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Javed Akhter

The renowned lyricist and scriptwriter on hosting a show on Star Gold

Javed Akhter
Javed Akhter
What is Rahein Na Rahein Hum about?
It's about the classics of yesteryears that I saw in my school and college days.

What do you say about these films?
I analyse the films, the story, its morality; the scenes, the acting, make comparisons and try to understand the process of their making.

How does it feel to be in front of the camera?
I had so much to say on the subject which made getting over the initial inhibition very easy.

Will writing lyrics take a backseat now?
No, in fact my new album Aap Aaye will be out soon. It has eight duets by Alka Yagnik and Hariharan that dwell on togetherness.

Another romantic album?
It's different, as the cliche goes. But really this is sedate, understated and gentle.

Why is cafeteria romance such a big theme in films these days?
It's a very safe and universal issue.

What do you have to say about the national awards?
I think more awards should go to popular films. Some people think that these are their fiefdom and when the award goes to "outsiders", they are upset.

How has the industry taken to the controversy?
The film industry has no time to think about people like Pradip Kishen.

What do you have to say about Daman?
I haven't seen the film but has any critic panned Raveena's performance in it?

But shouldn't a film winning an award in a particular category also be of a certain merit?
That's a subjective criterion. What's good to me may not be for someone else.

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