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Ishaan Khatter sends heartfelt birthday wish for Iranian director Majid Majidi

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Ishaan Khatter has written a heartfelt post for renowned Iranian director Majid Majidi. Ishaan made his acting debut as a lead actor with critically acclaimed film Beyond the Clouds (2017).Taking to Instagram, the young star wished Majidi

‘Nomadland’ wins top Hollywood director prize

LOS ANGLES: Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” won this year’s top Hollywood directing award, the final major guild ceremony before the Oscars. Zhao spent her entire victory speech praising her fellow nominees, about her critically adored and awards-dominating US road movie before

Spike Lee to head Cannes Film Festival jury

PARIS: US director Spike Lee will head the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in July, making him the first black person to take on the role. The New York filmmaker was supposed to perform the function at last year’s

Takht is not shelved, just delayed: Karan Johar

MUMBAI: Indian director Karan Johar has denied reports that his ambitious project ‘Takht’ has been shelved. Recently rumours were doing rounds that Karan Johar’s dream project might be shelved due to a financial crunch brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nepotism at Benazir Hospital, Director appointed in violation of rules

RAWALPINDI: Benazir Bhutto Hospital administration has ignored seniority in the appointment of a director and favoured a junior officer for the position. Former director of the Emergency Department Dr Rafiq had resigned from his position and was replaced by Dr

World Bank director, federal minister discuss educational projects

ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood held a meeting with the World Bank’s new Country Director to Pakistan Mr Najy Benhassine on Monday in Islamabad. Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said distance-learning program in present circumstances due to COVID-19 is the

Senate committee to probe death of CDA director

ISLAMABAD: Senators have taken notice of the death of Capital Development Authority (CDA) director Roshan Khan who died under mysterious circumstances. Well-informed sources said the Senate has ordered a three-member committee to investigate the death of Roshan Khan at the

People’s trust in Jinnah Hospital is our success: Dr. Seemi Jamali

History has proved that no society can progress without the participation of women. Just like other developed nations, women in Pakistan too, are making strides everywhere in the field. The intelligent and hardworking women of our nation are moving forward

Christopher Nolan movie ‘Tenet’ delayed once again

LOS ANGELES: The release of Christopher Nolan thriller ‘Tenet’ has been delayed for a second time due to the coronavirus outbreak. ‘Tenet’ is now scheduled to reach cinemas on Aug. 12, film studio Warner Bros. said in a statement, as

Steven Spielberg quits directing ‘Indiana Jones 5’

Steven Spielberg is handing the directing reins on “Indiana Jones 5” to another filmmaker for the first time in the franchise’s 39-year history. According to Variety, “Ford v Ferrari” director James Mangold might replace Steven Spielberg as director of the

Spike Lee to head 2020 Cannes Film Festival jury

PARIS: US director Spike Lee has been named president of the jury for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. The 62-year-old filmmaker, who succeeds Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, will head the panel that will award the 73rd Palme d’Or prize.

‘Chhapaak’ director hopes film will raise awareness about acid attacks

The director of Deepika Padukone starrer “Chhapaak” hopes the film will find solutions regarding women’s safety in India and raise awareness about acid attacks. “Chhapaak is an important story and we are all encouraged with the love being showered on

Mudassar Nazar will not seek extension as PCB director

LAHORE: Former Test cricketer Mudassar Nazar has confirmed he will not be seeking an extension to his contract when it expires next year on 31st May 2020. Mudassar joined the PCB as Director Academies on 1 June 2016 on a

Graeme Smith to become South Africa’s director of cricket

CAPE TOWN: Former Test captain Graeme Smith is set to become Cricket South Africa’s director of cricket, according to CSA president Chris Nenzani as the crisis continues. Tony Irish, chief executive of the SA Cricketers Association (SACA), which called for

Shamoon Abbasi demands censor board to lift ban on movie “Durj”

KARACHI: Actor and director Shamoon Abbasi has demanded the censor board to lift the ban on his movie “Durj”. In a Facebook post, the actor said that the censor board has some sort of objection on the movie Durj and

Veteran actor Abid Ali passes away at age 67

KARACHI: Veteran television star, director and producer Abid Ali passed away at the age of 67 after a prolonged liver disease.  Abid Ali had been ailing from liver disease for a long time and was being treated at a private