Javed Akhtar doesn’t have a single romantic bone in his body, says Shabana Azmi

Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi are the epitome of the perfect Bollywood couple.

So imagine our shock when the actress revealed that her lyricist husband hasn’t ever said anything romantic to her!

Talking about Akhtar — who just by the way has penned some of Bollywood’s most heartfelt songs — Azmi shared: “Many girls come [to me] and say, ‘You are so lucky to be married to him. He writes such romantic songs and poetry’. But Javed Akhtar doesn’t have a single romantic bone in his body. He has never said anything romantic to me.”

If Javed Akhtar can’t be romantic, what hope is there for the rest of our significant others?

But hey, there’s no shortage of witty banter amongst the duo, who’ve been married for over three decades.

When she complains about the lack of romance in their relationship, he shoots back: ‘If you are a trapeze artist in a circus, will you hang upside down in your own house?”

Azmi adds, “He still makes me laugh. He’s very witty and funny. What we share is a very solid friendship. Javed is fond of saying that Shabana is such a good friend of mine that even marriage could not ruin it!”

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