This Article is From Apr 13, 2021

Viral: Shabana Azmi Singing Javed Akhtar's Version Of Abhi Na Jao Is The Sweetest Thing On The Internet Today

Historian Rana Safvi shared a viral video of actress Shabana Azmi on Twitter

Viral: Shabana Azmi Singing Javed Akhtar's Version Of Abhi Na Jao Is The Sweetest Thing On The Internet Today

A pic of Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi.(Image courtesy: azmishabana18)


  • Shabana Azmi can be seen sharing a funny incident in the video
  • She can be seen singing a parody version of 'Abhi Na Jaao'
  • The version of the song was originally sung by Javed Akhtar
New Delhi:

Actress Shabana Azmi is known for her melodious voice and terrific singing skills besides her acting skills. The 70-year-old actress sends the Internet into a meltdown whenever she croons a song. Now, an old video of the actress singing a parody version of the song Abhi Na Jao has gone viral on the Internet. The video was shared by historian Rana Safvi on Twitter on Monday. In the video, Shabana Azmi can be seen sharing a hilarious incident shared between her and her husband, poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar. Shabana can be seen sharing how Javed Akhtar responded to her when she asked him to have his soup properly without dropping it on his clothes. Javed Akhtar had a hilarious yet melodious response to Shabana as he started singing his own version of the song Abhi Na Jao. In the viral video, Shabana can be seen singing Javed Akhtar's version of the song after sharing the incident.

The lyrics of the Javed Akhtar's "soup" version of Abhi Na Jao go like: "Jo is tarah se khaaogey to kitna tum giraaogey, jo soup ispe gir gaya to jaante ho hoga kya, ye daagh dhul na paayega, jo dhoyega batayega ke saabun ispe ghis diya, ke daagh par gaya nahi."

Take a look at Shabana singing the song here:

The 70-year-old actress is garnering a lot of appreciation for her singing skills in the video. As Rana Safvi shared the video on Twitter, she wrote: "If you drop soup on your clothes then Javed Akhtar has the perfect response. Thank you, Shabana Azmi and you have the most beautiful voice." Twitterati flooded the comments section of the tweet with praises for Shabana Azmi. "Couldn't have agreed more, Shabana ji owes some more songs to the audience," a Twitter user commented.

The original track Abhi Na Jao has been sung by late legendary musician Mohammed Rafi and veteran singer Asha Bhosle. The song is from the 1961 film Hum Dono starring late actor Dev Anand and actress Sadhana Shivdasani.

Last month, Shabana Azmi had shared a group picture featuring herself, Javed Akhtar and some of their friends from the film industry on Instagram. Others that were present in the picture include Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and producer Somesh Sharma. The picture that was shared by Shabana Azmi features all the celebrities without face masks. When an Instagram user dropped a comment asking Shabana why nobody is with masks in the picture, the actress replied: "Sorry I should have said it is a throwback picture." The Instagram user's inquiry came amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

Check out the group picture here:

An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Shabana Azmi made her Bollywood debut in 1974 with the film Ankur. Shabana Azmi later worked in films like Masoom, Amar Akbar Anthony and Arth among others. She married Javed Akhtar in 1984. The couple are parents to actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.