When Javed Akhtar revealed he wasn’t a traditional father to Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar; mentioned ‘My children may be very argumentative’ – Occasions of India



Javed Akhtar shares an ideal bond along with his youngsters Farhan and Zoya Akhtar. On his 78th birthday, we check out one among his throwback interviews the place the ace screenwriter opened up about being a traditional father to his children.
“I wasn’t a ‘father’ in the conventional sense of the word. Traditionally, fathers and sons have never had a communicative relationship. But Farhan, Zoya and I have had a very democratic relationship. There’s nothing in the world they can’t discuss with me. My kids can be very argumentative. Democracy has its own problems,” he instructed Filmfare in a 2001 interview.

Elaborating additional, he added, “It would be naive on my part to believe that it must not have made a difference. But on the positive side, my children have always seen mutual respect between Honey and me. We had extremely civilised relations which kept growing better and friendlier with time. Today, Honey and I are the best of friends.”

Javed Akhtar reportedly got here to Indian cinema when there was on idea of screenwriters and it was Rajesh Khanna who’s credited with giving Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan first likelihood as writers in ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’. The duo wrote the screenplay of many movies, resembling ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Don’ and ‘Mr India’.

As a person screenplay author, a number of the notable works of Javed embody, ‘Betaab’, ‘Saagar’, ‘Meri Jung’, ‘Khel’, ‘Roop ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’, ‘Lakshya’ and ‘Don: The Chase Begins Once more’.

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