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Twitterati wish happy birthday to ‘charming’ Javed Akhtar

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New Delhi, Jan 17 : Wishing lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar on his 75th birthday on Friday, Hindi film industry’s celebrities as well as Tweeple, expressed their fondness for the “charming” Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee.

Having penned songs for films like “Silsila”, “1942: A Love Story”, “Veer-Zaara”, “Main Hoon Naa and “Jodhaa Akbar”, the veteran poet has been in the industry for more than four decades.

Taking to his Twitter handle Veteran actor and congress leader Shatrughan Sinha greeted: “Warm & happy birthday wishes for our dear family friend, poet par excellence, writer, lyricist, screenplay writer, the literary legendary ‘genius’ #JavedAkhtar. A lovely exhibition of his rare photos, posters, etc ‘The world of Javed Akhtar’ has been inaugurated for his 75th.”

Bollywood Actress Urmila Matondkar wrote: “Happy Birthday @Javedakhtarjadu Saab and a big thank you for just being you. For all your writings both for films and outside of it for beautifying our lives with your wits. Honoured to have heard you, known you and seen you so closely. Love, regards and respect #JavedAkhtar”

Music composer and singer Salim Merchant tweeted: “Happy 75th Birthday Javed Saheb! Thank you for your Poetry, your thoughts & your Guidance. Your love & Dedication to the entire fraternity is very inspiring. Like someone said ‘Happiness is best felt when you do things for others’ Thank you for your knowledge. @Javedakhtarjadu.”

“Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Javed Sahab’s contribution to Urdu art and culture have been phenomenal and he is a gem of a person! Happy Birthday #JavedAkhtar Sahab! May you live a very long & glorious life ahead!” wrote another.

“Wishing 75th birthday to Javed saheb a legend of poetry and a fearless personality #javedakhtar”, read one post.

A Tweeple remarked, “A very happy birthday to Great Philosopher #JavedAkhtar.”

The veteran lyricist and screenwriter also have five National Awards for Best Lyricist to his name and even the Sahitya Akademi Award.

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Kartik Aaryan beats ‘Rajasthani cold’ with morning soccer session

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Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan, who is currently shooting for “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2” here, flaunted some soccer skills between shots to beat the “Rajasthani cold”.

Karik shared a video of himself playing soccer with two boys. He seen sporting a white t-shirt, floroscent jacket, track pants and a cap.

He captioned the clip: “Beating Rajasthani cold… With some morning football sesh…”

Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film also stars Kiara Advani.

“Bhool Bhulaiyaa”, directed by Priyadarshan, released in 2007. The film was an official remake of the 1993 Malayalam film “Manichitrathazhu”.

The film also featured Shiney Ahuja, Vidya Balan, Ameesha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Manoj Joshi, Asrani, Rajpal Yadav and Vikram Gokhale. Vidya’s performance in “Bhool Bhulaiyaa” is still considered iconic and regarded as one of her best to date.

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Katrina Kaif to Priyanka Chopra: It’s always a blast with u

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Mumbai, Feb 24 : What happens when three Bollywood super-divas meet? They’ve claimed to be the best of buddies so they bond over many things, and cosmetics is certainly a big topic of discussion.

When Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt came calling on Katrina Kaif at her residence on Sunday, that certainly seems to be the case. Katrina’s Monday evening Instagram post would stand as evidence. In the post, she hints that she gifted some nice lip colours to Priyanka, from her recently launched makeup brand Kay Beauty By Katrina.

“A little make up party #kaybeauty @priyankachopra …. from our kathak days at Guruji s …. till now it’s always a blast with u @kaybykatrina,” posted Katrina on Instagram, with a selfie where she and Priyanka pose with a handful of eye-pencils and lip colours.

Katrina and Priyanka have lately been on buddy terms. Recently, Katrina came out in support of Priyanka after she was trolled for wearing a low-cut Ralph and Russo white fringed gown at the Grammys 2020 red carpet.

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Shatrughan Sinha attends Pakistan wedding, draws social media ire

“Indian soldiers are dying on the borders safeguarding the nation and our B-Town celebs are proving their friendship with Pakistanis,” wrote a user.

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Bollywood veteran and Actor and former Member of Lok Sabha Shatrughan Sinha was recently spotted at a wedding in Lahore, Pakistan.

The news went viral all over social media after pictures and videos of the wedding, in which Sinha can be seen at the venue, were posted by a user on Instagram. The user has been identified as a local photographer in Lahore.

The videos and snapshots of the wedding show Sinha attending a qawwali night, according to indiatoday.in. Sinha is seen with Pakistani actress Reema Khan in one video, looking dapper in black suit and trademark scarf around his neck, also in black.

Not surprisingly, sections of social media were livid over Sinha’s attending a wedding in Pakistan, according to timesofindia.com.

“Indian soldiers are dying on the borders safeguarding the nation and our B-Town celebs are proving their friendship with Pakistanis,” wrote a user.

Another user tried making light of the incident: “What is Shatrughan Sinha doing in Lahore? We’d ask him but he’d just say ‘Khamosh!'”

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