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Javed Akhtar On How Alcoholism Ruined His First Marriage To Honey Irani: ‘If I


Javed Akhtar recently opened up about his struggle with alcoholism and admitted that his first marriage with Honey Irani also ended because of it. He also reflected on how Shabana Azmi dealt with his addiction.

Javed Akhtar On How Alcoholism Ruined His First Marriage To Honey Irani: ‘If I Would’ve Been A Sober Person…’

There are very few gifted people in Bollywood who have the ability to melt hearts with words, and veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar is definitely one of them. He is also someone who is famous for his timeless songs. Javed Akhtar is married to renowned actress Shabana Azmi now, but before her, he was married to screenwriter Honey Irani, with whom he has two children – Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. In a recent interview, he confessed that his drinking problem was the main reason behind the failure of his first marriage.

Speaking to Mojo Story, Javed Akhtar talked at length about a personal aspect of his life. He revealed that he drank heavily for nearly two decades and acknowledged that if he had been sober and responsible, his marriage with Honey Irani might have had a different outcome.

“It was unhealthy, and It was irrational, and it was causing lots of problems to many people. I’m sure if I would’ve been a sober person and if I was more responsible, perhaps the story would’ve been different. This (battle with alcoholism) is a part of that failed relationship. She’s a wonderful person. She’s a very nice person, and I have great respect for her. And that is why today, we’re best of friends,” said Javed.



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