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LEGENDARY POETESS PARVEEN SHAKIR REMEMBERED ON HER 69TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

The 69th birth anniversary of renowned poetess Parveen Shakir is being celebrated today. Parveen Shakir was born on November 24, 1952 in Karachi. Parveen Shakir started writing at an early age and published her first volume of poetry, Khushbu (Fragrance), in 1976. Her famous poetry books include "Khushbu", Mah-e-Tamam "Sad-Barg ", Khud''kalaami" and Inkar. “Khushbu” gave her a dream start and...

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‘Ertugrul’ cast expresses grief over PIA Airbus crash

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft, flying from Lahore to Karachi, crashed near the port city’s airport in the densely populated area of Model Colony on Friday. After the incident, many came forward and extended their condolences. Celebrities from Pakistan and India mourned the death of the precious lives lost in the unfortunate plane crash. Alongside the Indian and Pakistani stars,...

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Top Model Zara Abid presumed dead in PIA Airbus crash

Model Zara Abid was onboard PK 8303 which crashed in Karachi on its way from Lahore yesterday. Sindh health officials named two survivors from the 99 passengers present on the PIA A320, who have been identified as Zubair and Zafar Masood. 97 have been confirmed dead. Zara Abid became a popular name in Pakistan's fashion fraternity winning Best Female Model just...

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Academy might postpone Oscars 2021 due to COVID-19 outbreak

Next year's Oscars could be postponed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus in Hollywood, trade publication Variety reported Tuesday. The movie industry's biggest night is currently scheduled for February 28. But with theaters shuttered, blockbusters delayed and productions halted, the prize-giving Academy has already been forced to make significant rules changes. One of multiple anonymous sources told Variety...

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As Turkish TV show fascinates Pakistani audience, celebs lock horns in Ertugrul debate

Turkish series Dirilis: Ertugrul has gained popularity overnight in Pakistan. However, it has also triggered a debate on social media in Pakistan about whether or not foreign content will harm the local industry or no. A few celebrities extolled the series as an insightful peek into Islamic history while others called it a "threat to local culture". The big-budget series, that documents...

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‘Ertugrul’ lead star Engin Altan extends love, gratitude to Pakistani fans for watching his drama serial

Turkish actor Engin Altan Duzyatan who plays the famous character of Ertugrul is overwhelmed on the record breaking response from Pakistani viewers for his drama serial Diriliş: Ertuğrul or Ertugrul Ghazi and extended love and gratitude to his Pakistani fans. Engin, who is essaying the lead role in the Turkish drama serial, turned to Instagram and shared a story after Diriliş: Ertuğrul made a...

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Captivating performance of visually impaired British-Pakistani teenager vows audience at Britain’s Got Talent

A 14-year-old Pakistani-origin British girl on Saturday stunned the  judges of "Britain's Got Talent" with her emotional performance of a song originally sung by Gabrielle Alpin. The supporters of Sirine Jahangir are already campaigning for the singer to  to win the contest following her performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IHlarDimEI “I guess it’s pretty obvious that I can’t see – there was a time...

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‘Ertugrul’ star Esra Bilgic eager to meet fans in Pakistan

Turkish actress Esra Bilgic has thanked her Pakistani fans for their love and said that she was waiting excitedly to meet them in Pakistan. Esra essays the lead role of Halime Sultan, the wife of Ertugrul in the historic drama Diriliş: Ertuğrul or Ertugrul Ghazi that has won the hearts of millions of Pakistani fans with her outstanding performance. She turned to Instagram and...

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Yasir Hussain urges Pakistan to make its own historical series post ‘Ertugrul’ fame

Actor Yasir Hussain has advised state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) to make its own historical drama utilizing the expertise of Pakistani artists and technicians after Turkish drama series Diriliş: Ertuğrul or Ertugrul Ghazi won the hearts of millions of Pakistani fans. Taking to Instagram, the Baandi actor shared a story where he wrote “PTV should make a historic drama serial and utilize Pakistani artists, who pay taxes...

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Shahid Afridi choses Tom Cruise, Aamir Khan to play him in biopic

Pakistan former cricket captain Shahid Afridi has said he would want Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise to play him if a film is made on his life. The flamboyant all-rounder said he would like Indian actor Aamir Khan to play his role if the biopic is made in Urdu language. Popularly known as Boom Boom, Afridi is a successful all-rounder who...

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Pakistani celebs partake in global #Masks4All movement

Pakistan's entertainment industry stands tall in support as Chainstore Association of Pakistan (CAP) launches the global movement #Masks4All in Pakistan. In collaboration with the country's Covid-19 relief portal, Sab Saath, the aim is to supply masks to those in need, in order to help protect from the disease. Humayun Saeed took to social media to express solidarity through an Instagram post. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAI861_pE_e/?utm_source=ig_embed "It...

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PMLN lawmaker Hina Pervez Butt likens Ertugral with VP Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: Swords were drawn and the social media echoed with war cries after a PML-N provincial lawmaker on Thursday sounded the battle drums by likening her leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif to the hero of Turkish historical epic, Ertugral. The inspiration hardly came as a surprise since a large number of Pakistanis have been following the series being telecast these days....

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Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67

Veteran Indian actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday at the age of 67, reported Indian media. The actor was hospitalised on Wednesday after he complained of having difficulty in breathing. Kapoor, 67, the scion of a famed film industry family, is survived by his wife and two children, and had been diagnosed with cancer in 2018. "He remained jovial...

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Bollywood star Irrfan Khan passes away after battle with cancer

Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, who was admitted to Mumbai hospital on Tuesday after his health deteriorated, died on Wednesday at the age of 53, reported Indian media. Irrfan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in 2018 and had been undergoing treatment in Britain. He returned to India after recovering and wrapped filming on Angrezi Medium film. He shot the movie immediately...

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Pakistani celebrities share precautionary measures against coronavirus in short film

Pakistani celebrities stepped forward to spread awareness about the contagious coronavirus through a short film ‘call to action’ released recently on YouTube. In the short film, stars from the entire industry gathered to send message of safety and well-being during the pandemic. Directed by famous television artist Faisal Quershi, the two-minute and 45 seconds long video shows Pakistani celebrities holding...

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Tom and Jerry, Popeye director Gene Deitch passes away at 95

The American Oscar-winning illustrator, animator, producer, and director, Gene Deitch, dies at the age of 95. The death was unexpected in his apartment in Prague. His film Munro won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1960 and was nominated for the same award in 1964 for his two films, ‘Here’s Nudnik’ and ‘How to Avoid Friendship.’ Deitch...

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PTV to air Turkish action series Dirilis: Dizisi during Ramzan in Urdu

A video showing Imran Khan surfaced on social media in October 2019, in which he discussed how he wants serials and films to be around Islamic history, showcasing heroes such as Khalid bin Waleed. The PM went onto recommend a Turkish series named Diriliş: Ertuğrul , claiming that it should be dubbed in Urdu for Pakistani viewership. He said that...

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