The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has asked TV channels to review ‘indecent’ adverts and chalk up a strategy to get their advert approved by an internal committee prior to the telecast. The statement by the authority came days after an advert featuring Mehwish Hayat to promote Gala biscuits came under severe criticism for being against the values of the society.
Senior journalist Ansar Abbasi has criticized Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the incumbent government over a TV commercial and demanded of Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action and ban such “vulgar dance” videos on national televisions. Referring to a commercial of a local manufacturing biscuit company (TV commercial), featuring Mehwish Hayat, Ansar called the dance a ‘mujra’.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Imaan Vellani has nabbed the title role of Ms. Marvel as she was recently roped in by the studio, making history as the first-ever Muslim superhero on screens. Taking on the leading role as Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, 18-year-old Vellani, fits the part perfectly as well as the ethnic background it portrays.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cyber crime wing has booked singer Meesha Shafi and eight others for launching a smear campaign against singer-actor Ali Zafar. The FIR against the suspects was filed for a non-cognisable offence on order of FIA special court. According to the FIR, the suspects were summoned multiple times to present their defence, failing which granted a cause of criminal proceedings against them.
Since the famous Turkish series “Dirilis:Ertugrul” aired in Pakistan, brands have been racing to choose the actors as face of their brand. Earlier Esra Bilgic who played Halime Sultan, Engin Altan Duzyatan, the protagonist of the show, collaborated with some Pakistani labels. Now Cengiz Coşkun and Nurettin Sönmez, who play the characters of Turgut Alp and Bamsi Beyrek, have joined hands with J..
Popular animated comedy sitcom “Family Guy’ launched their season premiere, featuring a joke on the Pakistan Super League teams Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars. The scene from the 19th season’s first episode, shows Peter Griffin sitting with his friends at their favorite bar having a couple of beers when the conversation turns to Pakistani sports fans.
The Association for International Broadcasters (AIB) has nominated a radio feature on Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi in the Arts & Culture category of 2020 awards. The 27-minute radio feature on him, In The Studio — Imran Qureshi: Beauty and Carnage, focuses on Qureshi and Louboutin converging at Parisian art gallery Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, where Qureshi hosted a major solo exhibition.
#BanNidaYasir has been trending on twitter, while many call PEMRA to ban Nida Yasir’s show after a recent controversial episode of Good Morning Pakistan aired on ARY Digital. In the episode, Nida can be seen interviewing parents of 5 year old, Marwah, who was raped and murdered. Nida claims the interrogation is to make other parents aware, however the public believes it is only to gain rating.
Turkish actor Cavit Çetin Güner, who portrays the role of Dogan Alp in historical drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday morning. Earlier, the Turkish actor shared the exciting news that he was coming to Pakistan by posting a picture of his boarding pass. Later, Guner and shared a short video clip of Pakistani folk music on Instagram.
After almost six months, cinemas in Pakistan are set to reopen with Disney’s Mulan and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. The theaters are set to welcome audience on September 11 after closing down due to coronavirus. Cinema owners and employees have been asked to follow all SOPs and there will be minimum seats available in each cinema hall with a maximum distance between the viewers.