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Fawad`s role in `Ae Dil Hai Mushkil` isn`t exactly cameo

Fawad`s role in `Ae Dil Hai Mushkil` isn`t exactly cameo

Karachi, Mar. 11 : Fawad Khan, who shot a cameo for Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,' recently revealed that his appearance won't be a blink and miss one.

In a recent interview, the Pakistani actor said, "It's not exactly a cameo, but it becomes a backbone for a certain conflict of a character in the movie. It's like 15-20 days of work," reports the Dawn.

"My role is that of a DJ. So it's cool. I have tried something new altogether, I am wearing a completely new costume. I wouldn't mind playing a cool guy character or a complete buffoon as well," Fawad added.


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Fawad Khan may still be in Sonam`s `Battle of Bittora`

Fawad Khan may still be in Sonam`s `Battle of Bittora`

Karachi, Mar. 10 : All those who loved Sonam Kapoor's chemistry with Fawad Khan in 'Khoobsuart' can take a sigh of relief as the Pakistani heartthrob might star against Sonam in 'Battle of Bittora.'

Previously, it was reported that Fawad backed out of the film due to his reluctance to perform intimate scenes, reports the Dawn.

But, in a recent interview the 34-year-old actor said, "It was more of a matter of time-lines not being able to match than anything else. So 'Battle of Bittora' is something we are yet to sit down and talk. I am yet to hear the updated draft of the film."


Priyanka was once told `actresses are replaceable`

Priyanka was once told `actresses are replaceable`

Karachi, Mar. 9 : Priyanka Chopra might be having a handful of projects in the present, but when she looks down to the past, things were not so beautiful as she was approached with a 'take it or leave it' attitude during her early years in the industry.


Will never miss an opportunity to work in Pak films: Raza Murad

Will never miss an opportunity to work in Pak films: Raza Murad

Karachi, Mar 8. : Bollywood veteran Raza Murad has recently expressed his interest in Pakistani movies.

On his latest visit to Pakistan, Murad said that he would never miss an opportunity to work in Pakistani films, reports Express Tribune.

The actor, who was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani', said even Pakistani artists are working in India for a long time.

Flanked by his family members, Murad said joint ventures are essential to improve the quality of films being made on both sides of the border.


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'Foodie' PeeCee's bang-on 'Chicken Wing challenge'

'Foodie' PeeCee's bang-on 'Chicken Wing challenge'

Karachi, Mar 6. : Priyanka Chopra has proved herself to be a real foodie, even in ' The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.'

During her recent appearance in the show, Priyanka had a fun-packed episode taking up the host's chicken wings eating challenge and winning it, reports The Express Tribune.

The makers of the show took to Twitter to give a sneak peek of the actress' adventures on the show, saying "Let the wing-eating contest begin! #FallonTonight."


Kajol bags spot in KJo's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' cameo-list

Kajol bags spot in KJo's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' cameo-list

Karachi, Mar 6. : After a hiatus of three years, when Karan Johar took the director's chair in ' Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,' there had to be glittering cameos!

Other than Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor, who were roped in as the leads for the movie, the 'Stuedent of the Year' helmer's favourite dulhania, Kajol, also joined the long list of cameo stars, reports the Dawn.

The 43-year-old director also has Fawad Khan, Imran Abbas and Saif Ali Khan in his long cameo list.


Fawad Khan 'shy' of attention from ladies

Fawad Khan 'shy' of attention from ladies

Karachi, Mar 6. : Fawad Khan, who has been every woman's dream man, goes pink when faced with female attention!

In an interview with a leading channel, when the 34-year-old actor was questioned on the oodles of female attention he receives and he said that makes him it makes him blush, reports the Dawn.

Not only this, the ' Khoobsurat' actor is even scared of his father in-law and avoids acknowledging his heartthrob status before him.

"He's an intimidating man. I'm already quite scared of him," he said.


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Sonam upset over 'Neerja' piracy in Pak

Sonam upset over 'Neerja' piracy in Pak

Karachi, March 3 : Sonam Kapoor's 'Neerja' might have been a hit in the country, but the actress is upset over the flick's ban in Pakistan and over the fact that her Pak fans are watching pirated copy of the movie.

During a recent press conference, the 30-year-old actress said, "The film has not released officially there, but it is very sad that this has happened. Today I was doing a live chat and there are several of my fans who are from Pakistan. Since my films have done well in Pakistan, they're all watching pirated copies of the film over there," reports the Dawn.


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Sonam just can't get over `Neerja` Pak ban

Sonam just can't get over `Neerja` Pak ban

Karachi, Feb. 26 : Sonam Kapoor's 'Neerja' might have been a success across the country, but the actress claims that the flick's ban in Pakistan continues to baffle her.

The 30-year-old actress said in a recent interview, "This film is about humanity. It's about Neerja not discriminating between Hindu, Christian, Muslim, or Pakistani-Americans and Indians. It is about just saving anybody and everybody because she believed in humanity, she believed in insaniyat," reports the Express Tribune.


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Ranbir Kapoor will have 'Deadpool' inspired character for Ayan Mukerji's next!

Ranbir Kapoor will have 'Deadpool' inspired character for Ayan Mukerji's next!

Karachi: Ranbir Kapoor, who will be soon seen in Ayan Mukerji's superhero trilogy, might have his anti-hero character inspired from 'Deadpool.'

The 32-year-old filmmaker recently arranged for a private screening of the uncensored version of the Ryan Reynolds' starrer in Mumbai, reports the Dawn.

A source from the production house revealed that Ayan had put in a request a week ago for a private screening of the uncut version. He has been scripting his own superhero film and was keen to watch 'Deadpool'.


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Ranbir will have `Deadpool` inspired character for Ayan Mukerji`s next

Ranbir will have `Deadpool` inspired character for Ayan Mukerji`s next

Karachi, Feb. 25 : Ranbir Kapoor, who will be soon seen in Ayan Mukerji's superhero trilogy, might have his anti-hero character inspired from 'Deadpool.'

The 32-year-old filmmaker recently arranged for a private screening of the uncensored version of the Ryan Reynolds' starrer in Mumbai, reports the Dawn.

A source from the production house revealed that Ayan had put in a request a week ago for a private screening of the uncut version. He has been scripting his own superhero film and was keen to watch 'Deadpool.'


Older actresses now welcomed in industry: Vidya Balan

Older actresses now welcomed in industry: Vidya Balan

Karachi, Feb. 24 : Vidya Balan recently claimed that the audiences have begun to accept female actors depicting different stages of life, instead of just being an eye candy.

The 38-year-old actress said in a recent interview, "Things are no longer the same for female actors over the age of 30. All kinds of films are being made these days. I think audiences are ready to see old actors in films," reports the Express Tribune.


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Kareena turns `choosy` about her film

Kareena turns `choosy` about her film

Karachi, Feb. 24 : While many think that marriage has affected Kareena Kapoor Khan's filmy career, she claims that she has just become choosy.

The 35-year-old actress said in a recent interview, "I have become choosy, I don't want to do films back-to-back. I am not insecure, I'd rather go off on a holiday with Saif," reports the Dawn.

Kareena added that she is not a part of any particular camp, she just wants to chill and be comfortable, while she shoots and this is the reason why she agreed to do ' Udta Punjab.'


It`s time for Ranbir to settle down: Rishi Kapoor

It`s time for Ranbir to settle down: Rishi Kapoor

Karachi, Feb. 23 : Like any other father, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor also feels that his son Ranbir Kapoor should now settle down.

In a recent interview with a leading daily, when the 63-year-old actor was asked if he wants Ranbir to get married, he said, "Of course, he should, he's 33 now," reports the Express Tribune.

Talking about whom the 'Rockstar' actor should marry, Rishi said, "It's entirely up to him who he chooses. I would never do the matchmaking for him."


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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."


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