Karachi, June 14 : As the country mourns the death of the legendary Pakistani ghazal maestro, Mehdi Hassan, his family is making preparations for his funeral which will take place on June 15 after the Jumma prayers following the arrival of his two sons from the United States.
Karachi, June 13: Legendary Pakistani ghazal maestro Mehdi Hasan passed away at a private hospital in Karachi on Wednesday.
Hasan had been under treatment at hospitals in Pakistan for a while, and there had also been reports of shifting him to India. He was admitted at a hospital in Karachi for the past couple of weeks after he had developed a chest infection and breathing problems, reports The Express Tribune.
Islamabad, June 13 - India-born Pakistani ghazal "badshah" Mehdi Hassan, who had been ailing for the last few years, passed away at a private nursing home in Karachi of breathing complications. He was 84.
His son Arif confirmed the news, Geo TV said. "My father has been ill for the last 12 years but his year his condition had deteriorated itself," he said. (IANS)
Karachi, June 5 : Pakistani actress Meera is all set to marry her fiance Captain Naveed Shahazad on July 21, after convincing his father Raja Pervez to accept the marriage.
Talking to media, Pervez said that they had agreed to accept Meera as their daughter-in-law for the sake of the happiness of their son.
"We have agreed to Naveed's marriage with Meera for the delight of our son," The Nation quoted him as saying.
Karachi, May 4 : Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who is currently in Fiji for some work, has revealed that she is keen to return to India to shoot for the Tamil version of `The Dirty Picture'.
Her debut in the Tamil film industry, `The Dirty Picture', is a remake of Ekta Kapoor's movie of the same name and Malik will play the role played by actor Vidya Balan in the Hindi version.
Karachi, Apr 30 : Attorney General of Fiji Aiyaz Sayed Khiayum visited Pakistani actor Veena Malik during her shoot in the country.
Calling it a profound moment, Malik insisted that the meeting was a great experience.
"It was good knowing about Fiji from him [Khiayum]," the Express Tribune quoted her as saying.
Karachi, Apr 12 : Pakistani actress Meera has said that she is trying to be a religious person, and revealed that she is taking Quran classes these days.
The Lollywood diva met up with journalists at the Karachi Union of Journalists office for an interview on Tuesday afternoon, clad in jeans and a silk top, and clutching black rosary beads.
She was seen constantly reciting some verses - which she termed as "zikr-e-Allah".
Karachi, Apr 4 : Naseeruddin Shah, one of the finest actors of Indian cinema who is in the romantic city of Lahore these days to shoot for ‘Zinda Bhaag’, has revealed that he couldn’t be happier that he has crossed borders to work in a Lollywood film.
The 61-year-old actor also said that he thinks the Pakistani film industry has a lot of untapped talent.
Lahore, Apr 2 : Pakistani actress Meera’s engagement has been broken off by her fiance’s father.
She had recently gotten engaged to Pakistani-American Naveed Shahzad, a pilot in the US.
His father, Raja Khalid, has asked her to return the Rs 800,000 engagement ring she was given by his son, the News International reported.
Islamabad, Mar 21 : Pakistani film actress Meera’s car was impounded two days ago, and despite her own efforts and several recommendations from influential people she has been unable to get it released from the police station.
According to sources, the actress spent hours in the station trying to get back her Toyota Corolla XLI after it was found plying without requisite documents, the Dawn newspaper reported.
Islamabad, March 11 - Oscar-winning Pakistani documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wants Pakistanis "to do their bit for fighting injustice".
Obaid-Chinoy, who made "Saving Face", said it was heartening to see so many people struggling to tackle the scourge of acid attacks and hoped their efforts would finally banish this curse.
"It is the responsibility of all Pakistanis to do their bit for fighting injustice," Dawn quoted her as saying.
Lahore, Mar 9 : Veena Malik has said that she will be back in her home country Pakistan soon to do some projects and also to launch her own music album.
Malik is currently doing three films in India – ‘Daal Mein Kuch Kala Hai’, ‘Zindagi Fifty Fifty’ and ‘Bombay 125 Km’.
“I am also doing a film ‘Super Model’ with Ashmit Patel,” Dawn quoted her as saying.
She said that while ‘Daal Mein Kuch Kala Hai’ is a comedy, she plays a sex worker in ‘Zindagi Fifty Fifty’ and ‘Bombay 125 Km’ is a 3D thriller-horror.
Karachi, Mar 9 : Veena Malik played Holi for the first time in India with the cast and crew of her film ‘Daal Me Kuch Kaala Hai’ at B R Studios in Juhu, Mumbai.
The Pakistani actress and model was on her way to the studios for a scheduled dubbing when director Aanand Balraj splashed her with colour. Actor Kishore Bhanushali and writer Vijay Akela also dashed out of the studio to join in.
Islamabad, March 5 - The disruption by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) of Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow's film shoot in the Indian city of Chandigarh on Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's killing was unfortunate, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday.
Karachi, Feb 29 : Veena Malik has just signed a contract for a Bollywood film, in which she will be paired opposite Indian actor and rumoured ex-flame Ashmit Patel.
The 25-year-old insisted that the film titled `Supermodel' would showcase the sizzling chemistry between her and Patel.
Islamabad, Feb 28 : The documentary that won Pakistan's first Oscar is a matter of national pride, but its "content is a matter of national shame", said a daily.
The Oscar that went to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy in Los Angeles is a first for Pakistan. Chinoy, who dedicated the award to the women of Pakistan, has been internationally recognised in the past.
Karachi, Feb 27 : Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won an Academy Award for her documentary about acid attack victims, becoming the first person from the country to win an Oscar.
In her acceptance speech, and first-time Oscar nominee Chinoy dedicated the award to the women of Pakistan.
"All the women in Pakistan working for change, don't give up on your dreams, this is for you," the News quoted her as saying.
Islamabad, Feb 26 - A Brazilian film festival enthralled movie-buffs here.
The film festival began Saturday and will continue till March 4, reported Dawn Sunday.
It is the first organised by the Brazilian embassy.
"Pakistanis don`t know much about Brazil beyond football and some other things and we wanted to showcase our culture for them through this festival," Thomaz Mayer, first secretary at the embassy, was quoted as saying.
Lahore, Feb 22 : Meera has been robbed of a watch worth 2 million Pakistani rupees, which she had brought as a gift for her fiance.
The Pakistani actress recently got engaged to Pakistani-American pilot Naveed Shahzad.
A duty officer at DHA's B-Section Police Station said on Tuesday that an application has been filed on behalf of the star, stating that the watch had been stolen from her house, the Nation reported.
Karachi, Feb 21 : Meera, who recently announced her retirement from the Pakistan film industry, is all set to marry Naveed Shehzad.
The Lollywood actress, who even appeared on TV shows in the quest of finding a husband, has finally decided to give in to her parents' wishes.
Meera's parents on Sunday accepted the proposal of a Pakistani-American airline captain, Naveed Shehzad, who is also the actor's family friend.
Islamabad, Feb 20 - Pakistani folk singer Naseem Akhtar has died at the age of 55, a media report said Monday.
Akhtar, who passed away in Punjab province Sunday, had sung a number of Punjabi and Urdu songs which were popular in the country, reported Geo News.
Radio Pakistan head Murtaza Solangi paid tribute to her and termed her death as a great loss. (IANS)
Islamabad, Feb 16 : Shoaib Akhtar has denied controversial film star Meera's allegations that the former Pakistan pacer had proposed to her.
The Lollywood star revealed in an interview over the weekend that the 36-year-old bowler had proposed to her, but she had declined the offer as Shoaib had also proposed to her cousin at the same time.
"This is totally baseless," the Daily Times quoted Shoaib as saying.
Karachi, Feb 13 : Meera, who is all set to make a comeback after a two-year sabbatical from films, has said that she no longer wants to be associated with Lollywood.
According to Dawn. com, she insisted that it took her time to realise what people around her were like.
"But I've done a lot of growing up in the past two years," she spoke exclusively to Images on Sunday.
Karachi, Feb 11 : Columnist Shobhaa De believes that there is no `comparison' between Pakistani and Indian women when it comes to beauty.
The 64-year-old, who is presently attending the two-day Karachi literature festival, said that she considers Pakistantis to be far prettier than Indians.
Lahore, Feb 1 : South Asian-Canadian fusion band Josh shot the second music video from their newly released album `Beyond Kismat' in Lahore.
The band was on the rooftop of Mian Yousuf Salahuddin's haveli trying to reincarnate Delhi in the city of Lahore, the Express Tribune reported.
The band members have asserted that their album has already become a hit and has sold over 55,000 albums in four weeks.
Celebrity Birthday Wishes
Random Acidfree items
- Federer beats Raonic in Brisbane International final to secure 1,000th career win
- MS Dhoni calls curtains on Test career to focus on ODIs
- India trail Oz by 422 runs at end of day two as Smith's 192 guides hosts to gigantic 530
- Ronaldo voted world's No. 1 footballer by elite panel of 73 judges
- Emotional Warner dedicates 'greatest ever innings' to Hughes