Source: HT News Service.
Published on: January 10, 2024


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Farhan Akhtar marked his 50th birthday on Tuesday, celebrating at home with Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Honey Irani, Shibani Dandekar, and other close friends.

As Farhan Akhtar turned a year older, Shabana Azmi penned a sweet note for him on Instagram. It seems like the Akhtar family celebrated the occasion with a special midnight cake cutting session, which had their loved ones in attendance. From Javed Akhtar to Farhan’s mother Honey Irani and sister Zoya Akhtar, it was a full house with Shibani Dandekar’s family members as well. 

 The photos featured happy birthday boy

In the photo, the birthday boy was all smiles in a black T-shirt with black pants, next to wife Shibani. All of his friends and family smiled for the camera as they came together for the special occasion. Javed Akhtarheld Zoya close for the photo, while Honey and Shabana stood next to each other.

Shibani’s sister, actor and VJ Anusha Dandekar, was also a part of the celebration with others. Three big birthday cakes, including one in the shape of the number 50, were seen placed on the table. The photo was seemingly clicked at Farhan’s house in Mumbai.

Shabana’s sweet message for son

Sharing the photo, Shabana called Farhan ‘betu (son)’ and wrote, “Salgirah mubarak betu FarhanAkhtar. Jeete raho, khush raho bahut saara pyar (Happy birthday son Farhan Akhtar. Live long, stay happy with lots of love).” Soon after Shabana’s post was shared, singer-actor Ila Arun commented, “Happy birthday Farhaan.”

Shabana shares a close bond with Farhan, Zoya and Shibani. They are often seen spending time together, and occasionally Honey joins them as well.

Javed Akhtar was married to the former child artiste and writer Honey Irani. Javed and Honey are parents to directors Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. In 1978, they parted ways, and Javed married Shabana Azmi in 1984.

Farhan’s bolly-graph

Farhan Akhtar made his directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai in 2001. He made his Bollywood debut as an actor with the musical drama Rock On (2008). He also featured in several other hit films, such as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, among others.

He is currently gearing up for his directorial comeback with Jee Le Zaraa. The film was announced in 2021, starring Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif. He jointly produced the recent Netflix film Kho Gaye Hum Kahan.

Disclaimer: Except the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service.