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As much as we love those romantic movies where the 'hero' and 'heroine' end up living happily ever after with each other, we are fortunate enough to witness some amazing real-life love stories as well, in the lanes of Bollywood. Today, we're talking about one such power couple, who has completed 36 years of marital bliss and still inspire us with their amazing, never-ending love and respect for each other! (Recommended Read: Shoaib Ibrahim Shares The First-Ever Family Reel, Dipika Kakar Looks Cute Dancing With Her In-Laws)
Any guesses? Well, the couple, who reinstates our faith in the institution of marriage is the pioneer lyricist, Javed Akhtar and veteran actress, Shabana Azmi. As Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi complete 36 years of marital bliss today, i.e. December 9, 2020, Shabana Azmi wishes her husband and reveals what does he think about their marriage. Scroll down to know it all!
Shabana Azmi took to her IG handle and posted a beautiful monochrome picture with her husband, Javed Akhtar, in which the couple is seen smiling from ear to ear. Alongside the picture, Shabana ji wrote, "On December 9 this year we will have been married for 36 years mashallah ..Javed says "Shabana and I are such good friends that even marriage couldnt destroy our friendship!""
Shabana Azmi had wished her better half on their 35th marriage anniversary in a similar manner. On December 9, 2019, Shabana ji had posted a beautiful, laughing picture with Javed Akhtar and had written, "35 yrs together today and still smiling mashallah ! Secret of success .. javed says we are such good friends that eve arriage couldnt destroy our friendship."
For the uninitiated, Javed ji was already married to Honey Irani when he had fallen for Shabana ji and left his first wife for her. Shabana ji's parents were vehemently against their relationship because of Javed's married status, but their love fought the odds and in 1984, they had tied the knot. Javed and Shabana's close to four decades of married life is a testimony of not only their love and affection but humour too. (Also Read: Sania Mirza Shares A Cute Picture Of Her Son, Izhaan Mirza Malik Enjoying The Holiday Season)
The amazing camaraderie between Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar can be often seen on their social media handles. During the lockdown, in a Facebook live chat session, 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."
In October 2019, Javed Akhtar had completed 55 years in the industry and his wife, Shabana Azmi had shared his story of not giving up. To mark his 55 years in the industry, Shabana ji had saluted him for how he had slept on the pavements and went without food for days, but let nothing come in the way of his dreams and his belief in himself. Shabana ji's tweet could be read as "On this date 55 years ago a 19-year-old boy got down at Bombay Central Station with 27 rupees in his pocket and dreams in his eyes @javedakhtarjadu slept on pavements went without food 4 days but belief in himself. A story of not giving up to adversity and dignity. I salute him." (Don't Miss: Hema Malini Reveals The Secret Of Her Beautiful Relationship With Dharmendra On His Birthday)
Here's wishing lots of love to Javed ji and Shabana ji on their 36th marriage anniversary!