Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has launched Pakistan’s first digital platform for minorities. Called the White in the Flag, the platform takes the form of an interactive website which aims to highlight issues surrounding the minorities living in Pakistan. It attempts to create a discourse around their experiences through documenting their history, present and future in various forms stated a press release.
The production team of Turkish historical drama series Ertuğrul will visit Pakistan after Eid, said National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser. On his visit to Turkey to attend a conference in Antalya, Qaiser met with Mehmet Bozdag, the producer of Ertugrul and Kurlus Osman. During the meeting, Pakistan-Turkey’s joint venture for the production of a new drama was agreed.
Three decades later, Pakistan’s iconic pop-rock music duo Strings announced the end of its journey in heartfelt post and fans are utterly heart-broken. On Thursday, March 25th, Bilal took to his official Instagram handle to announce the termination of the band. In an emotional note, the 50-year-old singer wrote, “Today, 25/03/2021, is the day we graciously get to conclude Strings.”
On the eve of Pakistan’s 74th Independence Day, the government announced civil awards for 184 Pakistanis and foreigners, including a number of stars from the entertainment industry. The awards are given in recognition of their dedicated services to the country and for displaying excellence in their respective fields. While Pakistanis rejoiced most choices made by the government, one recipient irked a great deal of Pakistanis.
Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra, has often been in hot waters for making controversial statements. Recently, in the promo of her upcoming interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka claimed that her late father Ashok Chopra used to sing in a mosque. Her statement caused a social media outrage with many questioning the former Miss World as to which mosque allowed her dad to sing.
Looks like the long awaited Friends reunion is finally hitting the screens and David Schwimmer has confirmed that the cast will be taping the reunion episode soon. Speculations of the reunion have been going on since before the pandemic arrived. In an interview, Schwimmer, who plays Ross Gellar on the show, has confirmed that the main cast will be coming together soon to film the episode.
Syra Yousaf has handled with much grace another incident of trolling on social media, which revolves around unfiltered pictures of her natural skin. Syra’s sister, Palwasha Yousuf, shared a photo of Syra’s unfiltered, textured and naturally beautiful skin, which unfortunately, became the subject of mockery by people whose visions had been tainted by our virtual world’s unrealistic beauty standards.
A picture of Load Wedding star, Fahad Mustafa has been making rounds on Twitter and Facebook, with a thought of how he looks like Bollywood star Deepika Padukone. The striking resemblance between the two, especially imagining Fahad’s face without beard has left the social media in fits. As absurd it may sound, most users do agree that the two look alike and it cannot be unseen now.
Pakistani social media star Dananeer Mobeen is over the moon after her ‘pawri ho rahi hai’ trend took Bollywood by storm. Among some famous reenactment includes Randeep Hooda and Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. Shahid shared a video doing the popular trend with the cast members of his upcoming yet-to-be-titled web series.
Designer Ali Xeeshan came under fire this week for his anti-dowry campaign Numaish at the Bridal Couture Week 2021. The project was developed in collaboration with UN Women Pakistan. In response to the backlash, Ali Xeeshan said he doesn’t hold people at gunpoint and force them to buy his Rs1.2 million bridal lehenga.