Javed Akhtar’s Indian Performing Right Society Limited distributes royalty of over Rs20 crore

Javed Akhtar’s Indian Performing Right Society Limited distributes royalty of over Rs20 crore

Mumbai-based Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) on Thursday distributed royalty of more than Rs20 crore to composers, song writers and publishers. The IPRS is a representative body of owners of music — the composers, lyricists, authors and the publishers of music. Veteran lyricist and chairman of IPRS Javed Akhtar distributed the money to its…

Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi question PM Narendra Modi makers over credits

Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi question PM Narendra Modi makers over credits

Lyricist Javed Akhtar has questioned the explanation given by the makers of PM Narendra Modi regarding the inclusion of his name alongside other lyricists in the film’s trailer. The lyricist had issued a denial of his involvement with the film on Twitter, leading to the makers issuing a clarification that Akhtar was being credited for…

Javed Akhtar, Sameer credited for old songs, says PM Narendra Modi producer Sandip Ssingh

Javed Akhtar, Sameer credited for old songs, says PM Narendra Modi producer Sandip Ssingh

Sandip Ssingh, producer of the forthcoming biopic on prime minister Narendra Modi, has issued a statement clarifying the use of the names of top lyricists Javed Akhtar and Sameer in the trailer for the film, PM Narendra Modi. “T-series being the official music partner of our film, we have taken the songs ‘Ishwar Allah’ from the film…

After Javed Akhtar, lyricist Sameer Anjaan also denies writing lyrics for PM Narendra Modi

After Javed Akhtar, lyricist Sameer Anjaan also denies writing lyrics for PM Narendra Modi

Omung Kumar’s PM Narendra Modi biopic is generating some unwanted controversy on the eve of the general election for the party in power. On Friday, lyricist Javed Akhtar issued a denial on social media regarding his name appearing in the trailer for the film. He was soon followed by another veteran lyricist, Sameer Anjaan, issuing a…

Javed Akhtar is puzzled by his name in PM Narendra Modi credits

Javed Akhtar is puzzled by his name in PM Narendra Modi credits

Omung Kumar’s PM Narendra Modi seems to be running into hurdles one after the other. A day after the Election Commission received complaints from two political parties against the film’s release in the run-up to the general elections, lyricist Javed Akhtar questioned the use of his name in the film’s promotional material. The veteran lyricist…

Mirza Ghalib’s work wouldn’t have been preserved if not in India: Javed Akhtar

Mirza Ghalib’s work wouldn’t have been preserved if not in India: Javed Akhtar

Veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar says legendary Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib’s work could only have found meaning in India. “Ghalib was possible only in India. His work wouldn’t have been nurtured and preserved if not for this country. His language and depth used in his work could have only found meaning in India,” Akhtar said. “What…

Javed Akhtar pays tribute on Nirupa Roy’s 87th birth anniversary

Javed Akhtar pays tribute on Nirupa Roy’s 87th birth anniversary

On the 87th birth anniversary of late legendary actress Nirupa Roy on Friday, veteran lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar said she is the most iconic on-screen mother that Hindi cinema has seen. In the forthcoming episode of Zee Bollywood’s Classic Legends Season 5, Akhtar paid tribute to the actress and said: “Be it Leela Chitnis,…