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Meera busy learning more about her religion

Meera busy learning more about her religionKarachi, 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".


Lollywood has lot of untapped talent, says Naseeruddin Shah

Lollywood has lot of untapped talent, says Naseeruddin ShahKarachi, 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.


Meera’s engagement called off

Meera’s engagement called offLahore, 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.


Meera fails to get impounded car released despite influential contacts

Meera fails to get impounded car released despite influential contactsIslamabad, 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.


Fight injustice, says Oscar-winning Pakistani

Fight injustice, says Oscar-winning PakistaniIslamabad, 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.


Veena Malik to be back in Pakistan soon

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.


Veena Malik celebrates first Holi

Veena Malik celebrates first HoliKarachi, 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.


Pakistani daily rues Osama film shoot disruption in India

Pakistani daily rues Osama film shoot disruption in IndiaIslamabad, 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.


Veena Malik to star opposite Ashmit Patel in ‘Supermodel’

Veena Malik to star opposite Ashmit Patel in ‘Supermodel’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.


Pride over Oscar win, shame over content: Pakistani daily

Pride over Oscar win, shame over content: Pakistani dailyIslamabad, 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.


Sharmeen wins first Oscar for Pakistan

Sharmeen wins first Oscar for PakistanKarachi, 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.


Brazilian film fest in Islamabad

Brazilian film fest in IslamabadIslamabad, 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.


Meera’s Rs 2 million watch for fiance stolen from home

Meera’s Rs 2 million watch for fiance stolen from home 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.


Meera to finally ‘ring it in’ with family friend Naveed Shehzad

Meera to finally ‘ring it in’ with family friend Naveed ShehzadKarachi, 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.


Pakistani folk singer dead

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)


Shoaib Akhtar rejects Meera’s ‘proposal’ claim as ‘baseless’

Shoaib Akhtar rejects Meera’s ‘proposal’ claim as ‘baseless’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.


My relationship with Lollywood is over, says Meera

My relationship with Lollywood is over, says MeeraKarachi, 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.


Pak women far more beautiful than Indian counterparts, says Shobhaa De

Pak women far more beautiful than Indian counterparts, says Shobhaa De 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.


Fusion band ‘Josh’ reincarnated Delhi in Lahore for latest album

 Fusion band ‘Josh’ reincarnated Delhi in Lahore for latest albumLahore, 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.


Veena Malik says assault accusation a publicity stunt by co-star

Veena Malik says assault accusation a publicity stunt by co-star Lahore, Jan 31 : Veena Malik has denied allegations that she assaulted co-actor, Vedita Pratap Singh while shooting a fight sequence for their film `Mumbai 125km'.

The Pakistani actress says that she hasn't even been in Mumbai for a while and that Singh is just trying to garner publicity for herself.


Indian classical maestro Chaurasia enthrals Pak music lovers in Republic Day concert

Indian classical maestro Chaurasia enthrals Pak music lovers in Republic Day concertKarachi, Jan 30 : Renowned Indian classical flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia enthralled music-lovers at a concert organized to commemorate India's 63rd Republic Day in Karachi.

The concert was organized at a local hotel by the High Commission of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, The Dawn reports.


Obaid-Chinoy becomes first Pakistani to win Oscar nomination

Obaid-Chinoy becomes first Pakistani to win Oscar nominationIslamabad, Jan 26 : Film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has become the first Pakistani to win an Oscar nomination for the best documentary in the short subject category.

Her documentary titled `Saving Face' highlights acid attacks on women in Pakistan, and chronicles the work of acclaimed British-Pakistani plastic surgeon Mohammad Jawad.


Meera to tie the knot with Pak-American pilot

 Meera to tie the knot with Pak-American pilot Lahore, Jan 23 : Pakistani actress Meera has announced that she is marrying a Pakistani-American Naveed Shehzad, who is a family friend.

The star, who recently adopted two baby deer in order to raise awareness about animal rights, is likely to get engaged to the airline captain on February 19 in Lahore, sources said.


Pakistani actress Meera adopts deer calves

Pakistani actress Meera adopts deer calvesIslamabad, Jan 21 - Pakistani actress Meera has adopted two newborn deer calves from the Lahore Zoo.

The fawns will be kept at the Lahore Zoo and will not stay with Meera, the Geo News reported.

The Lollywood actress will, however, bear the financial expenditure for their care. (IANS)


“Terminally ill” Pak children meet “Dabang” star Salman Khan

“Terminally ill” Pak children meet “Dabang” star Salman KhanIslamabad, Jan 14 : Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is working to fulfill the cherished wishes of terminally ill children, has managed to meet the innocent wishes of three ailing children and Bollywood star Salman Khan.


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