Boney Kapoor with Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar
In the year 2020, when lyricist Javed Akhtar turned 75, he hosted a 70s themes birthday party which was attended by several A-listers of Bollywood. Many of the celebrities had turned up as their favourite Bollywood stars for the retro-themed party. Now, three years later, Shabana Azmi has dug up and shared an old video from the party.
In the video shared by Shabana, film producer Boney Kapoor is seen grooving to the song 'Mere Yaar Shabba Khair'. He is seen dressed as Shammi Kapoor from the song. The iconic song can be seen playing in the background on a projector screen as Boney tried to recreate the famous steps.
"Not to miss out #Boney Kapoor at the same 70s party on Javed's birthday doing mere yaar shabba khair ..," wrote Shabana sharing the video. In the video, Azmi and Aamir Khan's ex-wife Kiran Rao are also seen grooving with Boney Kapoor.
Among the guests who attended the retro party were actor Aamir Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Farhan Akhtar with his then girlfriend, now wife Shibani Dandekar, Shabana Azmi's niece Tabu, filmmaker Boney Kapoor, his actor brother Anil Kapoor, actor-director Satish Kaushik, actor Divya Dutta, Shabana's cinematographer Baba Azmi and his wife actor Tanvi Azmi, Panipat director Ashutosh Gowariker, Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha and her actor boyfriend Ali Fazal, Zoya Akhtar, film critic Bhawana Somaya and Excel Entertainment's Ritesh Sidwani.
Javed and wife Shabana Azmi themselves came dressed in polka-dotted red and white western wear. Javed's son Farhan channelled his inner Don and dressed up in Amitabh Bachchan's Khaike Paan Banaraswala avatar while his girlfriend dressed up like Zeenat Aman in the song.
Meanwhile, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and Salman Khan have teamed up to make a documentary on the lives of their respective fathers- Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan. The iconic writer duo have given several hits and their name is often taken together as Salim-Javed. Earlier, while speaking to Filmfare about the documentary, Farhan Akhtar said, "The narrative is about two people who came to the film industry from different backgrounds, how they got together and created this unbelievable brand of star writers that the film industry has never been able to replicate after they decided not to work together. It talks about what made them an incredible force in (Hindi cinema)."