7 November 2020| Enquiry
Not politics. Bollywood wars. Kangana Ranaut. Or defamation.
This is intimate landscape. A never before insight into the making of JAVED AKTHAR’s mind.
From his extraordinary mother & estranged father. His alcoholism & divorce. His poverty & poetry. His anger & wit. His atheism & self-belief. His legendary partnership with Salim Khan & why they broke up.
With signature wit — and rare vulnerability — the iconic lyricist, scriptwriter & poet, opens up for the first time about everything that shaped him. And his rocky road to stardom.
“I wasn’t normal. My demons rode me for a long time,” he says. So what saved him from the abyss?