The legendary lyricist-port and script writer of Bollywood industry, Javed Akhtar was last seen on the television terra firma when he was the judge on the fourth season of Indian Idol some years back. And now the luminous lyricist returns on the TV screens with a show narrating the classic stories of the prominent names of the film industry. The show titled ‘Classic Legends’ features the first season and on this season, the figures like RD Burman, Guru Dutt, Mehboob Khan, Sahir Ludhianvi, Madhubala, Ashok Kumar and Raj Kapoor and others were discussed.
Javed Akhtar, 66, laughingly told that he was paid to talk about those names of the Hindi film fraternity; he always loved to chip in words on. Akhtar mentioned that as a young fan of these bigger personalities of the Hidni celluloid, he gathered huge information about them. He further mentioned that out of these many legendary personalities of the past, he had the privilege to meet some of them in person.
Some of the episodes of the show have been shot already and they will go on air on Zee Classic. When asked, which of them he found most interesting? He said that he would put this decision on the broadcaster. But he nonetheless mentioned that he found Mehboob Khan’s stiry most dramatic.
Javed told that Mehboob came to Bombay with Rs. 3 in pocket from Gujrat. And this illiterate guy would stand out of the studios to get a chance. His career started as a junior artist in Ali Baba Aur Chalis Chor in 1932. He expressed that he would love to write a script on the lives of Mehboob Khan.Read also