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SRK, Katrina starrer Jab Tak Hain Jaan''s release in Pakistan uncertain

SRK, Katrina starrer Jab Tak Hain Jaan''s release in Pakistan uncertainKarachi, Oct 26 (ANI): The last and final project by the king of Bollywood romance, Yash Chopra, who passed away earlier this week, might not make it to the Pakistani screens, according to the rumour mill. The Ministry of National Regulation and Services has, however denied reviewing any content related to the Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer ''Jab Tak Hain Jaan'' which is all set for a November


Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali''s house ransacked by robbers

Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali''s house ransacked by robbersLahore, Oct. 16 : Famous Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali''s house was swept clean by robbers in an armed heist in Lahore, in the late hours of Monday.

According to Ghulam Ali''s brother, Ashiq Ali, four armed robbers barged into the bungalow, locked the family inside a room, ransacked every nook and corner, and got away with gold ornaments weighing around 90 tolas, nearly Rs 700,000 in cash, and several mobile phones, reports The News.


Controversy queen Veena Malik misses Pakistan ''terribly''

Controversy queen Veena Malik misses Pakistan ''terribly''Karachi, Oct. 1 : Bollywood controversy queen Veena Malik has said she misses her homeland Pakistan "terribly".

"I do miss Pakistan a lot. After all it''s my home. Yesterday, I was thinking of coming back to my country on a vacation for at least 10 days," The Express Tribune quoted Veena, as saying.


''Showman'' Raj Kapoor''s ancestral Peshawar house to be converted into museum

''Showman'' Raj Kapoor''s ancestral Peshawar house to be converted into museumPeshawar, Sept 24 : Legendary Bollywood showman Raj Kapoor''s ancestral home in Pakistan''s walled city of Peshawar is to be converted into a museum by the end of this year.

The house, owned by Raj Kapoor''s grandfather D Bashisharnath, is situated in Mohallah Dhaki Munawar Shah where, Raj Kapoor was born to Prithviraj Kapoor on December 14 1924.


Laughter has died in Pakistan, laments daily

Laughter has died in Pakistan, laments dailyIslamabad, Sep 15 - A Pakistani daily wished Saturday that the old times would return "so that the sound of unrestrained laughter can be heard more often across our towns and cities".

An editorial in the News International paid tribute to comedian Safirullah Siddiqui, also known as Lehri, who died Thursday after a prolonged illness.


Legendary Pakistani actor Lehri dead

Legendary Pakistani actor Lehri deadKarachi, Sep 13 : Legendary Pakistani comedian Safirullah Siddiqui, also known as Lehri, died here Thursday after a prolonged illness.

According to family sources, the veteran actor, 83, died from his illness Thursday morning. His son-in-law Asad Mehboob said that the actor was on the ventilator for the past many days after his health deteriorated, reports Geo News.


Pak singer Ali Zafar invited as ‘key speaker’ at India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit

Pak singer Ali Zafar invited as ‘key speaker’ at India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit Islamabad, Sept 6: Pakistani singer-cum-actor Ali Zafar has been invited as a speaker at the prestigious India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012.

The summit is an annual event specifically designed for the youth where celebrities, politicians, key opinion formers, self-made businessmen and sportsmen speak on inspiring topics and incidents from their personal and professional lives.


No new Urdu, Punjabi films, Pakistanis flock to watch Batman

No new Urdu, Punjabi films, Pakistanis flock to watch BatmanIslamabad, Aug 20 - With no new Urdu or Punjabi films releasing on Eid in Pakistan, movie buffs in the port city of Karachi are flocking to theatres showing action movies "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Expendables 2".

Moviegoers were excited with reports that said at least a couple of Urdu films and a few Punjabi movies were to see the light of day on Eid.


Entertainers have the right to discuss religion, says Veena Malik

Entertainers have the right to discuss religion, says Veena MalikKarachi, August 13 : Veena Malik, who was criticised for her Ramzan show ‘Astaghfar’ on Hero TV, has hit back at her critics while insisting that entertainers have the right to talk about their religion.

The actress also rejected the perception that entertainment and religion should be kept separate.


So what if my song features porn star Sunny Leone, says Ali Azmat

So what if my song features porn star Sunny Leone, says Ali Azmat Karachi, August 8 : Ali Azmat, who is always in the limelight for his extreme-right political ideology, is now making headlines for the songs he has sung for the freshly released, racy B-town film, `Jism 2'.

The new erotic thriller has proved to be popular at the Indian box office, raking in a staggering INR210 million on its opening weekend.


Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan announces new digital album

Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan announces new digital album Lahore, July 23: Renowned Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, who gained recognition across the border, has announced the release of a new digital album.

Shafqat said the demand for music in the modern market is for digital, and added he is frustrated with the issue of CD piracy.


Veena Malik’s Ramazan show dropped after public outrage

Veena Malik’s Ramazan show dropped after public outrageKarachi, July 21 : Veena Malik's new Ramazan show, in which she was supposed to repent for her sins, didn't seem to have settled well with the awaam.

From internet petitions calling for the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban the show, the anger was hot and unrestricted.

The furor and resentment around the show finally made the production team rethink their decision to air it.


Veena Malik to seek forgiveness for sins during Ramzaan

Veena Malik to seek forgiveness for sins during RamzaanKarachi, July 18 : Veena Malik will be appearing on a show `Astaghfaar' during the holy month of Ramzan to seek forgiveness for her sins.

When the promo for her show made the rounds on the internet on Monday evening, a large chunk of internet commenters were appalled.

"I am Veena Malik. In the entire month of Ramazan, I will seek forgiveness for my sins and yours, with you on Hero TV," the Express tribune quoted her as saying.


Dilip Kumar''s ancestral house in Pak to not get heritage status owing to property dispute

Dilip Kumar''s ancestral house in Pak to not get heritage status owing to property dispute Peshawar, July 2: The Pakistan culture department''s plan to declare Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar''s ancestral house into a heritage site has been shattered owing to a dispute over the ownership of the property.

According to the Dawn, the culture department wanted to preserve the ancestral house, but this could materialize as the government failed to buy the house since many people claimed its ownership.


Veena Malik `excited` about release of Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai

Veena Malik `excited` about release of Daal Mein Kuch Kaala HaiKarachi, June 29 : Veena Malik, whose first Bollywood flick, `Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai', released in India on Friday, has spoken about her latest movie and how it feels to work with big names in the film industry.

After gaining success with her first item song "Channo" in the film `Gali Gali Chor Hai', the road to stardom has just been paved for the actor.


Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan to be buried on Friday

Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan to be buried on Friday 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.


Pak ghazal maestro Mehdi Hasan passes away

Pak ghazal maestro Mehdi Hasan passes away 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.


Ghazal king Mehdi Hassan passes away

Ghazal king Mehdi Hassan passes awayIslamabad, 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)


Meera to wed Captain Naveed Shahazad on July 21

Meera to wed Captain Naveed Shahazad on July 21Karachi, 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.


Veena Malik keen on filming Tamil version of `The Dirty Picture`

Veena Malik keen on filming Tamil version of `The Dirty Picture`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.


Veena Malik meets Fiji Attorney General

Veena Malik meets Fiji Attorney GeneralKarachi, 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.


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.


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