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Javed Akhtar 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. Recently, the veteran actress recalled her parents' reaction to her relationship with an already married man, Javed.
For the uninitiated, Javed Akhtar 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 had always maintained that she had deliberately ignored him because he was already married to Honey Irani and father to Zoya and Farhan.
During a chat session with Twinkle Khanna on YouTube, Shabana Azmi revealed that her parents were not favouring her relationship with an already married man, Javed Akhtar. Shabana explained the situation at that time and her parents' reaction. She said, "He was a married man, he had children, it was really tough. And that's why I feel that people shouldn't speculate. It's difficult enough for the people involved and then just for gossip's sake. And obviously, people are going to say, 'You call yourself a feminist and then how have you got yourself in this situation."
Shabana further revealed that she gives Javed Akhtar's first wife, Honey Irani, a lot of credit for not poisoning her kids' mind. She shared, "Now of this, the real good thing that happened, and I give Honey a lot of credit for it, because through it all, she never poisoned the children's minds against me."
Shabana also shared that Honey had even sent her kids' with them to London to make the bond stronger. She shared, "In fact, she sent the children with us to London when they were really young, and that became a bonding, and it's to her credit, and Javed's credit, and my credit that we have such a healthy relationship with Zoya and Farhan."
Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar tied the knot on December 9, 1984.