She is currently in Budapest shooting for Steven Spielberg’s web series. But Shabana Azmi’s heart is clearly in Mumbai wherein absentia, she’s orchestrating a week-long birthday celebration for her beloved Jadu.
Javed Akhtar turns 75 on January 17.
I have managed to find out all the events planned for the occasion. Huge celebrations have been planned for Javed Akhtar’s Platinum Jubilee. Firstly there is “The World of Javed Akhtar”. An exhibition of photographs, posters and paintings curated by Pradeep Chandra and SMM Ausaja, inauguration by Zoya and Farhan Akhtar.
Date: January 15.Time: 5:30 pm.Venue: Nehru Art Centre PLUS Abhishek Haritwal and Symmetry launch a limited edition of The Javed Akhtar Pen
This will be followed by an interactive dialogue with Javed Saab, A pen can create history, a conversation can create memories…Looking back Looking Forward….Javed Akhtar in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir
Then on January 15 at 6.30 pm Nehru Art Centre, an exhibition of writings, artefacts and memorabilia related to Javed Saab will be open to the public 16-20th Jan 2020 from 11 am to 7 pm.
On 16th Jan, a 1970s’ Bollywood theme private party is being planned by Shabana, Farhan and Zoya for family and very close friends at home. Frantic costume fittings and hairstyles are being tried to win the prize for the best look
Finally, on 17th January, a big party with the film world’s who’s who at Taj Lands End hosted by Shabana, Zoya and Farhan.