Mumbai/IBNS: A Mumbai court allowed actor Kangana Ranaut's plea seeking exemption from personal appearance for the day in a criminal defamation complaint filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar, according to media reports.
Mumbai/IBNS: The Bombay High Court Thursday dismissed Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's plea seeking quashing of the defamation case against her filed by poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar, media reports said.
Mumbai/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s former ally Shiv Sena has opposed poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar's drawing a parallel between Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and insurgent group Taliban which has recently invaded Afghanistan.
Mumbai/IBNS: Writer lyricist Javed Akhtar's movies won't be allowed to be screened unless he apologises to the functionaries of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), who were compared to the Taliban by him, BJP spokesperson Ram Kadam said today, according to media reports.
New Delhi/IBNS: Renowned lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar and his wife Shabana Azmi, who is a veteran actor, are the latest significant personalities to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee during her five-day-visit to the national capital.
Mumbai/IBNS: A magistrate court in Mumbai directed actor Kangana Ranaut to remain present in the next hearing without fail in connection with the Javed Akhtar defamation case.
Mumbai/IBNS: Veteran Bollywood writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar's call to end the practice of chanting 'Azaan' on loudspeakers has earned criticisms with some even calling him a 'non-Muslim'.
Mumbai/IBNS: After All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen(AMIM) leader Waris Pathan was booked on Saturday for saying "15-crore (Muslims) can dominate over 100 crore (Hindus)" under various sections of Indian Penal Code, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar demanded an FIR against BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh for suggesting that all Muslims should have been sent to Pakistan.
Mumbai/IBNS: Reacting to the terming of legendary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz's poem 'Hum Dekhenge' as "anti-Hindu" by some faculty members of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, lyricist Javed Akhtar called the incident "absurd and funny", media reports said.
Thiruvanthapuram, May 5 (IBNS): A reputed Muslim educational institution has issued a directive banning wearing of burqa on its campuses in Kerala, but not without inviting opposition from the orthodox lobbies and setting off a chain of reactions with some celebrities' remarks on social media fuelling the fire.
New Delhi, June 24 (IBNS): Lyricist Javed Akhtar and actor cum parliamentarian Paresh Rawal expressed their strong reactions against the killing of deputy superintendent Mohammed Ayub Pandith by a lynch mob in Srinagar, which occurred on Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IBNS): Poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar on Tuesday slammed cricketer Virender Sehwag and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt for mocking at Gurmehar Kaur, the 20-year-old Delhi University student, whose video post on the death of his martyred army officer father created a stir.