Happy 35th Anniversary (09/12/85)
It’s been 35 years since Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar married in a traditional Muslim ceremony, in 1984. Ask the celebrated cinema and theatre actress the secret to their successful marriage, and she will tell you it’s because they never meet! “There are times when we’ve said high and bye at the airport! Jokes apart, we have the same family background and so much in common that ours should have been an arranged marriage,” Shabana had said in an interview with DNA.
“If you consider the fact that one seeks the perfect match of backgrounds for an arranged marriage, then this could well have been the perfect arranged marriage. He (Javed) was already married by the time I realised how well suited we were. We stayed away from each other for as long as was possible,” Shabana had said about meeting and falling in love with Javed.
Courtesy- India Today