Happy Birthday Javed Akhtar: Famous poet, lyricist, and screenwriter turns 75 today

Javed Akhtar and wife Shabana Azmi hosted a retro theme party in Mumbai attended by, designer Manish Malhotra, Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar, Anil Kapoor, and Bonny Kapoor

17th January 2020 | 04:35 PM (IST)

Javed Akhtar celebrates his 75th birthday on Friday and The Bollywood celebs came out in huge numbers to attend Thursday's popular lyricist and poet theme bash in Mumbai. Night pictures and videos take place on social media and saw Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Shabana Azmi, Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar, Zoya Akhtar, Manish Malhotra, Boney Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Kriti Sanon, Anil Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar, Nandita Das, and many others celebs were a part of the celebration.

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Platinum Poet #happybirthday #75yearsyoung #stayunstoppable #thankyouforeverything #loveyouforever #javedakhtar #myfather ❤️

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Javed and Shabana were twinning in red and white polka dot-shirts on a happy day. Those attending the party also adhered to the retro look of the ' 70s. During the night Lovebirds, Farhan and Shibani were seen together.

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75 years of ‘Jadoo’ .. love you pa. Happy birthday.

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On questioning Javed Akhtar what gift he received from his kids on birthday; he said "He (Farhan) has gifted me a really nice brown watch, so whenever I wear a brown kurta then I wear that watch. Zoya also gifts me things whenever she returns from her international trips but I feel she is the biggest gift of mine. What else I can ask for?"

Javed Akhtar, however, is also a recipient of the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and five National Film Awards. He worked as a screenplay writer earlier and brought us films such as ' Deewar, ' ' Zanjeer ' and ' Sholay. ‘Later he quit writing the screenplay and became a poet and lyricist!

Have a look at the birthday bash pictures put up on the Instagram story by the ace designer Manish Malhotra