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Pakistani TV shows more realistic, says actor Mikaal Zulfiqar

Mikaal ZulfiqarKarachi, Dec 9 - Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar has confessed that feels Pakistani TV shows have a more realistic approach unlike Indian ones.

Zulfiqar, who's gained popularity in the India through the TV shows 'Dhoop Chaaon' and 'Aaina Dulhan Ka' aired on Zindagi channel, said that it wasn't necessary to show murder, infidelity or a larger than life situation, to add drama, and Indian producers and directors should learn from them, the Dawn reported.


Priyanka Chopra named 2014's World's Sexiest Asian Woman 'again'

Priyanka ChopraKarachi, Dec 5 - Priyanka Chopra has been named as 2014's World's Sexiest Asian Woman for the second time in three years.

Speaking on her win, the 'Mary Kom' star asserted that someone once told her that sexy was what one sexy did but she did not know what she did to deserve the title but she will happily accept the award, Dawn.com reported.


Ali Zafar celebrates `Kill Dil` success with underprivileged kids in Pakistan hometown

Ali ZafarKarachi, Nov 24 - Ali Zafar recently visited a school of underprivileged children in his hometown Sanjan Nagar in Pakistan to celebrate the success of his latest film 'Kill Dil'.

The actor, who played the lead role alongside Ranvir Singh, Govinda and Parineeti Chopra, hosted a special screening of his film and invited 50 students, Dawn.com reported.


Pak actor Imran Abbas hopeful of starring with A-list Bollywood artists soon

Imran Abbas NaqviKarachi, Nov 04 (ANI): Pakistani Bollywood actor Imran Abbas who went unnoticed in his debut feature film Creature 3D opposite Bipasha Basu, reveals that he would soon star next to A-list actors and is in talks with a major banner.

However, Creature 3D was a hit at the box office but Abbas attempted to thrill the audiences with his experimental role, diverging from his lover boy image in television.


Salma Hayek unveils 'Humaira: The Game Changer' documentary on Pakistani educationist

Salma HayekKarachi, Oct 22 - Salma Hayek recently unveiled the documentary 'Humaira: The Game Changer', which depicts the story of Pakistani education advocate Humaira Bachal at the Women's Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France.

The conference was attended by several female leaders in the fields of business, science, education and human rights who supported the mission to strengthen "women influence throughout the globe," the Express Tribune reported.


Veena Malik's newborn baby gets Twitter fame

Veena MalikKarachi, Oct 2 - Veena Malik and Asad Khan Khattak's newborn baby boy, Abram Khan, has already become famous in the Twitter-sphere.

The duo opened an official Twitter account for their few-day-old baby @iAbramKhan, which has over 27,000 followers and is rapidly growing, the Dawn reported.

The account reads like a timeline, where the precious moments of his life this far are posted. (ANI)


Gulzar`s `Ghalib` novelette published in Pakistan

Gulzar`s `Ghalib` novelette published in PakistanKarachi, Sept 21 : Gulzar's novelette ' Ghalib' has been published in Pakistan, which tells the life history of the all-time great poet.

The book, which is the script of his unforgettable TV serial starring Naseeruddin Shah , was published in Urdu and Hindi by Rupa Publications in India and earlier this month by the leading publisher of Urdu books in Pakistan, Maktaye Danial, Karachi, Dawn.com reported.


Owner now demands Rs 80m for Dilip Kumar's 'national heritage' home

Dilip KumarKarachi, July 19 - The current owner of Dilip Kumar's family house in Peshawar, Akram Ullah, has demanded for Rs 80 million, post the four-marla house was announced as a national heritage by PM Nawaz Sharif recently.

An official of the KP Culture Department had informed that the provincial government wanted to buy and reconstruct the house, even before the Prime Minister's declaration, The Nation reported.


Pak film 'Operation 021' set to hit the screen in October

Pak film 'Operation 021' set to hit the screen in OctoberKarachi, July 17 : Pakistani spy action thriller, 'Operation 021', is set to release later this year on Eid-ul-Azha in October, as announced on the film's official Facebook page.

The team has denied the rumours about its Independence Day release and also clarified that there was never an announcement for the official date before, the Dawn reported.


Veena Malik offers to donate kidney to philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi

Veena MalikKarachi, May 15 - Veena Malik has offered to donate her kidney to internationally recognised social worker and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi.

Malik made the offer during a visit to the social worker's residence recently, Dawn News reported.

The offer was, however, politely declined by Edhi.

The actor also prayed for the early recovery of the social worker. (ANI)


Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new album launched at IIFA

Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new album launched at IIFA Karachi, May 4 - Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Sonakshi Sinha have unvieled legendary vocalist Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new album Back2love at the IIFA awards, in Tampa Bay, Florida.

This is the first time an album from the sub-continent has been launched in this glamorous manner, the Express Tribune reported.


Ali Zafar and Shaan spar over whether Pak artists are 'cheap sell-outs' for tapping Bollywood

Ali Zafar and Shaan spar over whether Pak artists are 'cheap sell-outs' for tapping BollywoodKarachi, May 2 - Ali Zafar recently slammed compatriot actor Shaan Shahid for calling Pakistani celebrities "cheap sell-outs" for using Bollywood as a stairway to their success.


Big B expresses gratitude on being invited to Pakistan

Amitabh BachchanKarachi, April 29 - Amitabh Bachchan has expressed his gratitude to Senator Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain for inviting him to visit Pakistan.

The ' Bhootnath ' actor replied to the invitation and shared the fond memories he has of Pakistani people, recalling the prayers that they extended to him during his injury on the sets of Coolie in 1983, the Express Tribune reported.


Pakistani fashion gala finale pays ode to women empowerment

Pakistani fashion gala finale pays ode to women empowermentLahore, April 14 - In a country where women are still finding it tough to enjoy full freedom in the way they dress up, showcasing at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 a collection that pays an ode to "women empowerment" was a bold step. Designer Hassan Sheheryar Yasin feels that it is a step to give back to the country that has nurtured him and given him so much.


Romance with nature, circuses mark Pakistani fashion gala's ultimate day

Zara ShahjahanLahore, April 14 - The concluding day of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 Sunday was devoted to a romance with nature and life with designers like Zara Shahjahan and label Saira Shakira showcasing designs inspired by jungle flora and circuses respectively.

Turning insects into motifs of fashion, Shahjahan's "Love Bug" collection at the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk fashion gala was based on silks, organza and sheer tulle.


Iman Ahmed's hand-printed range a treat for fabric lovers

Iman Ahmed's hand-printed range a treat for fabric loversLahore, April 13 - Acclaimed Pakistani designer Iman Ahmed presented a collection consisting of hand-printed and hand-dyed pieces at the ongoing PFDC (Pakistan Fashion Design Council) Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014. Each costume had a luxurious appearance.


Sharp cuts, classic fabrics defines Omar Farooq's menswear line

Omar FarooqLahore, April 13 - Menswear designs offer restricted options to experiment with styles but Pakistani designer Omar Farooq has turned this into his strength, presenting a gamut of clothing for men defined by sharp cuts and achieving a royal finish from the classic fabrics used at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 Saturday.


When Rajasthani flavour added colour to the Pakistan runway

When Rajasthani flavour added colour to the Pakistan runwayLahore, April 13 - Known for its textiles, semi-precious stones, handicrafts and colourful tie and dye work, Rajasthan's glorious heritage was fully visible in Karma Pink's show on the third day of the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 with the ramp dominated by clothing inspired by its vibrant culture and traditions.


Bollywood's 'Baby doll' plays on at Pakistan's fashion gala

Bollywood's 'Baby doll' plays on at Pakistan's fashion galaLahore, April 12 : The popularity of Bollywood chartbuster "Baby doll" has transcended to this side of the border too, it would seem from how the catchy and peppy number is being used by multiple designers at the PFDC (Pakistan Fashion Design Council) Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 (PSFW) here.


Winds of change: Fashion in Pakistan gets modern touch

Winds of change: Fashion in Pakistan gets modern touchLahore, April 12 - Winds of change are sweeping Pakistan's fashion ramps - from Pashmina kurtas, salwar-kameezes to shararas and ghararas in the past to off-shoulder gowns, sleeveless dresses and even backless outfits now.

Off the runway, fashion may be conservative, but designers are attempting to lend a contemporary twist.


Hina Butt presents sensuous yet wearable pret line

Hina ButtLahore, April 12 - Designer Hina Butt is known for her youthful and iconic designs and she kept the trend going with her latest pret range on second day of the ongoing PFDC (Pakistan Fashion Design Council) Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014.

The designs were not only chic and sophisticated but also very wearable. The four- day fashion gala started here Thursday.


Pre-draped saris, metal accents highpoints in Shehla Chatoor's show

Shehla ChatoorLahore, April 12 - Sari is known worldwide for its elegance and sensuality. Taking inspiration by this six-yard wonder, designer Shehla Chatoor's collection on the day two of PFDC (Pakistan Fashion Design Council) Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 looked a strong attempt to reinvent sari and make it an edgy silhouette.

The four-day fashion event started here Thursday.


Why Big B loves working with children

Why Big B loves working with childrenKarachi, April 9 : Amitabh Bachchan, who has acted in several films opposite child stars, including his upcoming film ' Bhoothnath Returns', has revealed that he loves working with children because they are very brave.

The veteran actor told the Express Tribune that working with children creates a unique environment as they are very talented and serious actors.

Kids are unpredictable and never fail to surprise him, he asserted.


3 Indian musicians to join Pak Sufi rock group Mekaal Hasan Band

3 Indian musicians to join Pak Sufi rock group Mekaal Hasan BandKarachi, April 9 : Sufi rock group Mekaal Hasan Band has announced its new lineup which includes a vocalist, a drummer and a bassist from India.

According to the band's Facebook page, founder of the band Mekaal Hasan will still play the guitar and Ahsan Papu will remain on the flute, the Express Tribune reported.


PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week to focus on new trends, fresh talent

PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week to focus on new trends, fresh talentLahore, April 9 - There's a lot to look forward to at the seventh edition of the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 (PSFW). From pret, couture and high-end street lines to showcasing upcoming talent to women's empowerment - all this is set to rule the ramp during four-day fashion extravaganza starting here Thursday.


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