By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Last week on Star's music contest Voice Of India which was a family – reunion special, Shabana Azmi brought about a rapprochement between the estranged musician-brothers Jatin and Lalit.
"Trust me, it wasn't planned or orchestrated. It happened spontaneously because of the electrifying atmosphere. That evening I realized how sentimental we Indians are."
Guess what Bollywood's golden couple did on Shabana's birthday on Monday? Javed Akhtar brought in his wife's 56th birthday by watching Chak De India at a suburban theatre.
Says Shabana, "Would you believe we hadn"t seen the film as yet. I came back from Chennai and we went straight for Chak De India. Javed and I hadn't seen it as yet. 10.30 in the night people were clapping and whistling….Lovely film. Only the two of us. The girls are so spontaneous. Shahrukh Khan is a revelation. My respect for Aditya Chopra has shot up manifold. To convince the producer to put money into something so removed from the norm isn't easy."