Javed Akhtar Quotes That Were Converted Into Famous Bollywood Songs


Javed Akhtar is known as a legendary poet, lyricist, writer, and political activist. Take a look at some popular Bollywood songs inspired from his quotes

Written By Riddhi Adsul | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Javed Akhtar is known for speaking truth to power through his poetry. The poet, lyricist, and screenwriter has completed almost five decades in Bollywood with over 100 credits to his name. Javed Akhtar has penned down lyrics and Bollywood scripts for decades. His poetry manages to tug the audience's heartstrings each time. He has also written some of the best poems and Shayaris that dwell upon various aspects of life and love, soothing our hearts and minds. Here are some of Javed Akhtar's quotes that were converted into Bollywood songs.

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Jaaved Akhtar quotes that were converted into Bollywood songs


Doori is a poetic song written by Javed Akhtar for the underground hip-hop rappers' biopic, Gully Boy. The song is sung by Ranveer Singh. Doori song is adapted from Javed Akhtar's poem of the same name. 

Kahne Ko Hum Pass Hai Par
Kitni Doori Hai
Ye Bhi Kaisi Mazboori Hai

Tumse Humdardi Bhi
Nahi Kar Sakta Main
Mere Bas Ki Baat Nahi Hai
Main Ye Bahte Aansu Pochu
Utni Meri Aukaat Nahi Hai
Main Bhi Yahi Hu, Tum Bhi Yahi Ho
Par Sach Ye Hai Main Hu Kahi
Tum Aur Kahi

Kahne Ko Hum Pass Hai Par
Kitni Doori Hai
Ye Bhi Kaisi Mazboori Hai


Sham is an acoustic romantic song from the film Aisha. The song is sung by Amit Trivedi, Nikhil D'Souza, Neuman Pinto. Sham was also turned into a full-fledged song. 

Shaam bhi koi, jaise he nadi
Leher leher jaise beh rahi hain
Koi ankahee koi ansuni,                                                                                                                                                     baat dheeme keh rahi hai  

Phir Dekhiye 

Phir Dekhiye is a Bollywood song from Farhan Akhtar's movie Rock On!! The song is penned by Javed Akhtar and voiced by Caralisa Monteiro in 2008. The song was inspired by one of Javed Akhtar's quotes. 

Aankhon Mein Jiske Koi To Khwaab Hai
Khush Hai Wahi Jo Thoda Betaab Hai
Zindagi Mein Koi Aarzu Kijiye
Phir Dekhiye

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