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No better a couple in the Bollywood industry, than legendary lyricist and poet, Javed Akhtar and his wife, veteran actor, Shabana Azmi who know how to keep the love alive! And in a generation where love has an expiry date, the chemistry between Javed ji and Shabana ji is no less than a miracle! Been together for 36 years now, Javed ji and Shabana ji are an exemplary tale of how love sets everything right. In her recent post, Shabhan ji expressed her desire to move into their farmhouse in Khandala with Javed ji and enjoy nature. Scroll down to know more! (Recommended Read: Sushant Singh Rajput Was Supposed To Do A Movie With Rumoured Girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty In 2020)
On April 13, 2020, in a Facebook Live chat, Shabana Azmi had narrated a ‘delightful’ incident when her husband, Javed Akhtar was having soup but had spilt it more than drinking. Shabana ji had reprimanded him by saying, “Javed, iss tarah tum khaoge toh kitna tum giraoge?” Giving a hilarious twist to the song, Abhi Naa Jao Chhod Ke, Javed ji had continued, “Jo iss tarah se khaoge, toh kitna tum giraoge. Joh soup iss pe gir gaya, toh jaante toh hoga kya? Yeh daag dhul na payega, Yeh daag dhul na payega... jo dhoyega, bataayega, ke saabun iss pe ghis diya, yeh daag par mitaa nahin.” Scroll down to know where Javed ji and Shabana ji are thinking of moving to!
Shaban Azmi took to her Instagram handle on Sunday to post a picture of the outdoors of her Khandala home and wrote, "At Sukoon today - our home in Khandala. It's about time Javed and I decide to make this our primary home and treat the Mumbai house like our workplace." Reacting to the post, Chef Vikas Khanna commented, "One of the most beautiful trees I have seen." Veteran actress, Soni Razdan also said, "Wow... so beautiful." Javed Akhtar's daughter, Zoya Akhtar was all hearts on the post! On recently becoming the first Indian to win the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award, Javed Akhtar had said, "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."
Javed Akhtar's significant half, the evergreen beauty, Shabana Azmi had posted a heartfelt wish for Javed ji, on his achievement. She had taken to her Instagram handle, shared a picture of Javed ji and had written, "Congratulations Javed Akhtar for unanimously winning the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking and advancing humanist values -the only Indian to have won it to date. Previous recipients include Bill Maher and Christopher Hitchens. It doesn't get bigger than this."
We have spent almost an eternity listening and enjoying the soul-soothing words by Javed Akhtar, lending us a voice to express our love. Imagine, what impact his words would have been on his own love life! Javed ji, was earlier married to Honey Irani had decided to part his ways as he had fallen in love with the Urdu poet, Kaifi Azmi’s daughter and celebrated actress, Shabana Azmi. Like a typical Bollywood love story, Shabana ji’s parents were against their relationship, but fighting all the odds, the two had tied the knot in 1984 and since then, they have been each other’s pillars of strength. So much so, that Javed ji shivers to his core while remembering a car accident that his wife, Shabana Azmi was in. (Also Read: Ankita Lokhande Visits Sushant Singh Rajput's Family At His Mumbai Residence A Day After His Funeral)
On January 18, 2020, veteran actress, Shabana Azmi had suffered a horrible accident when a truck had hit her car on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. In a conversation with Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra, Javed Akhtar, in a joint interview with Shabana Azmi, had revealed his dreaded thoughts after seeing his wife’s crashed car. He had said, “Who could think we would have such a calamity. The accident that Shabana went through was really deadly. We were in the other car, she was sleeping in the car behind us and when this accident occurred and we went back, the first thought was ‘Is she alive?’ Because the whole car was crushed, had become a heap of junk. Somehow we took her out, she was unconscious with blood all over her face and it was only from the nose. There were no wounds but the whole body has taken such a whiplash, that it will take a little time to be totally normal." (You May Also Like: Sanjay Dutt Misses Wife, Maanayata And Kids, Shahraan And Iqra, His Daughter, Trishala Reacts To It)
Well, we look up to a couple like Javed ji and Shabana ji in a world where love is taken for granted!