Cousins Mehak Taherani and Suhana Baloch shot to fame when they posted a duet on Facebook in September 2010. Their unique sound immediately caught the attention of thousands of unsuspecting Pakistanis. By harmoniously syncing their voices to render a fusion of eastern and western melodies, these 20-year-olds have found a niche that caters to the taste of the country’s modern youth. They seem to have music running in their blood and also seem destined to scale new heights in music. Their studies, though, will take first priority.
Afzal Khan aka Jan Rambo, primarily a stage actor, got his big break through PTV’s Islamabad production “Guest House” and marked his television debut by playing a sweeper in the popular TV series. The actor got his nickname because of his striking resemblance to Hollywood’s Sylvester Stallone who took on the iconic role of John Rambo, and the rest as they say is history.
Peter Gabriel was the lead singer of Genesis, and then he left the band to start a solo career. Phil Collins, who was the drummer, took over and continued with Genesis. It’s not unheard of; there are numerous bands where this has happened. I have the greatest respect for Ali as an artist and performer; having said that, my life doesn’t begin and end with Ali Azmat.
He sent me emails, but I didn’t reply. There are some issues between me and him. I don’t want to associate my name with Junoon anymore because he has used false marketing. Fans are calling me saying why weren’t you there? People call me and say ‘you’re in breach of contract; you didn’t appear for the show.’ For him it’s a cash cow—he can do whatever the hell he wants but it doesn’t make it right. His reaching out, it seems like a commercial need. I’d rather do something for the music. They’re flogging a dead horse. If you bring a band back it has to be for great music and that’s it.
She’s quirky, fun and flamboyant in an effortless way. The fact that she lives in Karachi (a city which can never look beyond black, white and beige as epitomes of sophistication) just adds more to accessory designer Mahin Hussain’s charm. She is a hot favourite amongst the fashion coterie, who love her bags for the loud and funky statement they make. Not only has Hussain made colour fun, she has also introduced a ‘pop-art’ take on going green ala Pakistan and cool patriotism like no other.
In an industry that’s rife with camps and jealousies, Ayaan is clear that her allegiances lie everywhere … and nowhere. “I’m an all-rounder and have done everything from print to commercials to shows,” she says. “I’m a freelancer and have worked with all the photographers and they all give me work so I don’t like to take just one name and offend others,” says Ayaan
It’s mid afternoon in Kohsar Market’s Mocca Coffee and the temperature rises something fierce when the couple walks in looking frosty and unfrazzled; if looks could kill…
Pakistan now has its very own version of “The Bach-elorette”, starring none other than Lollywood actor Meera. “Kaun Baneyga Me-era Pati” (KBMP), which airs on Thursday and Friday at 9 pm on GEO TV, features the starlet searching for a prospective groom amongst 13 suitors.
The film went way beyond my expectations. I didn’t even think I would be attending film festivals to promote Slackistan.
Shasiad, We need more people like Raja Rasalu to fight today’s ogres and demons.
Sometime in the future, perhaps 4010. As I said, the future fascinates me, and the fact that I won’t be able to see this far into the future saddens me, Xulfi is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Pakistani band CALL
Arieb Azhar deplores laziness, admires a woman’s wisdom and despises a retired general who is not General Musharraf
Atif Aslam says I have recorded a couple of them. One is in Punjabi and the other one is titled ‘Pakistan’.
I’m a wandering spirit the earth is my home, my heart is both in New York and Lahore and I’m constantly in motion. As Rumi said
Lahore: Think of Zara Sheikh and the first image that comes to mind is the stunning, traffic-stopping billboard she graced for Mobilink Jazz.
“Now that I am 26, I want to be able to control my thought process”, says Meera.
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“Tell me what makes a woman go crazy for you” the heartthrob tells Masala!
MINISSHA LAMBA, who is happy with the audience response to Well Done Abba, tells JYOTHI VENKATESH that though Kidnap did not do well at the box office, she has no regrets because she is keen on to be part of commercial films
Raima Sen will be soon seen playing a widow in Aparna’s Sen directorial film The Japanese Wife – A love poem under Saregama films banner. The actor tells us that she enjoyed herself thoroughly shooting for the film.