, a dictator. It is interesting that fundamentalists, all kinds of, don't like this poem," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "It seems we are negotiating with people who have no sense of history, have no idea who this great poet was, who have no idea what poetry is, who don't know the language in which it was written, they don't know anything. This is written against a fundamentalist, regressive, almost Talibani mentality holding dictator. This poem was banned under his regime," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Mohammad Zia ul Haq ) : "He lived half his life outside Pakistan, he was called anti-Pakistan there. 'Hum Dekhenge' he wrote against Zia ul Haq's government which was a communal regressive and fundamentalist government," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, January 2, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Faiz ) : “Calling Faiz’s poetry anti-Hindu is absurd. And so funny that it is difficult to seriously talk about it,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "An-al-Haq means 'Aham Brahma', this is not an Islamic thought... This was started by the Sufis. Those who are speaking against an-al-haq should know that they are speaking the language of Aurangzeb. He had the same thoughts, he cracked down on those who used term," "Now how to speak to such jaahils (illiterates) and idiots who don't understand that the term is Sufi, it is in sync with advait philosophy," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar stated : "calling Faiz Ahmed Faiz an 'anti-Hindu' is so absurd and funny that its difficult to seriously talk about it. He lived half his life outside Pakistan, he was called anti-Pakistan there. Faiz wrote 'Hum Dekhenge' poem against Zia ul Haq's communal, regressive and fundamentalist Government" External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Mohammad Zia ul Haq ) : "He lived half his life outside Pakistan, he was called anti-Pakistan there. 'Hum Dekhenge' he wrote against Zia ul Haq's government which was a communal regressive and fundamentalist government," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "He was a very paradoxical man, I can't say a more boring thing about him if I say he was a good man. When he was good he could be good beyond limits and same goes for when he was angry with somebody. It was like a pendulum with him," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told : "She was 93 and she was having one problem after another. She was admitted to Kokikaben Dhirubai Ambani hospital, for certain days she was in the ICU and then she was out of ICU. It was all age related," External link

dnaindia Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “I have never been discriminated against in the name of religion. Students love me. Language and literature are not the monopoly of any religion. The wider is the perspective of the scholars of a language, the greater is its development and popularity,” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 22, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar added ( about Amitabh Bachchan ) : "People often ask me, what is the secret of success? I give them an example, look at the rivers, Amazon, Nile, Ganga all these rivers have formed their own way to reach the ocean but each of their route is different. So Amitabh Bachchan had to be successful it was just a matter of chance," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "An average Hindi film's screenplay is nearer to a novel than a short story. Now the new cinema that's developing is gradually going towards short story and is rejecting the songs. So the epic-like quality is gradually going out of Indian cinema and I am very sad about it," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar says : “When we met, we got very emotional, recalled our old days. And then he sent over four bundles of my possessions that he’d been keeping. And I found four of my precious autograph books were in them!” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar added : “Language has shrunk and our connection with literature has been severed. Writers are the historians of the common man. Reading good literature gives you a developed sense of beauty; it is something that teaches you to reject injustice because it is ugly, to reject exploitation because it is ugly. Never has the value of literature been more crucial than it is today,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “We always strive to help our music fraternity through all available means … The moment we came to know about the ill-health of our composer friend Vanraj Bhatia, we immediately released from our funds for his aid,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar told : "If her comments have upset the Pakistani establishment, they can do whatever they wish," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar commented : "The day one of them will stop abusing me, I will wonder what is wrong with me," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told : "If her comments have upset the Pakistani establishment, they can do whatever they wish," External link

news18 Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar commented : "The day one of them will stop abusing me, I will wonder what is wrong with me," External link

news18 Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar added : "I get trolled by all Muslim extremists and Hindu extremists but, as long as both the brigades are abusing me I am totally convinced that I am saying something right," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar described : "He wasn't working for a long time due to his age and even Bollywood today didn't want the type of music he composed." External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “No one knows him better than me, and the others who did aren’t alive,” External link

pakobserver Friday, August 2, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Sahir Ludhianvi ) : “If there is someone who can write a film on him (Ludhianvi), that is me. No one knows him better than me. And the others who knew him aren’t alive,” External link

pakobserver Friday, August 2, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar replied : "What do you mean by still a refugee? Does it mean that you feel like an outsider and not an Indian and you don't feel that this is your motherland. If in India you are still a refugee where will you not feel like a refugee , In Pakistan? Cut this melodrama, you poor rich but lonely guy," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 29, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : “What do you mean by still a refugee Does it mean that you feel like an outsider n not an Indian n you don’t feel that this is your motherland. If in India you are still a refugee where will you not feel like a refugee, In Pakistan? Cut this melodrama, you poor rich but lonely guy,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 29, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “If in India you are still a refugee where will you not feel like a refugee , In Pakistan? Cut this melodrama, you poor rich but lonely guy,” “You introduce yourself as neither prejudiced by the past nor afraid of the future living in this moment and in the same breath you say you are a refugee of partition and still a refugee. One doesn’t need a magnifying glass to see the contradiction,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT



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poet9.41%EN09/15/201715/09/2017
actor0.59%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
songwriter0.59%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
director6.47%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
dasu project director1.18%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
secretary3.53%EN02/12/201712/02/2017
general secretary0.59%EN02/12/201712/02/2017
writer5.29%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
mp4.12%EN01/08/201708/01/2017
coordinator0.59%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
legislator0.59%EN06/28/201628/06/2016
leader0.59%EN06/19/201619/06/2016
famous lyricist1.76%EN03/15/201415/03/2014
assistant director1.76%EN02/20/201420/02/2014
executive director27.65%EN01/02/201302/01/2013
head5.29%EN01/02/201302/01/2013
spokesman0.59%EN12/05/200805/12/2008
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Javed AkhtarEN99.46%
Javed AkhtarFR0.36%
Javed AkhtarSA0.18%


 
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Javed Akhtar said : “Inheritance cannot be called nepotism. I think people are confusing inheritance with nepotism. In film industry, nepotism is not possible because ultimately, the person who is buying the ticket at the box office is the voter and that cannot be rigged. May be somebody born in a film family has a foot in the door, but that’s about all,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar recalled ( about Pandit Jasraj ) : “The event was called Tiranga and was conceptualised by his daughter Durga Jasraj. All the elements of the Indian national flag had to be described through poems recited by me, without directly mentioning nationalism or patriotism. He performed, singing about the colour orange. And only by his voice, his taan and his singing he created the whole atmosphere that the poem sought to convey,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar replied ( about Raksha Bandhan ) : "For us Raksha Bandhan is an extremely beautiful tradition of Indian culture" External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : "Itnay dukhi kyon rehtay ho beta. Zindagi mein khush rehnay ki koshish karo (Why so sad, son? Try to be happy in life)," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar : "Jagdeep saheb had first appeared on the screen as a winsome child Artiste in films like Do bigha Zameen . As a young man he played highly emotional n dramatic roles in films like Bhabi, Patang . Comedy was his second successful inning. Great talent, underused. Good bye sir" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Richard Dawkins ) : "I am deeply honoured to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020. I have admired Richard Dawkins ever since I read his first book The Selfish Gene. I have since then read every book of his and The God Delusion is my absolute favourite," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, June 15, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Richard Dawkins ) : "I am deeply honoured to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020. I have admired Richard Dawkins ever since I read his first book The Selfish Gene. I have since then read every book of his and The God Delusion is my absolute favourite," External link

news18 Monday, June 15, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “Jab tak dono mujhe gaali de rahe hain, tab tak mai bilkul theek hun. Agar inme se kisi ek ne gali dena band kardi, to mai pareshan ho jaunga (As long as both the communal Muslims and communal Hindus are targeting me, I am doing the right thing. If either of them stops targeting me someday, I’d be worried),” External link

outlookindia Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Richard Dawkins ) : "I have been a great admirer of Richard Dawkins ever since I read his first book 'The Selfish Gene'. I received an email from him informing me that I had been unanimously selected for the award by the board of Center for Inquiry USA, in which The Richard Dawkins Foundation is housed," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Richard Dawkins ) : "I wasn’t sure that these people would know what I am saying, what I am writing, what I am speaking from different podiums. But thank you very much. Mr Richard Dawkins’ letter was a very very pleasant surprise," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : “deeply sad to know that an exceptional lyricist Yogesh ji has passed away He wrote a number of great songs like kahin door jab din dhal jaye or zindagi kaisi hai paheli or kaee baar yun bhi dekha hai yeh jo man ki seema rekha hai. Strangely the world did not give him his due” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : "Deeply sad and concerned about the calamity that West Bengal and Odisha have to face in these already terrible days of the corona," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : "Deeply sad and concerned about the calamity that West Bengal and Odisha have to face in these already terrible days of the corona," External link

irishsun Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : "Opening liquor shops during the lockdown will only bring disastrous results. In any case according to all the surveys nowadays domestic Violence has increased to a large extent .liquor will make these days even more dangerous for women and children," External link

dnaindia Monday, May 4, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : “Opening liquor shops during the lock down will only bring disastrous results . In any case according to all the surveys nowadays domestic Violence has increased to a large extent .liquor will make these days even more dangerous of for women and children,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “Islam Nagar, which houses the locks industry and slaughterhouse workers, is one such area. We make packets that could fulfil the requirement of a family of four for 15 days,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “No one knows him better than me, and the others who did aren’t alive,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Sahir Ludhianvi ) : “If there is someone who can write a film on him (Ludhianvi), that is me. No one knows him better than me. And the others who knew him aren’t alive,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “Maharashtra Govt under leadership of CM Uddhav Thackray needs to be congratulated for handling the Covid 19 with clear directives. My salute,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar expressed : “I strongly condemn those who have thrown stones on the doctors in Indore and hope that Indore police will not to show any leniency to them n I request others to CO-operate with the doctors Police n administration every where. The whole nation should be united to fight Korona” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 3, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar added : "This payment by IPRS is our contribution for the time being to help our creator members tide over this period of the 21-day lock down to be able to purchase basic necessities," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "I think within your society, within your field, within your club, if you do that, we will be helping our government at least to some extent," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "Of course he is, I mean fascists don't have horns on their head," "The moment you hate people in wholesale, you're a fascist," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 14, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "Theatre or cinema's influence is highly exaggerated. No country can claim that a revolution or a great social change came into that society because of a film," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 14, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "Of course he is, I mean fascists don't have horns on their head," "The moment you hate people in wholesale, you're a fascist," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 14, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "Theatre or cinema's influence is highly exaggerated. No country can claim that a revolution or a great social change came into that society because of a film," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 14, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “This is welcome news. I would like to congratulate both SPN and IPRS for working collaboratively. The creative community welcomes Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) to IPRS as a licensee and I look forward to this relationship being strengthened further” External link

indiantelevision Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar added ( about Shabana Azmi ) : "It could have been a lot worse. I'd say Shabana had a miraculous escape," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, January 31, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar expressed : "Some of the photographs go back to my school days. I am wondering where they sourced them from," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Farhan Akhtar ) : "I have just heard it from you. I was with Farhan on his birthday, which was the day before yesterday. He didn't tell me anything about this. But you never know, children can be very secretive," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Farhan Akhtar ) : “I have just heard it from you. I was with Farhan on his birthday, which was the day before yesterday. He didn’t tell me anything about this. But you never know, children can be very secretive,” External link

expressindia Monday, January 13, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Farhan Akhtar ) : “I have just heard it from you. I was with Farhan on his birthday, which was the day before yesterday. He didn’t tell me anything about this. But you never know, children can be very secretive,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar added : “Faiz Ahmed Faiz was like a leading star of the progressive writers who emerged in undivided India,” External link

tribune Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “The man who wrote a poem to express his sorrow over the division of India is now being termed as anti-India,” External link

tribune Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told : “Describing Faiz’s poem as anti-Hindu is both absurd and funny. He was a leading star of the Progressive Writers’ movement in undivided India. He spent half his years outside Pakistan because he was being labelled anti-Pakistan. He wrote this poem against the regressive, communal and fundamentalist Zia-ul-Haq government,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 3, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Mohammad Zia ul Haq ) : "This poem was written against a fundamentalist called Zia-ul-Haq, a dictator. It is interesting that fundamentalists, all kinds of, don't like this poem," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "It seems we are negotiating with people who have no sense of history, have no idea who this great poet was, who have no idea what poetry is, who don't know the language in which it was written, they don't know anything. This is written against a fundamentalist, regressive, almost Talibani mentality holding dictator. This poem was banned under his regime," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Mohammad Zia ul Haq ) : "He lived half his life outside Pakistan, he was called anti-Pakistan there. 'Hum Dekhenge' he wrote against Zia ul Haq's government which was a communal regressive and fundamentalist government," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, January 2, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Faiz ) : “Calling Faiz’s poetry anti-Hindu is absurd. And so funny that it is difficult to seriously talk about it,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "An-al-Haq means 'Aham Brahma', this is not an Islamic thought... This was started by the Sufis. Those who are speaking against an-al-haq should know that they are speaking the language of Aurangzeb. He had the same thoughts, he cracked down on those who used term," "Now how to speak to such jaahils (illiterates) and idiots who don't understand that the term is Sufi, it is in sync with advait philosophy," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar stated : "calling Faiz Ahmed Faiz an 'anti-Hindu' is so absurd and funny that its difficult to seriously talk about it. He lived half his life outside Pakistan, he was called anti-Pakistan there. Faiz wrote 'Hum Dekhenge' poem against Zia ul Haq's communal, regressive and fundamentalist Government" External link

business-standard Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told ( about Mohammad Zia ul Haq ) : "He lived half his life outside Pakistan, he was called anti-Pakistan there. 'Hum Dekhenge' he wrote against Zia ul Haq's government which was a communal regressive and fundamentalist government," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "He was a very paradoxical man, I can't say a more boring thing about him if I say he was a good man. When he was good he could be good beyond limits and same goes for when he was angry with somebody. It was like a pendulum with him," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told : "She was 93 and she was having one problem after another. She was admitted to Kokikaben Dhirubai Ambani hospital, for certain days she was in the ICU and then she was out of ICU. It was all age related," External link

dnaindia Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “I have never been discriminated against in the name of religion. Students love me. Language and literature are not the monopoly of any religion. The wider is the perspective of the scholars of a language, the greater is its development and popularity,” External link

timesofindia Friday, November 22, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar added ( about Amitabh Bachchan ) : "People often ask me, what is the secret of success? I give them an example, look at the rivers, Amazon, Nile, Ganga all these rivers have formed their own way to reach the ocean but each of their route is different. So Amitabh Bachchan had to be successful it was just a matter of chance," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : "An average Hindi film's screenplay is nearer to a novel than a short story. Now the new cinema that's developing is gradually going towards short story and is rejecting the songs. So the epic-like quality is gradually going out of Indian cinema and I am very sad about it," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar says : “When we met, we got very emotional, recalled our old days. And then he sent over four bundles of my possessions that he’d been keeping. And I found four of my precious autograph books were in them!” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar added : “Language has shrunk and our connection with literature has been severed. Writers are the historians of the common man. Reading good literature gives you a developed sense of beauty; it is something that teaches you to reject injustice because it is ugly, to reject exploitation because it is ugly. Never has the value of literature been more crucial than it is today,” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “We always strive to help our music fraternity through all available means … The moment we came to know about the ill-health of our composer friend Vanraj Bhatia, we immediately released from our funds for his aid,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar told : "If her comments have upset the Pakistani establishment, they can do whatever they wish," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar commented : "The day one of them will stop abusing me, I will wonder what is wrong with me," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar told : "If her comments have upset the Pakistani establishment, they can do whatever they wish," External link

news18 Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar commented : "The day one of them will stop abusing me, I will wonder what is wrong with me," External link

news18 Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar added : "I get trolled by all Muslim extremists and Hindu extremists but, as long as both the brigades are abusing me I am totally convinced that I am saying something right," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar described : "He wasn't working for a long time due to his age and even Bollywood today didn't want the type of music he composed." External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “No one knows him better than me, and the others who did aren’t alive,” External link

pakobserver Friday, August 2, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar said ( about Sahir Ludhianvi ) : “If there is someone who can write a film on him (Ludhianvi), that is me. No one knows him better than me. And the others who knew him aren’t alive,” External link

pakobserver Friday, August 2, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Javed Akhtar replied : "What do you mean by still a refugee? Does it mean that you feel like an outsider and not an Indian and you don't feel that this is your motherland. If in India you are still a refugee where will you not feel like a refugee , In Pakistan? Cut this melodrama, you poor rich but lonely guy," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 29, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar wrote : “What do you mean by still a refugee Does it mean that you feel like an outsider n not an Indian n you don’t feel that this is your motherland. If in India you are still a refugee where will you not feel like a refugee, In Pakistan? Cut this melodrama, you poor rich but lonely guy,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 29, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Javed Akhtar said : “If in India you are still a refugee where will you not feel like a refugee , In Pakistan? Cut this melodrama, you poor rich but lonely guy,” “You introduce yourself as neither prejudiced by the past nor afraid of the future living in this moment and in the same breath you say you are a refugee of partition and still a refugee. One doesn’t need a magnifying glass to see the contradiction,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
lyricist29.41%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
poet9.41%EN09/15/201715/09/2017
actor0.59%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
songwriter0.59%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
director6.47%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
dasu project director1.18%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
secretary3.53%EN02/12/201712/02/2017
general secretary0.59%EN02/12/201712/02/2017
writer5.29%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
mp4.12%EN01/08/201708/01/2017
coordinator0.59%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
legislator0.59%EN06/28/201628/06/2016
leader0.59%EN06/19/201619/06/2016
famous lyricist1.76%EN03/15/201415/03/2014
assistant director1.76%EN02/20/201420/02/2014
executive director27.65%EN01/02/201302/01/2013
head5.29%EN01/02/201302/01/2013
spokesman0.59%EN12/05/200805/12/2008
Names Lang Count
Javed AkhtarEN99.46%
Javed AkhtarFR0.36%
Javed AkhtarSA0.18%


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