Listen to young talent to remain contemporary: Javed Akhtar

Jul 4, 2010 IANS

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Legendary screenplay writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who has penned the lyrics of actress Sonam Kapoor's next film "Aisha", says he tries to remain contemporary by listening and understanding the language of the young talent he works with.

"You need not to show when you have to bring change in your language, it automatically becomes apparent," Akhtar said.

"I work with very young talent, some are even younger than my children. I listen to them very carefully, what they are saying, why they are saying so, keeping aside the jokes. If we listen to them and try understanding them then we will also remain contemporary," Akhtar told IANS at the music launch of "Aisha" at Mahalaxmi Race course here Sunday.

Akhtar was all praise for Amit Trivedi, the music director of "Aisha" and says film industry has got such a talent after a long time.

"The music is very youthful and energetic, you can say a very smart music. This boy, Amit Trivedi, would be a very big music director, I am saying it, keep it in record. He is very talented and after a long time anyone with so much of talent has come in Bombay film industry," said Akhtar.

"Aisha", also starring Abhay Deol, is an adaptation of the British novel, Emma by Jane Austen. Sonam plays the main protagonist. The movie has been directed by Rajshree Ojha and has been shot in Delhi, Rishikesh and Mumbai.

"Aisha" is set to hit the screens Aug 6.

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