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Kangana Ranaut's Transfer Plea Dismissed In Javed Akhtar Case

Jan 01, 2022 Outlook Web Bureau

The 'Revision Application' filed by actor Kangana Ranaut stands rejected by additional sessions judge S U Baghele.

Javed Akhtar Claims Kangana Ranaut Using 'Delay Tactics' In Response To Actresses' Petition To Transfer Case

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

In his response the veteran lyricist noted that Kangana Ranaut was not present for 11 hearings, when it was listed in the court.


‘BJP Would Be Defeated If Regional Parties Unite’: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee, who is West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo said: ‘BJP is not safe and the need is to keep the country safe’. She also said UAPA is being ‘misused’ in the country.

Javed Akhtar Takes A Jibe At Kangana Ranaut For Her 'Bheekh' Remark

Nov 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

"Why would all those who had nothing to do with the freedom movement feel bad if some(one) calls our freedom just a ‘bheek’," tweets Javed Akhtar.


Javed Akhtar On Aryan Khan's Case: 'Price Film Industry Has To Pay For Being High Profile'

Without taking names, Javed Akhtar said Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan's case got more media attention than an alleged 'one billion dollar' drug recovery, referring to the seizure of 2,988 kg of heroin at Mundra Port in Gujarat.

28 September, 2021

Javed Akhtar Issued Show-Cause Notice By Thane Court After RSS-Taliban Remarks

Outlook Web Bureau

The 76-year-old poet, lyricist and screenwriter triggered a controversy early this month when he told a news channel that right wing all over the world has an uncanny similarity.


22 September, 2021

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Javed Akhtar For Linking RSS To Taliban

Outlook Web Bureau

An RSS worked has filed a defamation complaint against Bollywood writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar. The complaint is against Akhtar’s statement linking RSS to the Taliban.


20 September, 2021

Kangana Ranaut Files Counter Complaint In Javed Akhtar Defamation Case

Outlook Web Desk

She accused him of extortion and criminal intimidation for asking her to apologize to actor Hrithik Roshan. The Mumbai court would have issued an arrest warrant had Kangana skipped this hearing.


14 September, 2021

Javed Akhtar Defamation Case: Will Issue Warrant If Kangana Does Not Appear In 6 Days, Says Mumbai Court

Outlook Web Desk

The court ruled in the favour of Kangana Ranaut's plea seeking exemption from personal appearance for the day in the criminal defamation complaint filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar. The next date has been set to 20th September


09 September, 2021

Bombay HC Dismisses Kangana Ranaut's Plea To Quash Defamation Case Filed By Javed Akhtar

Outlook Web Bureau

Kangana Ranaut has to be present for the next hearing in the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate's court on September 14.


08 September, 2021

'Just Chill': Shabana Azmi Asks Trolls To Relax After Javed Akhtar's Jibe At Shashi Tharoor's Hindi

Outlook Web Bureau

On Monday, Javed Akhtar had poked fun at Shashi Tharoor's Hindi, after the latter had posted a video of himself singing a popular Kishore Kumar song.


06 September, 2021

Security At Javed Akhtar's Mumbai Residence Beefed Up Amid Demands For Apology By BJP

Outlook Web Desk

The development comes after a BJP MLA demanded an apology from Akhtar over allegedly comparing the RSS with the Taliban.


06 September, 2021

Javed Akhtar 'Completely Wrong' In Comparing RSS To Taliban: Shiv Sena

Outlook Web Desk

An editorial in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' slammed lyricist Javed Akhtar for comparing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh with the Taliban.


05 September, 2021

Row After Javed Akhtar Equates RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal With Taliban

Outlook Web Desk

The renowned Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhter had made these remarks during an interaction with a news channel.


20 August, 2021

Javed Akhtar: I Am Fortunate To Be Born In An Overtly Secular Family

Lachmi Deb Roy

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, eminent poet, lyricist and screen writer Javed Akhtar, talks about art as an instrument of change, the digitalisation of shayari and the lessons which he and his wife Shabana Azmi, learnt during the pandemic.


14 August, 2021

Top Songs To Listen To On Independence Day

Samarth Goyal

From ‘Ae Mere Pyare Watan’ to 'Maa Tujhe Salam’ we take a look at some of the most popular patriotic songs that are definitely on everyone’s playlist every year on August 15.


14 August, 2021

Without Social And Economic Independence, Our Independence Is Incomplete: Javed Akhtar

Lachmi Deb Roy

On Independence Day, in conversation with Outlook, poet, lyricist and screenwriter, Javed Akhtar talks about his idea behind true independence and an artiste’s responsibilities towards society.


20 July, 2021

Arbaaz Khan Excited To Produce A Documentary On His Father Salim Khan

Outlook Web Bureau

Arbaaz Khan is overjoyed that he is producing a documentary titled 'Angry Young Men' about the renowned screenwriter duo Salim-Javed


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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