Javed Akhtar is 72
While Anil Kapoor, Rakesh Roshan and other Indian actors wished Javed Akhtar on his 72nd birthday, wife Shabana Azmi threw a birthday party. The many guests also included Farah Khan, Shekhar Ravijiani and others. Anil Kapoor said Akhtar was a “man whose words can start a revolution.” Suniel Shetty hailed him as the “finest wordsmith.”
What wife Shabana Azmi had planned as a magical evening filled with close friends, loved ones and lots of home-made food, turned into a sprawling evening with the promise of outstanding homemade food, a poetry recital and lots of conversation.
Said Shabana,” When it comes to Jadu (Javed), nothing is decided till the last minute… So, till last night nothing was happening but he has magic not only in his name, but also in his persona… Friends say, ‘Yaay! Yoohoo! We want to be there for him.’