MTV India takes great pleasure in wishing Javed Akhtar a very happy 68th birthday.
We just aren’t proud of the fact that he turned younger, but because he has managed to entertain us baachas after bringing our papas and mammas back from a joyride of unforgettable experiences. Better still, he didn’t need followers on Twitter or believers on MySpace; instead, the only tools he used were a pen and an emotional inclination towards the issues and sentiments of the people of our country.
The Padma Bhushan recipient’s career started in full swing after G.P. Sippy, the producer of memorable films such as, Andaz, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay and Don, hired him and Salim Khan to write the screenplay of Andaz. Fast forward to today; he’s writing lyrics for youth oriented films like Rock On!! and Wake Up Sid.