Farhan Akhtar's 50th birthday: Captured in frame; from Shabana Azmi to Shibani Dandekar and her fam

A heartwarming family portrait captured the essence of the night, featuring the birthday boy along with his closed ones. Read on to know more.

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Farhan Akhtar recently marked a significant milestone as he turned 50, and the Akhtar family pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable celebration. Shabana Azmi, a close family friend, took to Instagram to share glimpses of the joyous occasion, giving fans a peek into the intimate midnight festivities.

The birthday bash, held at Farhan's Mumbai residence, brought together an assembly of loved ones, creating a warm and celebratory atmosphere. A heartwarming family portrait captured the essence of the night, featuring the birthday boy donning a black T-shirt and pants, standing beside his wife Shibani Dandekar. The frame also showcased the presence of Farhan's father, Javed Akhtar, mother Honey Irani, and sister Zoya Akhtar, forming a united front for the special occasion.

Javed Akhtar, in the photograph, held Zoya close, radiating familial love, while Honey and Shabana Azmi stood side by side, exuding warmth and camaraderie. The gathering also included Shibani Dandekar's family members, turning the celebration into a full-fledged family affair.

The joyous occasion was accentuated by the three grand birthday cakes adorning the table, with one creatively crafted in the shape of the number 50. 

Shabana Azmi, expressing her affection for Farhan, referred to him as 'betu (son)' in her Instagram post, wishing him a year filled with happiness and abundant love. 

The Akhtar family, known for their tight bond, frequently shares quality time together, with Shabana Azmi seamlessly becoming an integral part of their celebrations. Javed Akhtar, previously married to Honey Irani, tied the knot with Shabana Azmi in 1984, forming a blended family that cherishes each other's company.

As Farhan Akhtar embarks on his 50s, he does so with promising projects on the horizon. While his directorial venture "Jee Le Zaraa" with Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt awaits its release, the anticipation for "Don 3" starring Ranveer Singh is building up, with a teaser video already creating a buzz in the industry.