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No ‘stay order’ on The Legend of Maula Jatt, confirms producer Ammara Hikmat

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The Legend of Maula Jatt, the upcoming Bilal Lashari film starring Fawad Khan in the titular role as well as Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malick, Mahira Khan, Ali Azmat and many others has won in the court of law. Producer Ammara Hikmat, taking to Twitter, shared a legal notice from the court that confirmed that […]


World Dance Day and May Day performance impresses art lovers

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Karachi: It was nice to see a good number of people turning up to see Tehrik-i-Niswan’s fine performance at auditorium number 2 of the Arts Council held to celebrate World Dance Day as well as to mark World Labour Day on Wednesday night. What was even more praiseworthy was the fact that the show was […]


LHC forwards ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ to censor board for further deliberation

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The Lahore High Court on Tuesday forwarded the appeal for the release of The Legend of Maula Jatt to the censor board, reported Express News. According to the provincial high court, the board can decide whether character names and dialogues can be used in the film or not. The plea against the characters’ names and dialogues used in the Bilal Lashari […]


An evening of film music

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KARACHI: Music group Amateurs’ Melodies celebrated its 20th anniversary on Friday evening at a local club with an array of Pakistani and Indian film music. Informing the audience, which had turned up in a large number, on the genesis of the group, Sultan Arshad said it was formed on April 17, 1999 at the residence […]


A tragic relationship with the arts

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It appears that insecurity about the performing arts, once the hallmark of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, has not gone away. Recently one of the leading Pashto vocalists, Hashmat Sahar, advised his fellow artistes not to seek immigration abroad and to stay at home. Hashmat Sahar is a popular vocalist and does get to travel and perform abroad. […]


Muniba Mazari continues to inspire, this time through art

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LAHORE: United Nations (UN) Ambassador Muniba Mazari’s solo exhibition of paintings is underway at Alhamra Cultural Complex.  Titled ‘And I choose to live’, the exhibition will continue until May 27. A large number of people from different walks of life have visited the exhibition and have shown appreciation for the artwork on display. The artwork […]


LSA issues statement after numerous nominees boycott

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LAHORE- The jury of Lux Style Awards has finally issued a statement after several nominees rejected their nominations from the 18th Lux Style Awards in support of victims of sexual harassment. “Over the past 18 years, the Lux Style Awards have been nurturing Pakistani excellence in fashion, films, music and drama. Over these two decades, […]


I joined Pakistani media industry to make films: Adnan Ahmed

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Karachi-Actor and producer Adnan Ahmad Butt is set to make his debut with the film Zarrar. The film marks Adnan’s first ever acting project in Pakistan. For Zarrar, Adnan will be playing the lead villain – Mahveer Singh Rajpoot. The storyline revolves around false flagship operations taking place within Pakistan. While sharing details about his […]


Sara Haider bestowed with Charles Jehlinger Award upon graduation

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Pakistan’s acclaimed vocal power house Sara Haider has brought immense pride to the country as graduated from the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts and bagged herself the Charles Jehlinger Award as well. The Coke Studio sensation’s sister Erum Haider, delivered the auspicious news on Twitter about her delivering the commencement speech at her graduation […]


‘Specific digital content will attract international film market to Pakistan’

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Karachi: You have to have a sound digital strategy to penetrate into the international film market. Beware of the film festivals that don’t have an active marketplace in terms of distribution. This was said by American film producer and director Galen Knowles during a roundtable conference titled ‘Connecting with international audiences — developing international partnerships’ […]


Generation, Saima Bargfrede and Meesha Shafi withdraw from the LSA race

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Pakistan’s entertainment industry stands very divided right now. It’s been this way for a little over a year, ever since Meesha Shafi tweeted allegations of sexual harassment against Ali Zafar, bifurcating the industry between those who believed her and those who believed him. It also opened a window to conversation; women quietly started talking about […]


TED2019: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy talks about how film can change minds

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Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was one of the speakers at the TED2019 conference that was held from April 15 to 19, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. The theme for this year’s TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, was ‘Bigger than Us’ and offered a new set of thought-provoking talks under the […]


National music, textile festivals kick off in capital

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Islamabad: Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Shafqat Jalil has stressed on the need for effective measures to promote arts in the country. Cultural fairs, national musical festivals and programmes aimed at skilled artists reflect our rich cultural heritage. The federal secretary expressed these thoughts while addressing the opening ceremony of the six-day National Music Festival […]


Kamila Shamsie’s ‘Home Fire’, Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’ shortlisted for international award

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British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has managed to garner numerous fans courtesy her flair for writing. Her book Home Fire was loved by many around the world and went on to win various accolades, the most notable being the women’s prize for fiction in the UK. Shamsie has now announced that Home Fire has led her to be shortlisted for […]