The legendary poet, scriptwriter, and lyricist to talk about shayari and its relevance
India Shayari Project that has been creating quite a buzz since its announcement of featuring renowned names like Kausar Munir, Dr Kumar Vishwas, and Zakir Khan now has added another name to the illustrious list. The upcoming session that will stream on ZEE5 will have legendary poet, scriptwriter, and lyricist Javed Akhtar as the headline act.
From co-writing iconic movies to giving Indian cinema memorable lyrics, Javed Akhtar, who is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007) and the winner of the Richard Dawkins Award in 2020, is a force to reckon with. The iconic poet also has to his credit five National Film Awards for Best Lyrics and eight Filmfare Awards as the Best Lyricist.
Sharing his views on being a part of this unique project, Javed Akhtar says, “India has been a country of many great poets and Shayars. It is heartening to see the youth wants to embrace and understand the beauty and nuances of the spoken word. Poetry gives you the space and platform to represent yourself in your most authentic way and with social media, it has been amazing to see it fast becoming the tool and power for the youth to express these times of dynamism, of a society that a kind upheaval, in myriad ways. It is always a pleasure to be a part of something innovative as Shayari as that is my passion and the essence of who I am and am elated to associate with India Shayari Project.”
The segment featuring the legend will see him touch upon his journey so far in the world of poetry and his close-knit bond with Indian cinema. All set to premiere this Independence Day on 15th August 2021, the India Shayari Project will stream on the OTT platform ZEE5.