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'Ab agar aao toh jaane ke liye mat aana, sirf ehsaan jatane ke liye mat aana, ab agar aao toh jaane ke liye mat aana'! This shayari by the weaver of words, Javed Akhtar is a perfect message for the love of our life. After all, we all crave for love that sticks with us when the tides are high and the days are gloomy. We all want to be with someone, who comes into our life for being the part of our entire story and not just a chapter. And an exactly similar kind of love brewed between famous lyricist, Javed Akhtar and yesteryear beauty, Shabana Azmi. (Recommend Read: Deepika Padukone's Sweet Question At An Event About Her Hubby, Ranveer Singh Is Winning Hearts)
Javed ji, who has introduced us to the magic of love on the silver screen with his famous songs and shayaris, has been in love twice. He has shown us the truth of real-life love stories and proved that it is okay to move on when the love fades away. 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. However, the actress has always maintained that she had deliberately ignored him because he was already married to Honey Irani and was a father to two children, Zoya and Farhan.
Today, on December 10, 2019, Javed ji and Shabana ji completed 35 years of their 'happily ever after' and the actress took to her Instagram handle to post a a heartfelt wish. Sharing an unseen picture, Shabana ji wrote, "35 years together today and still smiling mashallah! The secret of success .. Javed says we are such good friends that even marriage couldn't destroy our friendship."
In an interview with the DNA, Shabana ji had shared the success mantra of their happy marriage. She had said, "That we hardly ever meet because both of us travel so much for work! There are times when we've said hi and bye at the airport! Jokes apart, we have the same family background and so much in common that ours should have been an arranged marriage. We share a common worldview and Javed is fond of saying, "Shabana and I are such good friends that even marriage couldn't ruin our friendship!". We respect each other and give a lot of space. Lately, however I feel the need to chipko (stick) to him more and more and feel quite desolate when he is not around because he is my biggest source of strength." (Also Read: Asha Bhosle Shares Her Joy On The Return Of Her Sister, Lata Mangeshkar From Hospital After 28 Days)
In the same interview, Shabana ji had also opened up on one regret in her life i.e., of not embracing motherhood. She had said, "For a long time I didn't believe that I couldn't become a mother. But when I finally came to terms with it, then I didn't look back. I believe one cannot get everything in life and this vaccum had to come my way."
In another interview with the DNA, Shabana ji had revealed that she had tried to stay away from Javed ji. She was quoted as saying, "If you consider the fact that one seeks the perfect match of backgrounds for an arranged marriage, then this could well have been the perfect arranged marriage. He (Javed) was already married by the time I realised how well suited we were. We stayed away from each other for as long as was possible." (Don't Miss: Parth Samthaan Pours Kisses To Niece, Rivah, Erica Jennifer Fernandes Too Joins In To Play With Her)
Well, Javed saab and Shabana ji's love story is like a sonnet that is incomplete without each other!