By Monisha G Kumar Last Updated:
The most precious moments of life are the ones spent with your loved ones. From taking care of each other to staying together in the difficult situations of life, a relationship is all about dealing with all the ups and downs together. From being each other’s support system to be proud of one another’s achievements, Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi are a perfect example of true love and couple goals. (Also Read: Sanjay Dutta Shares An Adorable 'Full-Split' Picture Of Son, Shahraan, Calls Him Little Karate Kid)
Javed Akhtar, who is known as one of the finest composers has given some breathtaking songs to Bollywood. He is always known to have created magic on the silver screen with his famous songs and shayaris. In the year 1984, Javed saab had tied the knot with Shabana Azmi. He had met her for the first time at famous poet, Kaifi Azmi’s home and instantly found himself being drawn towards her beauty. Javed ji has always quoted his wife, Shabana as his true inspiration.
On January 18, 2020, Shabana Azmi met with an accident at the Mumbai-Pune Expressway as she was traveling in her car. Her husband, Javed Akhtar was traveling in a separate car behind her. According to the reports of ANI, Shabana ji's Safari car was rammed into a truck near Khalapur which is over 60 km from Mumbai. Shabana ji, who was sitting next to her driver sustained injuries on her face, neck, and chin while her husband, Javed ji is reported to be safe.
The Raigad Police has issued an official statement regarding the accident, which can be read as, “Shabana Azmi and her driver was injured in an accident near Khalapur on Pune-Mumbai Expressway. While they were driving from Pune to Mumbai their vehicle hit by a truck on the expressway. Javed Akhtar was also present in the car who is safe. Both the injured have been shifted to MGM Hospital.” (Also Read: David Dhawan Reacts On Rumors Of Son, Varun Dhawan And Natasha Dalal's 2020 Wedding In Goa)
On January 17, 2020, Bollywood’s ace lyricist-cum-poet-cum-screenwriter turned 75 and he had celebrated his special day with his friends and family. On January 16, 2020, Javed Akhtar had hosted a retro-themed birthday bash in Mumbai. Javed ji and Shabana ji came in a polka-dotted red and white attire. Many A-listers of Bollywood had marked their presence for the same. Javed ji’s son, Farhan Akhtar and his girlfriend, Shibani Dandekar had recreated the song's look from the movie, Don, as they dressed up as Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman.
On January 15, 2020, an exhibition was organised for Javed Akhtar’s 75th birthday and Shibani Dandekar had attended the event with Farhan Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Zoya Akhtar. Farhan had looked dapper in a purple-coloured kurta and white churidar and on the other hand, Shibani had opted for a white-coloured dress with colourful detailing.
Javed Akhtar married Honey Irani, who was working with him in the movie, Seeta Aur Geeta. The duo separated and Javed ji went on to marry the celebrated actress, Shabana Azmi, daughter of Urdu poet, Kaifi Azmi. Both Shabana ji and Javed ji has been each other’s pillar of support. The respect they showered for each other made us believe in true love. Same was seen recently when Shabana ji had taken to Twitter and had congratulated Javed Akhtar on completing 55 years in Bollywood industry. (Also Read: Sunny Leone Shares A Monochrome Picture Of Herself Snuggling Her Daughter, Nisha Kaur Weber)
Shabana Azmi had opened about Javed Akhtar’s hardships and struggle and how he did not "give up to adversity". Recalling the same, Shabana ji had taken to Twitter and posted, "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 for days but belief in himself. A story of not giving up to adversity and dignity. I salute him."
We pray for Shabana ji's speedy recovery.
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