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Naseeruddin Shah's upcoming Pak-film to mock media

Naseeruddin Shah's upcoming Pak-film to mock media

Karachi, Feb. 19 : Naseeruddin Shah has been one of those very few actors, who have consistently portrayed their shades of characters both in mainstream masala and parallel movies, depicting realism both nationally and internationally.

The upcoming Paksitani flick will be satirising media's obsession with the ratings, reports the Express Tribune.

Directed by Gaur and Farjad Nabi, the movie titled 'Jeewan Hathi' will be a black comedy, centering the media and manufactured realities.


Censor board is showing maturity now-a-days, feels Shabana Azmi

Censor board is showing maturity now-a-days, feels Shabana Azmi

Karachi, Feb. 19 : Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is set to appear in Sonam Kapoor-starrer 'Neerja,' slated to be released today, feels that the censor board in India is now-a-days showing maturity towards films.

In the context of the current censorship debate, the 65-year-old actress, who grabbed spotlights simultaneously in parallel and mainstream cinema, shared her experience of 'Fire,' wherein though Shiv Sena created a huge mess, Censor Board passed the movie without a single cut, reports the Dawn.


Aamir is `eagerly` waiting for Salman`s `Sultan`

Karachi, Feb. 17 : Bollywood actor Aamir Khan recently admitted that he is eagerly awaiting the release of Salman Khan starrer 'Sultan' and has got high expectations from it.

During the screening of Sonam Kapoor's 'Neerja' the 50-year-old actor said, "Salman's films are always good, so I have lot of expectations from Sultan. Like how all wait with bated breaths for his films, I too am waiting for it. It'll be a very good film," reports the Express Tribune.

Salman will be seen portraying the character of a wrestler from Haryana in the film alongside Anushka Sharma.


Sonam Kapoor`s `Neerja` was never banned in Pakistan

Sonam Kapoor`s `Neerja` was never banned in Pakistan

Karachi, Feb. 13 : Sonam Kapoor's 'Neerja' that is based on real incidents during the hijacking of the Pan Am Flight 73 at the Karachi airport in 1986, has been banned in Pakistan, but the Central Board of Film Certification claims that it never banned the flick.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the NOC for the film's import was revoked by the federal commerce ministry soon after the document was issued, reports the Express Tribune.

However, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) maintains their stand that the film should not be considered as banned in Pakistan.


Riteish, Nargis begin filming for `Banjo`

Riteish, Nargis begin filming for `Banjo`

Karachi, Feb. 13 : Riteish Deshmukh has finally begun filming for Ravi Jadhav's upcoming project ' Banjo' that also stars Nargis Fakri.

The 37-year-old actor revealed that the shooting was originally supposed to begin in October 2015, but had to be delayed to allow Deshmukh's hair to grow, reports the Express Tribune.

Riteish said, "It was Ravi's wish to do something different with my look. The character I play stays in a slum and has a unique style. So Krishika Lulla insisted that I grow my hair longer."


Parineeti turns singer for ` Meri Pyari Bindu`

Parineeti turns singer for ` Meri Pyari Bindu`

Karachi, Feb. 11: Parineeti Chopra, who is making a silver screen comeback after two years, will show her vocal talents in her upcoming flick 'Meri Pyari Bindu.'

The 27-year-old actress will be singing a number for the film, hoping to explore different aspects of creativity, reports the Express Tribune.

During a recent interview, Parineeti said, "I think it's a coincidence that a lot of the actors who are working right now happen to be passionate singers."


`Honoured` DJ Caruso is gushing over Deepika

`Honoured` DJ Caruso is gushing over Deepika

Karachi, Feb. 11: Deepika Padukone seems to have wooed the director of her upcoming Hollywood flick ' xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' as he is going gaga over the Bollywood's Mastani.

DJ Caruso took to his Twitter handle and posted a picture with his leading lady, claiming that he is honoured to work with the 30- year-old actress, reports the Dawn.

Along with the pic he wrote, "@deepikapadukone and me after slaying her first "Hollywood" scene. #xandercagereturns #xxx3. Honored to direct her."

Deepika will play a feisty huntress named Serena in the upcoming Vin Diesel-starrer.


Manish Paul is `ok` with Ali Zafar-comparisons

Manish Paul is `ok` with Ali Zafar-comparisons

Karachi, Feb. 10 : Manish Paul, who will be soon seen in 'Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive' recently revealed that he is okay with being compared to Ali Zafar, who starred in the original flick.

The 34-year-old TV host said in a recent interview, "I think I am ok with the comparisons. Ali is not a bad actor to be compared with. He is a good actor, very good singer, he is a star in himself. It will be good if the comparisons happen," reports the Express Tribune.

Further, Manish also revealed that he would like to play diverse roles in the films and not get restricted to comedy.


Vidya Balan to star in `Kahani 2`

Vidya Balan to star in `Kahani 2`

Karachi, Feb. 10 : If you loved Vidya Balan-starrer thriller ' Kahani,' then this news will please you as the 2012 hit film is getting a sequel.

Director Sujoy Ghosh said in a recent interview, "Yes, 'Kahaani 2' is happening. It is in pre-production stage. Vidya Balan will star in the film. Major parts of the film will be shot in Kolkata."

The original flick starred the 38-year-old actress as a pregnant protagonist in search of her missing husband.


Irrfan Khan feels there is nothing to boast about a national award

Irrfan Khan feels there is nothing to boast about a national award

Karachi, Feb. 9 : Actor Irrfan Khan has joined a list of celebrities who don't go overboard or boast about getting awards for their creative performances on screen.

In a interview with a leading newspaper, the 49-year-old actor said winning awards will not do anything for actors and directors, they will not attract more money or offers, as selections have no credibility. He added that even national awards don't add value to an actor's career, the dawan reports.


With new Hollywood trend, Katrina has less competition back home

With new Hollywood trend, Katrina has less competition back home

Karachi, Feb. 8 : With B-town actresses such as Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone heading towards the West, Katrina Kaif plans to set her foot deeper back here.

During the promotion of her upcoming flick 'Fitoor,' the 32-year-old actress said that she believes the competition in Bollywood is becoming really less and it's time for her to get the roles by default, reports the Express Tribune.

The 'Phantom' star said, "I have realised it recently that my competition is becoming really less as everyone is going to Hollywood."


J r. Bachchan rates himself a 10 on 0-100 acting scale

J r. Bachchan rates himself a 10 on 0-100 acting scale

Karachi, Feb. 8 : Despite being a star-kid, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan believes that he is below 10 on an acting scale of 0-100 and claims that he has a long way to go.

The 40-year-old actor said in a recent interview that as an actor, he has only gone to 9 or 10 on a scale of 100, adding that he is not being over-modest, reports the Express Tribune.

The 'Guru' star added, "That isn't enough. In today's age the audiences want even a new actor to go to 80-90 in the very first film. And why shouldn't they? I'm lucky to have got the chance that I've because of my parents."


Ali Zafar to do item song in `Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive`

Ali Zafar to do item song in `Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive`

Karachi, Feb. 4 : If you were upset with Ali Zafar's absence from the sequel of 'Tere Bin Laden,' then hold your breath as the Pakistani actor will be there in the flick, this time just in a cameo.

The 35-year-old singer-turned-actor will be making a special appearance in a song titled ' Six Pack Abs,' reports the Express Tribune.


Sonam defends `blink and miss` appearance in Coldplay`s video

Sonam defends `blink and miss` appearance in Coldplay`s video

Karachi, Feb. 2: Sonam Kapoor might have disappointed her fans with her blink and miss appearance in Coldplay's highly awaited video for ' Hymn For The Weekend', but the actress claims that it was a big thing for her.

The 30-year-old actress feels that she had got reason to star in the video, even if it was for three shots, reports the Dawn.


KJo to rope in `3 Khans` for homosexual film?

KJo to rope in `3 Khans` for homosexual film?

Karachi, Jan. 30 : If reports are to be believed, then Karan Johar is planning on breaking every stereotype associated with homosexuality and that too by roping in the three' Khans.

The 43-year-old director, who previously spoke up about the challenges he faced in his childhood for being effeminate, has recently claimed that Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan will be happy to play homosexuals on the screen, reports the Express Tribune.


Ghulam Ali to turn actor for 'Ghar Wapsi'

Ghulam Ali to turn actor for 'Ghar Wapsi'

Karachi, Jan. 24 : Seems like music maestro Ghulam Ali is all set to give it back to the Shiv Senas for not allowing several Pakistani artists, including him, to perform in India.

This legendary Ghazal singer turns actor for an Indian film 'Ghar Wapsi,' which is based on the controversial religious conversion practices organised by the Saffron parties to bring back former Hindus to Hinduism, reports Dawn.

Reportedly, the film is being directed by a Suhaib Illyasi, who is perhaps best known as the host of the TV show 'India's Most Wanted.'


Is Siddharth Malhotra visiting Ali Zafar in Pakistan?

Is Siddharth Malhotra visiting Ali Zafar in Pakistan?

Karachi, Jan. 24 : Is Siddharth Malhotra going to visit Lahore as Ali Zafar 's guest. at least their "bromance" over tweets seems to say so!

Following their conversation, it can be understood that the Pakistani rock-star invited the ' Student of the year' to Lahore and the latter gladly accepted it, reports the Dawn.

The conversation started with Zafar tweeting, "What's up yo @S1dharthM", to which Sid replied, "Hey Bro! Shooting, travelling, trying to make a good living@AliZafarsays"


Genders don't matter, says R.Balki on 'Ki and Ka'

Genders don't matter, says R.Balki on 'Ki and Ka'

Karachi, Jan. 24 : "Ki" and "Ka" in Hindi language does not only discriminate human beings, but even the non-living objects. so here director R. Balki is ready with his 'romcom' ' Ki and Ka' to show a change in the gender stereotypes.

In a recent interview, the director said that Hindi is a language, wherein not only humans, but even various objects have genders, adding that this film is about the fact that genders don't matter, reports the Dawn.


Marwa Hocane wants to win all debut awards this year

Marwa Hocane wants to win all debut awards this year

Karachi, Jan. 22 : Marwa Hocane, one of the prominent debutants this year, has grabbed the spotlight with her fearless, outspoken nature, just a few weeks before her movie, Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru-directed ' Sanam Teri Kasam,' release.

In a recent interview, this 23-year-old newbie, plainly said that she wants to bag all the debut awards this year in her kitty, reports the Express Tribune.

Speaking about her fearless nature, Hocane said that there is nothing in this world that she can't face.


Huma Quereshi was first choice for 'Raees' opposite SRK

Huma Quereshi was first choice for 'Raees' opposite SRK

Karachi, Jan. 22 : Guess who was the first choice for 'Raees' opposite the Badshah of Bollywood. it was none other than the very talented Huma Quereshi.

According to sources, the 29-year-old actress was thought to fit the bill and also the makers wanted a fresh pairing of sort, reports the Express Tribune.

However, when Pakistani actress Mahira Khan came on-board, she totally "nailed it" with her mannerism and lingo, which was apt for the character.


Has Parineeti bagged `Dhoom 4

Has Parineeti bagged `Dhoom 4

Karachi, Jan. 20 : Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, who recently stunned the tinsel town and her fans with her tonned body, has been reportedly roped in for ' Dhoom 4.'

According to Filmfare, rumour has it that the 27-year-old actress has bagged the fourth installment of the Yash Raj Films' franchise, reports the Dawn.

Parineeti, who did not appear on the big screen last year, was last seen in Ali Zafar-starrer, 'Kill Dil,' where she played quite a feisty lass. (ANI)


What is Kalki Koechlin doing in Pakistan?

Kalki Koechlin

Karachi, Jan. 18 : Can you guess where Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin is these days? The talented actress has been spotted in Karachi, Pakistan.

The 32-year-old actress, who also visited a farm in Badin, got clicked with Provincial Minister for Culture and Tourism Sharmila Faruqi, the Express Tribune reports.

While the reason behind 'The 'Margarita, with a Straw' actress visit is still unknown. There are speculations that she might be there to sign a new project.

Previously, veteran actor Om Puri visited Karachi to announce his Pakistani debut film 'Actor In Law.'


Deepika higly 'critical' of her work

Deepika higly 'critical' of her work

Karachi, Jan. 13 : Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in magnum opus ' Bajirao Mastani,' recently revealed that she is keen on learning from her mistakes and said that criticism actually works in her favour.

The 30-year-old actress said in a recent interview that she doesn't get satisfied with her work easily and she is very critical of it, reports the Express Tribune.

Deepika added, "I am very hard on myself. And whatever criticism comes my way, it always works to my advantage, because I am someone who will always take it in a very constructive way.


Anushka to `de-glam` for `Sultan`

Anushka to `de-glam` for `Sultan`

Karachi, Jan. 13 : Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who will be soon seen as Salman Khan's leading lady in 'Sultan,' will be keeping her glamorous side aside for her role in the flick.

According to a tabloid, the 27-year-old actress will sport a realistic and de-glam look for the film which will be finalised by an international prosthetics expert, reports the Dawn.


Anushka is `thrilled` to work with Salman

Anushka is `thrilled` to work with Salman

Karachi, Jan. 11: After being signed for the Salman Khan starrer ' Sultan', Anushka Sharma has joined the league of actresses, who have worked with the three prominent Khans of the industry.

Expressing her excitement on signing the upcoming Yash Raj film, the 27-year-old actress said she is thrilled and excited to work with the 50-year-old actor as she thinks there is no one like him because of his persona, reports the Express Tribune.

She added her character in the flick is something she is waiting to dig her teeth into.


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