Consoling the nightingale
At a recent event, when Lata Mangeshkar expressed her regret over not having done any landmark work while she was an MP, Javed Akhtar consoled her saying, "Lata ji, whether you spoke during the six years while you were at the Parliament or not, doesn't matter.
You are yourself a statement! You are a talent, a ghazal, a song, and when any artist goes to the Parliament, we go there as representatives of that film Industry which has you in it. We are able to voice our opinions thanks to your blessings. Does the royalty ever do all the work themselves? Never!”