New Delhi, Sep 12 : She left Pakistan when she was six. But Los Angeles-based actress Dilshad Vadsaria, of Indian and Portuguese descent, says she has vivid memories of Pakistan - of spending quality time with her family watching Bollywood films and of feeding vultures!
Islamabad, April 5: Pakistani supermodels have revealed their experiences, trials and triumphs of walking the runway in the Islamic republic.
Mehreen Syed, 26, one of the most popular and best-paid of Pakistan''s new generation of catwalk, campaign and magazine cover stars, had to endure severe beatings at the hands of her uncle and brothers when she first voiced her desire to enter the profession, the Telegraph reported.
Islamabad, Mar 12: Pakistani artiste Veena Malik, who has reportedly been threatened by the Taliban, has said she will not seek asylum in India.
Malik, who is currently in India appearing on television shows for the ICC World Cup 2011, said she had received a letter from the Taliban a few days back via a media house in Pakistan.
She had spoken to representatives of the media house, who confirmed its legitimacy, she added.
Karachi, Feb 23: Popular Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who reached home today, is willing to revisit India.
The Pakistani singer, who has sung various tracks in Bollywood films, was detained in India under charges of carrying undeclared money.
According to Geo News, he said his detention was due to lack of his knowledge relating to Indian Custom Laws.
Lahore, Feb 18: Pakistani artiste Veena Malik, who became a household name in India following her stint on reality TV show Bigg Boss, will now appear in two more shows on the Indian television.
Islamabad, Feb 14 : Singing and dancing to the poetry of eminent Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Bollywood stars Shabana Azmi and Ila Arun enthralled the crowd at the two-day Faiz Peace Festival in Lahore.
"Faiz's poetry has substance and clarity of thought, which is beyond time and space," said Shabana Azmi, who was on her third trip to Pakistan.
Karachi, Jan 29 : A local rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Bombay Dreams’ opened this week in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.
The Karachi Arts Council auditorium was packed to the point that a number of the people were left standing to watch the visual treat, The News reported.
Islamabad, Jan 25 : Pakistan is set to create history by holding the “Islamabad fashion week” for the first time, with its organisers hoping that the four-day fashion show will prove there is also a ‘bright side’ to the country, which has recently been in news for all the wrong reasons.
Islamabad, Jan 22: Veena Malik, one of the Bigg Boss Season 4 contestants, has become the first Pakistani woman ever to trend on Twitter worldwide.
Veena, former girlfriend of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, took the Pakistani Twitteratti by storm on Friday night, reaching the top ten Twitter trends worldwide following a couple of TV shows on Pakistani channels, The Express Tribune reports
Islamabad, Jan 22 : Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who was an inmate in season four of Indian TV reality show "Big Boss", has said there was nothing immoral about her relationship with Bollywood actor Ashmit Patel or any other member of the house.
"All criticism of my action is baseless, because it is being hurled without knowing the facts," Veena said in an interview with the Express TV Friday night.
Lahore, Jan 18: Responding to a petition seeking registration of a criminal case against Pakistani artiste Veena Malik for indulging in `illegal' activities in India, the Lahore High Court has summoned the Shalimar SHO by January 24.
Islamabad, Dec 27: Farah Khan's latest movie `Tees Maar Khan' was premiered at Atrium Cinema on December 25, 2010 in Pakistan.
One of the most highly anticipated movies, mainly because of the song `Sheila ki jawani', it stars Akshay Kumar played the role of `Tabrez Mirza Khan' who is a notorious criminal, with Katrina Kaif playing the lead heroine `Anya'.
Lahore, Dec 23: It's been 10 years since the fateful day the famous `Queen of Melody' or Malika-e-Tarannum, Noor Jahan, passed away and today, she is being remembered by many.
Born on September 12, 1926 in Qasoor, she was one of the most luminous artists of her time in South Asia. Noor Jahan began her career with background support music but won the hearts of thousands with her melodious voice.
Karachi, Nov 25 : Grammy Award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who created the Mohan Veena, has been invited to play at a festival being organised in this city.
The Tehzeeb Foundation of Pakistan is organising its annual festival Dec 5 here and eminent classical vocalists and instrumentalists from India and Pakistan are expected to participate in it.
Lahore, Nov 25 : Indian distributors have expressed concern that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Guzaarish", which has Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles, was screened in Pakistan two days ahead of its India release, a media report said.
"Guzaarish" was scheduled for release in both countries Nov 19, but Pakistani film exhibitors showed it Nov 17.
Islamabad, Oct 23 : The race between two first rank Bollywood actresses, Kareena Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai, for the number one spot is on, according to a Pakistani paper Saturday.
"Kareena Kapoor's film 'Golmaal 3' and Aishwarya's 'Action Replayy' will be released simultaneously due to which an intense competition has begun between both the beauties," a report in the Urdu daily Jang said.
Islamabad, Oct 4 : Zarsanga, who is considered the Queen of Pashto folk music, is living in poverty in a tent on the roadside in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The singer, 65, moved into the tent along with her family after her home was washed away in the recent floods.
The singer told the News International that she had served Pashto music for 45 years and had given performances in Germany, the US, France, Russia and Afghanistan.
Lahore, Sep 27 : The footfalls at Pakistani cinema halls went down when Indian movies were banned during the Eid period, but Salman Khan-starrer "Dabangg" has created a buzz and moviegoers are once again thronging the theatres.
Produced by Salman's younger brother Arbaz Khan, the funny cop drama with a catchy storyline and enchanting music has not only enthralled audiences in India but also witnessed an overwhelming response in Pakistan.
Islamabad, Sept 9 : Angelina Jolie, the goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has called on people to put aside corruption fears and contribute funds towards the ongoing flood relief operations in Pakistan.
Islamabad, Sep 9 : Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie, who is on a visit to flood affected regions in Pakistan as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, has condemned plans of an American church pastor to burn copies of the Quran on September 11.
When asked if she would support the pastor’s plan, Jolie said: “Of course not”.
“I have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody’s religious book,” she added.
Islamabad, Sep 7 : Hollywood actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie Tuesday visited flood-hit areas of Pakistan and said she was shocked by the level of destruction in the country.
Jolie is on a two-day visit to the flood-hit country as the personal envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Geo TV reported.
The 35-year-old actress travelled to Nowshera town in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and met Afghan refugees and distributed flood relief materials.
Islamabad, Aug 25 : Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has contributed $100,000 (about Pakistani Rs. 8.5 million) for flood ravaged Pakistan, a move that surpasses President Asif Ali Zardari's Rs. 5 million donation and the help extended by most other politicians.
Some leaders have refused to disclose their contribution to the relief effort and claimed that their donation had gone directly to their party's fund.
Islamabad, Aug 5 : Pakistani film actress Meera has run into another controversy with police including her name in the probe into a kidnapping case registered against her brother, Syed Ahsan Abbas, by his former wife.
Defence-A police station registered a case of kidnapping of a six-month-old child against Meera's mother and two brothers about three weeks ago on the complaint of Asma Zohra, the former wife of Ahsan Abbas.
Islamabad, April 3 : Singer Adnan Sami has tied with the knot with an Afghan woman named Zoya Fariyabi in Mumbai, a private TV channel has claimed.
The 36-year-old Khan’s walima ceremony was organized in Islamabad.
Azaan, Sami’s son from his first wife Zeba Bakhtiyar, made the arrangements for the ceremony, reports The Daily Times.
Zoya, a German by origin, told the channel that Adnan was perfect for her and that she loved him.
Lahore, Mar 8 : Pakistani film and TV actress Veena Malik has served a legal notice to her former boyfriend and Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif for recovery of Rs 3.4 million.
The notice, sent through her counsel, reportedly states that Asif was given different amounts on different occasions by Veena on the promise that he would return it, but he did not.