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Issue Date 12 - 18 Aug, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom’s very public split has everyone talking!

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom’s very public split has everyone talking!
Amir Khan has reportedly split from his wife Faryal Makhdoom. The boxer took to Twitter, stating that he and Faryal are calling it quits. In a series of tweets, he further accused her of cheating on him with another boxer and being a gold digger. Amir even mentioned the name of the boxer, Anthony Joshua.
However, Faryal was quick to respond to his tweets, saying that she gave the marriage her all, while he didn't. She also apologised to all those affected by the news.
While this twitter exchange between the two sent media abuzz, Joshua also made an appearance online and claimed that he has never even met Faryal. He also wished that the couple figure out their problems and move on. Faryal Makhdoom has since deleted her Twitter exchange with Amir Khan, claiming on Snapchat that her account has been hacked whereas Amir denied it.
Amir and Faryal tied the knot in 2013 and have a daughter together. Last year the boxer's family found itself deep in controversy after Faryal posted a Snapchat of domestic abuse at the hands of her in-laws, which snowballed and eventually the whole family got involved.

Is this all a hoax?
If latest reports are anything to go by Faryal ‘tried to make up with boxer on late-night call for sake of their daughter’ after their explosive Twitter feud, but Amir stands by the split. In the early hours of the next morning, the model wife tweeted an image of the Arabic word for 'patience' (sabr) before quickly deleting it. A source close to the family confirmed that Makhdoom, 26, claimed her Twitter account had been hacked and called her husband in Dubai to say it was in the pair’s best interests to stay together for the sake of their daughter Lamaisah, two.
The couple had also become embroiled in a row on Snapchat after Khan posted a video saying “it’s all true” and that the pair were “moving on and walking away” from their “unhealthy” relationship. Posting on Snapchat after the Twitter fight, Amir said, “Everything you saw on social media it is real.
“Me and Faryal have decided to move on and walk away. Nothing has been hacked.
“We have to move forward it’s not healthy for any of us.
“I wish her all the best in the future.
“Don’t want you guys to worry…What’s done is done, it’s all true.”


Yasir Hussain's new web series is something to look forward to

Yasir Hussain's new web series is something to look forward to
Yasir Hussain has now set foot into the digital world because "the future is web series". The Karachi Se Lahore actor will star in Kala Bichu that is about three friends who embark on a road trip (not like KSL, the actor clarifies) but they are in search of a kala bichhu (black scorpion).
"[It's not about] the trend in Pakistan when people used to capture black scorpions from Sindh and sell their venom in the international market," but rather used metaphorically to signify jealousy, use and abuse of friends, and other negativity that surrounds friendships – those traits have been termed kala bichhu in the story.
While no release date has been announced yet, the project has already gone into post production. Yasir is joined by Abdullah Farhatullah, Amna Ilyas, Ishtiaq Rasul in the series which is co-produced by KSL director Wajahat Rauf.


‘I got to act alongside Vinod Khanna and I feel blessed’


‘I got to act alongside Vinod Khanna and I feel blessed’
Did you know Humaima Malik's forgettable Bollywood debut in 2014 alongside Emraan Hashmi in Raja Natwarlal wasn't meant to be the actor's first flick across the border? She had actually signed Sher first, however, the period project came to an abrupt halt at the time. The shooting has revived now, an excited Humaima has shared. "I can't reveal much about the story yet as I have a strict no-spoilers policy. What I can tell you though is that it's a remake of Mother India."
Talking about the opportunity, the Dekh Magar Pyaar Se leading lady stated, "It's been an experience that I can't really put into words. It was my first film in India and opposite such legends. I got to act alongside Vinod Khanna and I feel like I was blessed to have known him. I got a chance to experience the powerhouse that is Paresh Rawal, then, of course, Sanjay Dutt, he's such a joy to be working with. And Seema Biswas also! God, I couldn't have hand-picked a better on-screen mother." Sher will see Humaima play Dutt's wife who takes over his empire after his death.


Hot Pursuit
MAG’s favourite picks of the week

Leo twins hit a musical home run!

The Right Note
Leo twins hit a musical home run!

This Pakistani twins’ instrumental cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You is definitely one of the best ones you will come across. Ed's hit single has had several covers and mash ups and the latest to join in is a soothing instrumental by Sharoon and Haroon Leo. Known collectively as Leo twins on social media, they have done a fantastic job in giving a desi twist to the song by incorporating guitar, violin, tabla, harmonium and sarangi – all played brilliantly by them!


Around Town


Around Town
A three-day ‘Back to school’ event was organised by LuckyOne mall, Karachi that included exciting educational activities for kids. In addition to this, the closing day was filled with laughter and bonding of beautiful relationships, as everyone celebrated National Father-in-law Day and International Friendship Day, as well. Fun and interactive activities were organised by participating brands that included Bachaa Party, Morinaga, Sefam (Leisure Club, Minnie Minors, Super Squad, Rangja, Chenyre), and Oreo. Amazing 3D artwork was displayed in the activity area where competitions were also held. Visitors won several giveaways, comprising of school supplies and discount vouchers for shopping at LuckyOne to make the day memorable. A comment wall was put up where everyone expressed in words, the love for their friends and family. An interesting session with stand-up comedian Saad Haroon on ‘Back to school’ was also held.


Malaika Arora Khan shuts down an online bully in style

Treasure Trove
Malaika Arora Khan shuts down an online bully in style

In a recent post of Malaika, an Instagram user threw accusations at her, commenting, "This [is] what these women do these days. Marry a rich guy then divorce him for huge alimony. And then have fun with that alimony." He continued his tirade by saying, "Do you seriously have any work... or just feeding yourself off your husband's money."
However, the Chaiyya Chaiyya dancer had a befitting response to shut down her hater. She wrote, "I do not indulge in such conversation because it's below my dignity, but I just had to because you certainly got to get your facts right before spewing sh*t and slagging me off when you know nothing about me,” and added, “I seriously suggest you find something to do with your time because you clearly have nothing better to do in life."


O Rangreza

Glued to the Screen
O Rangreza

The plot of this drama revolves around the relationship of a father and daughter and highlights how a daughter aspires to be everything her father idealises. Born into a poet’s family, Sassi despises her mother for not being able to win over her father Khayam’s heart. But, the real conflict starts when Sassi starts imitating her father’s muse and ideal, the glamorous actress Sonia Jahan, and he refuses to accept his daughter in the image of his lover. This hypocrisy incites the rebel in Sassi.



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