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Shabana Azmi’s birthday surprise for Javed Akhtar

Posted January 11th, 2020, 10:40 AM IST

Shabana Azmi’s birthday surprise for Javed Akhtar

Although the actress is currently in Budapest, Shabana Azmi’s heart is clearly in Mumbai where in absentia, she’s orchestrating a week-long birthday celebration for her beloved husband Javed Akhtar.

The poet, who is turning 75 on the 17th of this month, is going to have a huge celebration, courtesy to his wife and children.

The celebrations are going to kick off with an exhibition titled The World of Javed Akhtar. A display of photographs, posters, and paintings, this exhibition is curated by Pradeep Chandra and SMM Ausaja and will be inaugurated by Zoya and Farhan Akhtar on January 15 at Nehru Art Centre.

This will be followed by an interactive dialogue with Javed Akhtar where he’ll be in conversation with director-author Nasreen Munni Kabir.

Post the talk, there will be another exhibition at the same venue, showcasing the lyricist’s writings, artifacts and memorabilia and it will be open for public till January 20.

On the eve of his birthday, a special 1970’s Bollywood theme party is being planned by Shabana, Farhan and Zoya, and the guest list would include family and very close friends.

Finally on 17th January, a big party with the entertainment industry’s who’s who is scheduled to take place at a Bandra hotel hosted by Shabana, Zoya, and Farhan.