Saba Qamar’s “Hindi Medium” continues to make headlines – for all the right reasons

Saba Qamar’s “Hindi Medium” continues to make headlines – for all the right reasons

Karachi, January 21 (Dawn): The 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards held in Mumbai, saw glamour and glory galore, but we only had one thing on our minds: Hindi Medium‘s wins. The film bagged five nominations in the following categories, Best Film, Saba Qamar for Best Actor (Female), Irrfan Khan for Best Actor (Male), Best Director, and Best […]

Can Rajinikanth do an MGR?

Can Rajinikanth do an MGR?

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/Daily Express “My entry into politics is certain. This is the compulsion of the times. In the upcoming State Assembly polls, I will start my own political party, and contest in all the 234 constituencies in Tamil Nadu.” With those words, Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, idolized as Rajinikanth, the larger than life superstar of […]

“Cheeni invasion” of Pakistan

“Cheeni invasion” of Pakistan

By Syed Wajeeh-ul-Hassan Naqvi/Dawn There is a ‘Cheeni invasion’ of Pakistan. Everywhere one turns, whether it’s a mall, a park, or your neighborhood general store, one will spot someone from China. And the reason for this is the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which is expected to  engulf the length and breadth of […]

Virat Kohli replaces Shah Rukh Khan as India’s top most celebrity brand

Virat Kohli replaces Shah Rukh Khan as India’s top most celebrity brand

New Delhi, December 21 (IANS): Star cricketer Virat Kohli has replaced Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan as Indias top-ranking celebrity brand, according to a report by a valuation advisor. In the 2017 report titled ‘Rise of the Millennials: India’s Most Valuable Celebrity Brands’, Duff & Phelps said that Kohli topped the list with brand value […]

Priyanka Chopra could be Meghan Markle’s bridesmaid

Priyanka Chopra could be Meghan Markle’s bridesmaid

Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle first met at a party in Toronto when Meghan was busy with the shoot of Suits and they haven’t really stopped hanging out ever since. Also, when the news of Meghan and Prince Harry’s engagement broke the internet, the Quantico (ABC TV) starlet was one of the first to congratulate them. And now, Priyanka […]

“Why not give India-Pakistan cultural trade a chance?” asks Pakistani film maker

“Why not give India-Pakistan cultural trade a chance?” asks Pakistani film maker

Lahore, December 20 (Express Tribune): Indian film maker Mahesh Bhatt’s 1982 cult romance drama Arth starring Raj Kiran, Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi, has become the first Hindi film to be remade in Pakistan. The Pakistani remake titled ‘Arth 2’ starring Shaan Shahid (played by Raj Kiran in the original), Humaima Malick ( Smita Patil), […]

‘Fearless’ Rani Mukerji comes back to Bollywood

‘Fearless’ Rani Mukerji comes back to Bollywood

Mumbai, December 20 (newsin.asia): Rani Mukerji is coming back to the silver screen after a gap of four years, with an inspiring portrayal of a teacher suffering from a neurological disorder in the upcoming film ‘Hichki’. The Bollywood actress, who was last seen in ‘Mardaani’, is returning from her maternity break as Naina Mathur in ‘Hichki’, […]

Pakistanis and Lata Mangeshkar reach out to each other

Pakistanis and Lata Mangeshkar reach out to each other

Karachi, December 17 (Dawn):  In an unusual case of music crossing disturbed borders, a video of a song sung by a Karachi three-wheeler driver put on Facebook last year drew the attention of Indians across the border and brought encomiums from none other than India’s nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar. Three wheeler driver Master  Aslam’s rendering of […]

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