Catch drama Umar Maarui, directed by Rafique Esani and written by Shahnawaz as part of the Sindh Theatre Festival 2017 organised by Culture Department Government Of Sindh to be held at the Arts Council, Karachi on April 26, 8pm.
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Arts & Peace Mela
Caritas Pakistan Islamabad-Rawalpindi in collaboration with Diocesan Youth Commission of Islamabad-Rawalpindi is organising a three-day arts and peace mela in which there will be a chance to meet famous Christian celebrities across Pakistan and see their work. Be there at Caritas Pakistan Islamabad-Rawalpindi, House No. 334-P, Lane No. 5, Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi on April 25, 3pm.
Glued to the Screen
This drama is one of the most interesting ones to watch these days. Finally, Imran Ashraf gets his chance to be a big bad villain. He kidnaps the girl that he loves (Hina Altaf) and then releases her in hopes to get married to her by maligning her image to an extent that no one else would. The other part of this story consists of Zahid Ahmed and Zhalay’s characters, who get married despite opposition from Zahid’s parents and him being engaged to his cousin, Eshal (Hina’s character). The plot keeps thickening with each episode!
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The Right Note
If you are not opposed to some culturally refreshing music every once in a while, give a listen to Tumi Jake Bhalobaso. The Indian-Bengali song has been winning accolades ever since it was released, including the recent win at National Awards in India for best singing. Composed and written by the relatively young Anupam Roy for the movie Praktan (meaning, former), the soulful number has been sung by Iman Chakraborty.
Hindi Medium trailer gets Saba Q rounds of applause already
The actress’ fans can’t wait to see her new movie Hindi Medium, a strong Hindi debut by the looks of it, With less than a month left for it to hit the screens, the Saba-Qamar-Irrfan-Khan starrer film sent a wave of buzz and excitement on social media with many sharing the clip and congratulating Saba. The lighthearted romantic film is about a young couple who aspires to move into society’s upper crust. Full of heart-warming and hilarious scenes, the trailer hints at this being a highly successful venture for the actress.
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The entertainment industry loses yet another veteran
We are saddened to know that senior radio and TV artiste, Syed Shahenshah, passed away on April 13. The artiste had been suffering from multiple health complications for the last two decades and has been laid to rest in his village graveyard. A large number of artistes, writers and local notables attended his funeral. Born in 1949 at Dhaki Mirababd village in Tangi, he launched his acting career from a Pashto play at Peshawar radio station in 1974 after completing his Master’s in Pashto literature from the University of Peshawar. His popular plays included Sahar, Tasha Julai, Lambey, Swaal, Da Manzal pa Lore, Duwayem Noom, Azmaikht and Kagay Laray. According to sources, the 68-year-old had performed in around 200 radio, stage and TV plays in his career. Commonly performing villainous roles, he received much accolades for his fine acting skills.
Ahsan Khan and Ayesha Omar pack things up
Well, this is an interesting pair. Ahsan Khan and Ayesha Omar are almost done shooting for their upcoming film, Rehbra. The latest leg of shooting took the actors to the railway station in Lahore where they were snapped between scenes, giving us much to talk about. The movie is being described as a "love story with a twist" and has taken the team to different parts of the country to capture beautiful landscapes. "We loved picturising the songs because we went to Kund Malir, Gwadar, Kasur, Lahore and Karachi," said Ahsan, calling the music track one of the best things about Rehbra. "The title track is awesome, I loved it. Asim Azhar sang that, and then there's the song by Rahat [Fateh Ali Khan] which is a sad track. That's also a great one, it features an Indian female singer performing for Ayesha," he added. The film is slated to release on Eid-ul-Azha.
Veena makes a musical return
Who knew that of all the things, Veena Malik would make a comeback with a song? Titled Aye Dushman-e-Watan, the single was launched at a press conference recently held in Karachi where the actress thanked everyone for showing up and expressed her excitement at being able to share her project. "In my 17year career, this country has given me a lot: respect, a name, glory, and the love of millions of people. I can't thank you enough for the love," she said and added," This is a small effort from my part and it's my wish that in the coming years, I can completely pay back this country." The lyrics of the song have been written by lieutenant colonel Kazim Hussain Shah (retd.), who's been honoured with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (military). The video features Veena Malik singing in white shalwar kameez, while a screen behind her plays footage of military operations in Pakistan.