Javed Akhtar is undoubtedly one of the most talented script writers that bollywood’s ever seen, and rightfully, he will soon be awarded with the prestigious Sahitya Academy Award by the government for his book of Urdu poetry, Lava that has about 50 poems in it.
Farhan Akhtar is naturally overwhelmed by this and spoke to the media at the Big Star Entertainment awards about it saying, “Our entire family is very happy. We are very proud of him and we always have been.This Sahitya Akademi award that he has got is very well deserved and I would like to congratulate all the recipients of the awards in various fields.”
Javed Akhtar has penned the scripts for some unforgettable films like Sholay, Zanjeer and Deewar.
Along with him, Hindi poet Mridula Garg and Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar are also going to be awarded the Sahitya Aacademy Award for their exceptional talent and an outstanding contribution to Indian literature. The awards will be given away on the 11th of March in New Delhi on the annual akademi’s festival of letters organization that will be held there.