Saturday, 17 August 2019

Aamir Liaquat wanted to be cast in 'Load Wedding': Fahad Mustafa

TV personality Aamir Liaquat Hussain knows how to remain in the headlines, even if it is mostly for controversial reasons. In March the talk show host claimed that he will drag Load Wedding actors Mehwish Hayat, Fahad Mustafa and directors Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza to court for maligning his reputation through their film. On the contrary, Mustafa claimed in a recent interview that Hussain called him to say that he would have been pleased to play himself on the big screen, reported Express News.

“He himself called me and said if I would have offered him the role he would have loved to play that. It’s the same role regarding which he threatened to take us to court,” the actor shared. “Hussain also said how fun it would have been to work together.

It all started after Hussain called out Hayat after she slammed a publication for vilifying her image. “And should I not sue your movie Load Wedding where your entire movie revolves around me, defaming and wrongly portraying my character WITHOUT my consent? As an artist you did not only work in such a movie but you failed to stop the nonsense in it. Shameful!,” said Hussain.

Later on, when Hayat was awarded the prime Pakistani honour of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Hussain once again took to Twitter to clarify that he is still planning to take legal action against the film. “As an artist, you have failed to stop this mess and so, I should file a case against you,” Hussain had said. From Mustafa’s recent revelation it seems like the dust has settled between the makers of Load Wedding and Hussain but the TV personality has not confirmed or denied any such point of understanding.

Superstar Becomes Biggest Mahira Khan Opener at Boxoffice

Mahira Khan starrer Superstar is exceptional at the domestic boxoffice as film is doing stupendous business nationwide. The film had opened well on opening day and the collections reached bumper levels on the following days of the Eid. Even on Thursday Superstar has maintained optimum occupancies.

As per estimates, Superstar had collected over PKR 60 million in its first three days making it biggest opener of all time for Mahira Khan. Actress is easily the biggest boxoffice star currently and such massive start of Superstar further solidifies her status of boxoffice queen.

Earlier Mahira Khan starrer 7 Din Mohabbat In was released on Eid ul Fitr last year and had roped in PKR 54 million in first three days. Superstar has beaten that number with a very good margin.

Three years back Mahira Khan starrer Ho Mann Jahaan had roped in PKR 41.5 million in its opening Weekend. Superstar has beaten that number with a margin of around 50%.

Going at the trends till now Superstar will easily become highest grossing film for Mahira Khan before close of extended week.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Heer Maan Ja Four Days Boxoffice Collections

Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman Khan starrer Heer Maan Ja has done really well during its first four days in the twin cities considering a very strong competition from Parey Hut Love and Superstar.

Heer Maan Ja got hit by Eid festivities on Day One in Rwp/Isl but saw excellent pick on Second and third days. The film has also held really well on its fourth day in Rwp/Isl.

As per estimates, Heer Maan Ja has collected around PKR 5 million from the twin cities.

Below is Heer Maan Ja’s estimated daily breakdown till now in Rwp/Isl/.

Monday.. 0.8 million
Tuesday.. 1.35 million
Wednesday.. 1.6 million
 Thursday.. 1.15 million

Total.. 4.91 million The hold on Thursday indicates that the film will be heading towards PKR 8+ million during seven day long extended Eid weekend.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Did our actors realize the importance of speaking up against the brutality?

Did our actors realize the importance of speaking up against the brutality, after getting a permanent Ban from India because we haven't seen them vocal against India.

Is the ban, a blessing in disguise for us? The answer is, yes because they used to be previously too much calculated with words and some of them even never spoke a word and even after ban Fawad Khan is still quiet, which he opts to remain for every issue and obviously it's his opinion but the good thing is our fraternity became one force which we were not seeing for years.

There were differences and there were categories of certain patriotic actors, who prefer working in pakistan and others with approach to work in india and we often experienced them bashing on each others in certain shows.

So right after the ban and when it became permanent our producers and actors started talking about expanding market from releasing the projects worldwide and it started happening.

Talking to international media, Mahira khan, Bilal Ashraf and Sheheryar Munawar said its the right time our international audience wants to connect to us and expanding film to the worldwide audiences was inevitable for us to do.

The producers are geared up for new projects as we have seen Humayun Saeed back in the game, where he announced his two of the new scripts and for sure we want out film industry to rise and shine and we must support it, at least to go once and watch it then pass the verdict.

Article Author: Sidra Ijaz

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Parey Hut Love Weekend Boxoffice Collections Overseas

Sheheryar Munawar and Maya Ali starrer Superstar has wrapped its first weekend in Overseas on Sunday. The film got hit by pre-Eid on Friday and Saturday but Parey Hut Love saw huge picks on Sunday especially in UK.

As per estimates, Parey Hut Love has closed its opening weekend with a business of little over PKR 20 million from major Overseas markets i.e. North America, UK, Middle East and Australia. The numbers on Sunday were quite good and it will be down to how film performs over the weekdays. Opening weekend of Parey Hut Love is the biggest opening weekend in Overseas for Pakistani films this year.

The film also saw release at the multiple European countries but their numbers are not reported as yet. Below are the weekend closing figures of Parey Hut Love from the major overseas markets.

UK.. 8.1 million
North America.. 9.4 million
 UAE.. 2.5 million
Australia.. 0.4 million
Total.. 20.4 million

Superstar Opening Weekend Boxoffice Collections Overseas

Mahira Khan starrer Superstar has completed its opening weekend at the overseas markets on Sunday. The film had seen a pre-Eid release on Friday which had hit the business badly but Sunday saw huge gains especially in UK.

As per estimates, Superstar has concluded its opening weekend from major Overseas markets at little under PKR 20 million. Superstar saw huge pick in numbers on Sunday and now performance over the weekdays will be very crucial. Superstar will need to hold well over the weekdays at the major markets.

Below is the estimated boxoffice breakdown of Superstar from the major overseas markets i.e. North America, UK, UAE and Australia.
UK.. 8.6 million
North America.. 7 million
UAE.. 2.7 million
Australia.. 1.3 million
Total.. 19.6 

Sunday, 11 August 2019

'Talash' Trailer: A Promising Thriller

The number of films releasing from Pakistan is increasing on a daily basis. Some do really well, Others...Not so much. It is amazing to see we have so much talent in our industry. So many young faces that are actually passionate about acting and taking the Industry forward. With many hits though is also coming to a string of flops. People are exlperimenting with different genres and getting creative with their projects.

Well, we have another movie coming out. 'Talash'. This film is produced by Zeekay films. They have made dramas in the past and this is their first. The cast also includes fresh faces with all the new talent.

Maybe that's what we need, only if given the chance to the newcomers we can gather a good team of talent. Talash has Mustafa Qureshi, Adnan Tipu, Noaman Sami, Faria Hassan, Ahmed Zeb, Salim Mairaj and Humaira Bano included in the cast.

It is also a good thing to focus on the social issues of the society, we feel that's more important than making a masala movie. The film is a social issue-based film and it will show the problem of malnutrition prevailing in our rural areas.

 The film is directed by Director Zeeshan Khan. That is his first direction. Well, we think it looks promising and we only hope it is. We wish the team best of luck for this project.

Watch the trailer 

Saturday, 10 August 2019

'Azaadi' To Have Its Tv Premiere this Eid

Starring Sonya Hussain and Moammar Rana, Azaadi is a patriotic movie that revolves around true love for the country. Produced under the banner of ARY Films, it takes up the theme of the struggle of Kashmiris for azadi or freedom. The film was released on June 16, 2018. The film title's "Iss parcham ke saaye talaay hum aik hain... "

We have good news for the patriotic fans of the country, or the actors. Azaadi is set to have it's Tv Premiere this Eid only on ARY Digital. Have some barbeque, have a meaty Eid along with your loved ones while binge watching our Pakistani movies.

Watch the trailer of the film here:

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Pakistan bans all Indian content post Kashmir tensions

KARACHI: Pakistan said on Thursday it would ban the screening of Indian films in the country’s cinemas, as tensions between the two countries rise over the contested Kashmir region.

 “No Indian cinema will be screened in any Pakistani cinema. Drama, films and Indian content of this kind will be completely banned in Pakistan,” Firdous Ashiq Awan, an adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a tweet.

Awan, special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Information and Broadcasting, shared this action was in retaliation to India’s abrogation of the Constitution’s Article 370, which gave special status to the state of Indian occupied Kashmir and allowed it to have a separate constitution, a state flag and autonomy over the internal administration.

She stressed the ban will lead to piracy in Pakistan. “There will be piracy. It’s not that people will not watch our films. It is just that officially the money will not come to India. Pirates will make hay while the sun shine,” Nahta added. This is not the first time Pakistan has banned Indian films. Apart from refusing release of various Indian films regularly on grounds of censorship, Pakistan has been refusing release of Indian films — particularly Bollywood products — almost every time the political atmosphere between the two nations becomes tense.

In recent times, Pakistan has banned various Hindi films owing to different reasons. While Raazi, Aiyyari, and Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran are among films to have been banned owing to politically objectionable content, Mulk was banned because the country’s censor board felt the film’s portrayal of Muslims in India was not right.

Talking to the media outside Parliament House on Thursday, Awan shared government was making various efforts to highlight the current Kashmir situation internationally. These include consultations at the United Nations by Pakistan’s Representative Maleeha Lodhi, and contacting heads of governments of other countries, besides diplomatic engagements. Besides films, every other Indian cultural content has also been banned in the country.

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Saturday, 3 August 2019

Shan Pays Homage To Legendary Stars by Trending #Letsbringourprideback

Veteran actor Shaan Shahid has never been afraid to speak his heart out and always been vocal about his feelings. He spoke from his heart and never held back without caring about criticism. Film-star is very much active on social media these days and has recently requested everyone from the film industry and sports community to stand together. Shahid feels that arts, sports and culture should come together because they are not provided with the required facilities in the country. Star has also urged everyone to support this cause.

Taking to Twitter, Shaan once again restated his forgive and forget mantra and encouraged people to move on from the Mahira Khan-Firdous Jamal controversy. In the light of this matter, Shaan Shahid has started a Hashtag #letsbringoutprideback and he has been posting about those artists and sportsmen who he feels deserve the love and attention for their endless contribution to their respective fields.

The Hashtag is indeed an applauding effort by Shahid to spread love and positivity as he tries to divert the attention on the people who deserve appreciation and acknowledgment. In one of his tweets, Shaan Shahid has also lent support to Firdous Jamal, who is under hot waters after his remarks against Mahira Khan. At first, the star supports both Mahira Khan and Firdous Jamal correspondingly but now he feels Firdous Jamal deserves respect for his work and contribution to the industry that he has done over the last 45 years.

With producer, Momina Duraid having announced that she would no longer hire Jamal in any of her future productions, a plea from Shaan to forgive and forget might actually help salvage the damage the veteran actor has caused for his prestige and career. Here’s hoping that Firdous Jamal doesn’t make unpleasant comments about junior colleagues in the future and that people actually learn the art of forgiving and forgetting.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Abu Aleeha's Upcoming Flick Tevar's Trailer Gives An Intense Vibe!

After the horror flick Kataksha managed to make good numbers in the industry, Abu Aleeha is back with Tevar. And its trailer looks pretty intense!

The tagline "When brutality meets madness" seems pretty infused with the trailer itself, it seemed like a love story, with action and too much violence and blood, that means it's a thriller one!

 The trailers start with a normal love story but it got really intense as it proceeds. It gave out a strong vibe of revenge as well, the trailer is enticing enough to make us wait for the movie...

The film stars Sukynah Khan, Taqi Ahmed, Mathira, Sharique Mehmood, Aiman Khan, Akbar Subhani, Majid Baluch, Ayaz Ali, Shaiz Raj. The film has been directed by Abu Aleeha.

The film is slated for release on 26 July 2019. Watch out for this one!

Friday, 12 July 2019

Heer Maan Ja Trailer Out Now - Watch Here

Watch the official trailer of new Pakistani movie 2019 "Heer Maan Ja" a Pakistani love, comedy film directed by Azfar Jafri & produced by Imran Raza Kazmi,Arif Lakhani & Hareem Farooq.

Heer Maan Ja new movies 2019 starring Ali Rehman Khan & Hareem Farooq.

Watch this family entertainer on Eid Ul Azha on 12-Aug-2019.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The Trailer of Upcoming Rom-Com 'Heer Maan Ja' Is All Set To Release on July 12th!

The makers of super hit films Siyaah, Jannan and Parchi are back with their latest rollercoaster ride ‘Heer Maan Ja’, the official trailer for the film will be released across cinemas on the 12th July 2019 in partnership with GEO Films.

The super HIT on-screen Jodi Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman Khan are back together in IRK Films & Arif Lakhani Films upcoming movie Heer Maan Ja, the movie is a fun filled rollercoaster which is a romantic comedy featuring the blockbuster on-screen Jodi in lead roles, Faizan Sheikh as the antagonist, Mojiz Hasan and Shamayle Khattak in supporting roles along with guest appearances by Mikaal Zulfiqar, Shaz Ali Khan, Aaminah Sheikh, Abid Ali, Ali Kazmi and Ahmed Ali Akbar.

The story revolves around two people who are extremely enthusiastic about life and their future together. Kabir becomes an architect with big aims and ambitions however Heer is left behind because of conservative family pressures - what happens when these two meet again begins the rollercoaster ride of masti, romance and lots of laughter.

Directed by Azfar Jafri, this is the fourth film under the banner of IRK Films & Arif Lakhani Films produced by Imran Raza Kazmi, Hareem Farooq and Arif Lakhani and distributed by Distribution Club & Media Partner Geo Films.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

'Bekaraan' is the love ballad of the year

KARACHI: After taking social media by storm with the motion posters and teaser of Atif Aslam’s soulful voice, the first song from the much-anticipated film Superstar released on Thursday.

The track is titled Bekaraan which means infinite love. Love was definitely in the air throughout the video. Written by Shakeel Sohail, the song is composed by the talented duo of Azaan Sami Khan and Saad Sultan.

Bekaraan is crooned by Ali Sethi and Zeb Bangash, featuring the lead couple, Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf, all clad in black. The song sets the tone for what to expect from the star-studded film, be it in terms of music or extravagant sets. The single is shot in a classy theatrical setup with chandeliers hanging, moving frames and the pair dancing right through the audiences heart. The chemistry the two create is magical and undoubtedly breathtaking. It won’t be wrong if we call them the most good looking on-screen couple of the Pakistani film industry.

Khan’s look will remind her fans of her Humsafar days, especially the rain dance in her black Peshwas. Asharf, on the other hand is all decked up to give men a run for their money. Watch out, boys!

Bekaraan is a romantic song but it is nothing sleazy or cheesy. The romance element is depicted with delicacy and care despite the song being shot in one location. It speaks of the desires of a couple who is madly in love with each other and are longing to be together despite all the odds. Khan and Ashraf breathe soul into the vocals with their expressions, passionate embraces and dance lifts that seem to come naturally to them. The actors are so light on their foot.

Directed by Ehteshamuddin, Superstar will hit cinemas on Eidul Adha this year.

Listen to the full song here: