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Pakistani film stars launch ‘give royalties to artists’ campaign

KARACHI: Pakistani film and TV stars including famed Mahira Khan, Yasir Hussain and others have launched a campaign demanding royalties that artists across the country. The ‘royalties for artists’ campaign was launched in light of famous TV actress Naila Jaffery

Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar tests negative for coronavirus  

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar has finally ended her isolation after testing negative for coronavirus on Saturday. The Pati Patni Aur Woh actress, who has been in quarantine since April 5, took to Instagram and shared with her fans that she has

Mahira Khan reveals why she posts many photos of her makeup artist Adnan

KARACHI: Pakistani superstar Mahira Khan turned to her Instagram handle and shared a heartfelt note for her makeup artist Adnan Ansari on his birthday. Sharing throwback photos on Instagram with Adnan, the actress wrote “People always ask me why I

Shaniera Akram slams those asking about her not fasting

KARACHI: Social activist and wife of former cricketer Wasim Akram, Shaniera Akram has slammed those asking about her not fasting in the Holy month of Ramadan. Shaniera a short while ago posted a snap of some food on her Instagram

Esra Bilgic shows off her artistic expertises in latest social media post

ISTANBUL: Turkish actress Esra Bilgic aka Halime Sultan, who plays the lead role in the ‘Ertugrul’ drama, has delighted her millions of fans with the latest stunning photos, flaunting her artistic skills. Esra took to Instagram and shared her adorable

PTV to air Ertugrul’s new episodes during Ramadan: Faisal Javed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed has announced that Pakistan Television Network (PTV) will broadcast new episodes of the popular Turkish series Ertugrul throughout Ramadan. On a social media website Twitter, the PTI leader said, “Ertugrul series is a great exhibition

Activist Jibran Nasir, actress Mansha Pasha tie the knot

KARACHI: Civil Rights Activist and attorney Mohammad Jibran Nasir and well-known actress Mansha Pash have formally tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Karachi. The nikkah was performed by scholar Javed Ghamidi through Zoom. The couple, who announced the engagement

Turkish historical drama Kuruluş Osman to broadcast in Pakistan soon

KARACHI: Turkish historical fiction drama Kuruluş Osman will soon hit the television screens with Urdu dubbing in Pakistan. The task has been taken on by a private TV channel and the Urdu teaser was released yesterday. Fans of the historical

Sindh govt to bear Naila Jaffery’s cancer treatment expense

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for culture Sardar Ali Shah has announced treatment for veteran actress Naila Jaffery who is fighting ovarian cancer since 2016, at the government’s expense. Sardar Shah announced that his department would happily bear all her treatment expenses.

Bollywood actor Govinda tests positive for coronavirus

MUMBAI: Famous Bollywood actor Govinda has been diagnosed with coronavirus and isolated himself at home, his wife Sunita Ahuja said on Monday. As per details, talking to Indian media, Sunita said Govinda was tested positive on Sunday morning. “His (Govinda)

TikTok stars Kanwal Aftab, Zulqarnain tie the knot

KARACHI: Popular Tik Tok stars, Zulqarnain Sikandar and Kanwal Aftab have formally tied the knot on Sunday. Zulqarnain shared the invitation card of his Nikkah with Kanwal on his Instagram account. “Kisi nay pocha barkat kis main ha. ALLAH ke

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar tests positive for COVID-19

MUMBAI: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar shared on Sunday morning that he has tested positive for coronavirus. He shared a post on Instagram which read, “I wish to inform everyone that, earlier this morning, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Following

Australian fashion designer Carla Zampatti dies at 78

MELBOURNE: Australian fashion icon Carla Zampatti, known for elegant designs and efforts to empower women over more than half a century, has died aged 78 after a fall in Sydney, her family said. Actors Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett, as

Music band Strings holds farewell meeting after breakup

Famous Pakistani music band ‘Strings’, which came to an end after 33 years, recently had a farewell meeting. Sharing a group photo along with Faisal Kapadia on Instagram, Bilal Maqsood shared wrote in the caption of his post that ‘Farewell

‘Ertugrul’ production team to visit Pakistan after Eidul Fitr

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser has announced that the production team of the Turkish historical drama series Resurrection: Ertugrul will pay a visit to the country after Eidul Fitr. Qaiser met with Mehmet Bozdag, the producer of

‘Ramona and Beezus’ author Beverly Cleary dies at age 104

LOS ANGELES: American children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who created the feisty characters of Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died at the age of 104, her publishing company, HarperCollins Publishers, confirmed. Cleary died on Thursday at her home in

Priyanka Chopra’s New York-based Indian restaurant opens doors for public

NEW YORK: Bollywood actress  Priyanka Chopra-owned Indian restaurant, Sona, in New York, finally opens its doors for the public on Friday. An amalgamation of good food, art and celeb endorsement, the restaurant’s stunning interiors reflect Priyanka Chopra’s design aesthetic. Taking

‘Not Twitter’s fault’: Model Chrissy Teigen explains why she quit social media

Famous American model Chrissy Teigen has left the social media platform and deleted her Twitter account. According to Chrissy Teigen, the social media platform has started to serve her ‘negatively’. The model and cookbook author announced on social media that

Renowned playwright Haseena Moin passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: Renowned dramatist and novelist Haseena Moin has passed away in Karachi early Friday morning at the age of 80, her family confirmed. According to details, the renowned writer had been battling cancer for the past few years. Her funeral

PTV’s first female anchor Kanwal Naseer passes away

ISLAMABAD: Prominent broadcaster Kanwal Naseer passed away after a short illness in Islamabad on Thursday. She was 73. “Pakistan Television’s first female announcer, drama artist Ms. Kanwal Naseer has passed away,” PTV announced on a social media post. پاکستان ٹیلی

Pakistani rock band Strings announce to end musical journey after 33 years

KARACHI: Pakistani rock band Strings has officially announced that they will no longer be taking the stage as a group after 33 years of their musical journey. According to details, Pakistani rock band Strings left fans heartbroken after announcing the

A.R. Rahman’s movie ’99 songs’ to release on April 16

MUMBAI: Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman has marked his debut as a producer of his upcoming movie ’99 songs’. Directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, the movie ’99 songs’ will hit theatres next month on 16th April in three languages, Hindi,

Oscar-nominated actor George Segal dies aged 87

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-nominated actor George Segal, who sparred with Richard Burton in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” romanced Glenda Jackson in “A Touch of Class” and won laughs in the TV sitcom “The Goldbergs,” has died at the age of

Salman Khan charges hefty fees for cardamom advertisement

Bollywood star Salman Khan will be soon seen in a cardamom advertisement to give a competition to Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgn who recently featured together in an advertisement for Vimal Cardamom.  Recently, Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgn became very

Abida Parveen conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz civil award

ISLAMABAD: Renowned classical and Sufi singer, composer and musician Abida Parveen has received the Nishan-e-Imtiaz on the occasion of Pakistan Day. Abida Parveen been dubbed as the ‘Queen of Sufi music’ and has won man accolades for her singing and

Riz Ahmed shares his family’s reaction to Oscar nomination

Pakistani-origin Riz Ahmed’s family has reacted to the actor’s historic Oscar nod in the most desi fashion ever. In a social media post, Riz Ahmed revealed that his cousin was unaware of what the Oscars were and was unable to

Coke Studio releases special song to commemorate Pakistan Day

Coke Studio has released a new track named ‘Ao Ehad Karain’ to commemorate Pakistan Resolution Day. According to a press release, the song has been envisioned in collaboration with Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and begins on an introspective note with Wattan

Hamza Ali Abbasi takes a bike ride in his own style

Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi has recently been spotted taking a bike ride in his own style on the roads of Islamabad. The Alif actor was spotted wearing shalwar kameez, flip flops, and a biker jacket on top and sitting behind

Actress Sohai Ali Abro ties the knot with Shehzar Mohammad

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Sohai Ali Abro has tied the knot with Shehzar Mohammad in an intimate wedding ceremony on Sunday (today). According to the details, Shehzar Mohammad is the grandson of cricketer Hanif Mohammad. Sohai wore an all-gold lehenga styled

Motorway rape case: Ushna Shah hopes landmark judgment stops similar injustices

KARACHI: Famous actress Ushna Shah has expressed her gratitude towards the ‘landmark’ verdict in the motorway gang-rape case, which she hopes might help prevent similar barbaric behavior in the future. Taking to Twitter, Shah shared the news and wrote, “Dear