VINTAGE GALLERIA

Karachi, 14th May 2016, Mrs Anum Kasim (CEO – Vintage Galleria) opened the doors to a one-of – a kind interior design store that will elevate the standards of furniture in Pakistan. Vintage Galleria has a classic interior design feel with a twist of modern elements. The beautiful furniture is made of sold rosewood with intricate vintage carvings like none other. With the use of deep dark shaded polish, solid timber and genuine leather finishing as well as hand painted pieces the furniture truly stands out as unique and royal. Event & PR by Hasan Rizvi from BB Events & PR.

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Present at the event were several celebrities and socilities such as Komal Rizvi, Yousuf Nashir Qureshi, Kiran Khan, Rubab Usman, Asad Zaman, Zurain Imam, Amir Baig, Farouq Mengal, Minhal Aly, Nazneen Tariq, Ghazala Humayoun, Humayoun Alamgir, Shanaz Ramzi, Danish Wakeel, Fatima Syed, Anila Murtaza, Rafia Rafeeq, Aisha Khan, Abdul Sammad, Shazia Wajahat and Mrs Faysal Qureshi amongst others.

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Mrs Kasim brings attention to detail in all her pieces. Her inspiration of the vintage European era is reflected in the plaster of Paris wall paneling, decorative moldings, and ceilings. The fine crafted wooden panels and boiserie speak of the same European inspirations.

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Mrs Kasim gives us a tip with accessorizing our homes, “It is essential to know that a room and furniture is incomplete without beautiful accessories. It gives life to your room and enhances the look of each furniture piece. Just like Wall paint lights and flooring, accessories are the key that gives the finish touch to a room. It explains your style and concept.” Her favorite design houses include, Clive Christian Interiors, Eichholts and Ralph Lauren.

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BRIDAL COUTURE WEEK – The Gold Edition – DAY 2

Karachi, May 07, 2016: Pakistan witnessed one of the most anticipated fashion shows, Bridal Couture Week – The Gold Edition. Day 2 of the three-day extravaganza showcased the latest bridal trends across the nation. The dynamic team at Hum Network managed the mega fashion event. As always Bridal Couture Week left its audience stunned with its majestic stage, uniquely set for a one of kind fashion show. Much like every year Bridal Couture Week showcases not only some of the biggest designers but also welcomes the aspiring designers with great talent both domestically and internationally.

The 2nd Day showcased a fantastic line up of designers starting with Bibi London and followed by Deepak n Fahad, Ayesha Ibrahim, Uzma Babar, Kuki Concepts, Tena Durrani, Fozia Hammad and the one and only Zainab Chotani. Bridal Couture Week known for its stars hosted an amazing line up of showstoppers; Hasan Rizvi added his mirch masla with dancey-opening while Hareem Farooq and Danish Taimori show stopped for Deepak n Fahad. Sumbul Iqbal glamourized the stage for Ayesha Ibrahim while Tipu Sharif and Mansha Pasha walked for Uzma Babar. Ahsan Khan, Naveen Waqar and Mommar Rana brought his super star persona for Kuki Concepts and Ayesha Omer show stopped for the beautiful Tena Durrani. Saim Ali, Ayesha Sana and Shahista Lodhi walked for Fozia Hammad. The star studded cast of Mah-e-Meer, Iman Ali, Fahad Mustafa and Aly Khan graced the ramp for Zainab Chotani.

Hair & make up was handled by the team at Nabilas and N-Gents while the choreography and event direction was beautifully executed by Ketan Bhatia and jewelry by Hamna Amir. The PR was handled by Hasan Rizvi from BodyBeat Events & PR as well as the PR department at Hum Network. The official photographers and videographers are Haris Usmani, Ahsan Qureshi, and Kashif Rashid.

SPONSOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT…………………………………………………………….

Bridal Couture Week – The Gold Edition is co-sponsored by Nestle Everyday, associate sponsor TUC, refreshed by Pepsi Co., supporting sponsor Cake Rusk, fragrance partner J., transport partner Careem, Food Partner Pizza Hut, Make Up partner No Make Up by Nabilas and official radio partner FM106.2.

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Bridal Couture Week is one the highest profile fashion events to hit the nation. BCW enjoys the privilege of hosting bridal weeks in both Karachi and Lahore every year. Sultana Siddiqui (President Hum Network) comments on BCW, “It has always been our core objective to highlight the positive attributes of Pakistan. With the participation of the fashion pioneers and so much immense talent platforms like BCW are the future.”

DESIGNERS INSPIRATIONS…………………………………………………………………..

BIBI London: BIBI LONDON is London’s leading multi-brand store. Since its launch in 2012 BIBI LONDON has been regarded as a pioneer in the UK, celebrating and showcasing designers from India. At the 12th edition of Bridal Couture Week 2016, Bibi London will be featuring Tarun Tahiliani and Neeta Lulla.

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 Taajwardi by Deepak n Fahad: The crimson tone, the floral aura, the magical magnetism of the gold, the enchanting cuts reminiscent of the phenomenal past of ours, the designs created specifically to bring exquisite esteem in most exotic of the ways that did once befit the taaj adorned celebrities of the gone years to those who wear it today, make it a collection apart. Behold for “Taajwardi” brings you the taaj of the season itself.

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Umsha by Uzma Babar: Uzma Babar’s collection titled “Durr-e-Shevar” is an ode to the last heir of the Imperial Ottoman throne. The Princess, her feminism, classic beauty and belief in serving humanity and uplifting women is the inspiration behind this collection. The collection is a blend of modern cuts and designs yet remaining loyal to cultural aesthetics. The color palette is focused on rich and royal color tones, such as midnight blue, plum, emerald and rubies. There is a subtle gold touch to the designs which gives the ensemble the finishing touch. “Durr-e-Shevar” comprises of beautiful shararas, ghararas and farshi ghararas based on luxe fabrics including silk net, french net, chantilly net and organza net with pure chiffons, masoori, heavy brocade, jamawar and raw silk for edging and finishing. The work and embellishments is primarily kora, dabka, nakshi and adorned with pearls and sequins.

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Ayesha Ibrahim: Ayesha Ibrahim’s collection called “Jashn-e-Aroosi” which means wedding festive in the Persian language. The collection is a mix of long gowns, angrakhas, short shirts, tail gharara’s lots of princess cut lehenga’s. The collection is embellished with crystals Swarovski, zardozi, resham embroidery, French knots and ruby jewelry stones.The color palette varies from hues of beige, navy blues, maroons and lots of silver on various fabrics such as silk, tissue, cotton nets and Chantilly nets.“Jashan-e-Aroosi” is not a collection, it’s an experience. Usually a bride is wrapped in traditional colors, but our bride is different because she chooses unique rich patterns embellished in bold and soothing colors to make a style statement of her own.

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Kuki Concepts: Zahid Khan’s collection pays tribute to the old-fashioned bride. The collection focuses mainly on vintage banarsi ensembles embellished with tilla work, chandi tilla, naqshi, dabka, chandi patti, bansarsi, resham and lots and lots of gota.  The bridal collection will feature traditional jacket, shawls and laachas in a myriad of color.

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Tena Durrani: This year’s collection, Mon Rêve, tells a tale of subtle romance and beauty. With delicate embroideries and fine craftsmanship, the collection exudes elegance and grace. Swarovski crystal detailing add the sparkling touches and exquisite shine we all dream of.

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Goal by Fozia Hammad: Fozia believes that like all art forms, couture mirrors its creator. Hence, her collection is called “Self Portrait”. Playing with the palette of pastels, she employs chiffons and nets for the collection while her preferred embellishments remain the thread work and kora-dabka. Her fascination with pearls continues as well.

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Daastan by Zainab Chotani: Zainab Chottani’s collection “Daastaan” is all about creating your perfect story. Stepping right back into her forte, this is a bridal and formal collection that will define every individual’s personality. Whether you are getting married, falling in love, or simply just feeling beautiful- this collection is here to define you. The ensembles will feature beautiful dreamy colors in shades of blue, white, and silver. This compilation will have head turning gowns, shararas, dhaka pajamas, bell bottoms and even the uber chic dhoti shalwar. Nonetheless, pairings and styling done to perfection with Zainab Chottani’s own unique touch.

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The dates of the next BCW are 25th, 26th and 27th November 2016.

Meet The Cast Of Hijrat – A FM Production.

The cast of the upcoming romantic movie Hijrat which is written and directed by Farooq Mengal and produced under the banner of Farooq Mengal(FM) Productions met the media on 8th April 2016 at Hijrat’s music launch. The film, which will be distributed nationwide by HUM Films and Eveready Group of Companies is a love story which plays out in the fore ground of exordus of millions of people from Afghanistan to Pakistan following the Afghan War. 

   
 The cast and crews fresh talent in the lead roles – model – turned – actor Asad Zaman as the male protagonist and Rabia Butt and Rubbab Ali is the female protagonist. Industry Veterans like Nadeem, Ayub Khoso, Durdana Butt, Jamal Shah, Mahjabeen, Saima Baloch and Noman Aijaz also make up the cast of Hijrat. Film star Sana also makes a special guest appearance in the film. 

The program, hosted by Shahnaz Ramzi, CEO STARLINKS PR began with a welcome and brief introduction about the movie. The atmosphere through out the meet and greet waslight hearted-charged, especially because of the presence of Ali Azmat who has lent his musical talent to the Hijrat soundtrack. One of the highlights of the event was Ali Azmat’s Live performance of the songs he has sung for the Film.

   
   
Among those who spoke occasion were Sultana Siddiqui, Farooq Mengal, Asad Zaman, Rabia Butt, Rubbab Ali, Mahjabeen, Saima Baloch, Ayub Khoso, Jamal Shah, Durdana Butt, Ali Azmat, Nadeem and Sana they shared their experiences spanning both Pakistan and Turkey, while the cast making its tribute on the Silver Screen also spoke about making the transition to the big screen. Ali Azmat spoke at length on the music of Hijrat. Without giving too much of the story away, the cast talked about how wild the movie is part of the resurgence of Pakistani Cinema, they hope that it will also help to throw light on the history of Pakistan. 

   
 An animated question and answer session followed, leaving everyone waiting excitedly about the screening of the film.

The movie hits the cinemas nationwide on April 22, 2016.

The PR of the event was done STARLINKS PR and Events.

  
For Further PR related inquiries please contact STARLINKS PR and Events: 

Turab Ali Ramzi

E:mail: turab.ramzi@starlinks.pk

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One Indian – One Pakistani – One Epic RomanceBIG Film, Hum Films and LALA hosts premieres of #BACHAANA in Lahore and Karachi

[Lahore: 26th February 2016] BIG Film, Hum Films and LALA hosted star studded premieres of #BACHAANA, presented by Cadbury Dairy Milk, in Lahore on 23rd February 2016 at Super Cinema [Vogue Towers] and in Karachi on the 25th of February 2016 at Nueplex Cinemas. Featuring Sanam Saeed, Mohib Mirza and Adeel Hashmi, #BACHAANA releases nationwide on 26th February 2016.

The full-house premieres, hosted by LALA, were well attended by a diversity of film enthusiasts, media and film personalities, actors, actresses, artists, fashion industry leaders and esteemed members of the press alike in both cities including BACHAANA’s lead actors Sanam Saeed, Mohib Mirza and Adeel Hashmi, Director BACHAANA Nasir Khan, Producer BACHAANA Rizwan Saeed, Parvez Lala and Danish Lala of LALA, Aamina Sheikh, Nadia Afghan, Junaid Khan, Irfan Khoosat, Sarmad Khoosat, Jawad Bashir, Goher Mumtaz, Jimmy Khan, Mr. & Mrs. Mansha, Ahmed Ali Butt, Ayesha Sana, Salman Shahid, Sarwat Gillani, Fahad Mirza, Wajahat Rauf, Saba Qamar, Yasir Hussain, Shahzad Sheikh, Zoe Viccaji, Syed Yorguc Tipu Sharif, Mohsin Ali, Huma Adnan, Farhan Ali Agha, Mansha Pasha, Sohail Javaid, Ahsan Rahim, Hira Hashmi, Adnan Hussain, Khalid Malik, Waqar Zaka, Danish Nawaz, Irfan Motiwala, Tara Mahmood, Fia, Emraan Rajput, Munib Nawaz, Vasay Chaudhry, Ali Sher, Farhan Ali, Asifa from Asifa Nabeel, Qasim Yar Tiwana, Cybil Choudhry, Hira Tareen, Zara Tareen and Kanwal Ilyas, among many others. All media management for #BACHAANA was done by Lotus Client Management & Public Relations. The Karachi premiere was managed by Take II Client Management/PR and Media Consultants. 

   
    
    
 #BACHAANA is the first feature film of Nasir Khan as a director, who has gained prominence for his work presented at the Mumbai International Film Festival for his documentary Made in Pakistan. With cast and crew from both Pakistan and India, making acquaintance with each other for the first time on the set, the film has truly captures cross-boundary relations on and off screen. Filmed in Mauritius, the production team conducted the largest talent hunt to find actors in the neutral landscape. With eye-catching scenery, music composed by top Pakistani talent, and a new-take on Indo-Pak relations, the movie is set to cause a stir.

   
    
   
Set to be released today celebrating love and friendship, #BACHAANA is a romantic comedy that is full of action and the story is based on cross cultural relationship and how love transcends boundaries. 

   
    
    
    
 #BACHAANA is a journey of a sweet and bubbly Indian girl, Aalia, who undergoes a series of unfortunate events and is forced to place her faith in a man she hardly knows. That man, Vicky, is a Pakistani taxi driver in Mauritius. #BACHAANA follows the couple’s adventurous journey of love.  
The romantic comedy features award winning actress and model Sanam Saeed (Aalia), who is a house hold name in Pakistani drama industry and across borders due to her acting skills in dramas like “Zindagi Gulzar Hai”. Alongside Sanam Saeed, Mohib Mirza (Vicky) plays the leading role who has worked as a host, producer and actor in leading Pakistani dramas and telefilms. The film also features one of Pakistan’s leading comic talent Adeel Hashmi.

   
   
Produced by Rizwan Saeed, well-known locally and internationally for his technical achievements in film production, #BACHAANA is one of the most promising films coming out in 2016.
The #BACHAANA soundtrack features 3 original compositions; ‘Yaari’, ‘Koi Labda’ and ‘Bachaana – Title Track’; and a special #BACHAANA mashup, a first of its kind in Pakistan. 

   
    
    
    
   
  
‘Yaari’ has been composed by Bollywood music director, Prasad Sashte and features one of Pakistan’s most iconic fusion music artist, Shafqat Amanat Ali with lyrics by Shakeel Sohail. Audio for the song has been produced at Prasad Sashte Studios with mastering by Shadab Rayeen. 
The films’ title track, ‘#BACHAANA’, has been composed by Pakistani musician Ali Sher and features ace Bollywood vocalist Benny Dayal and Komal Ghazanfar from Pakistan. Produced at Ali Sher Studios, the lyrics have been penned by Shakeel Sohail with mastering by Shadab Rayeen.
The third original song is titled ‘Koi Labda’, an original by one of Pakistan’s leading pop-rock band, SYMT. With vocals by Haroon Shahid, who has also composed and penned ‘Koi Labda’, the song has been recorded at True Brew Records in Lahore with song arrangement by Farhan Ali and mastering and audio production by Sheraz Siddiq.
The fourth and final track features Pakistan’s first feature film soundtrack Mashup. Composed and produced by leading Bollywood DJ, Kiran Kamath, the mashup remixes BACHAANA’s title track as sung by Benny Dayal and Komal Ghazanfar and ‘Yaari’ as sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali and Usman Qureshi.
The videos for all four songs have been directed by Nasir Khan with Asrad Khan as the director of photography and edit/post work by Sagheer Ahmed and Ahsan Sardar.
With #BACHAANA, Big Film aims to explore an entire new genre with an approach which will deviate from the mainstream cinema and will be equally be a visual treat with strong acting and script. Presented by Cadbury Dairy Milk, #BACHAANA’s official distributors are Hum Films and Eveready Pictures with Leisure Club as the official wardrobe partner [male] and LALA as the official wardrobe partner [female], TREET Corporation Limited as the official grooming partner, Hardees as the official partner, Content Creatorz as the official digital partners, Lotus Public Relations as the official media and PR agency with management and representation by The One Lotus Agency.
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Bachaana https://www.instagram.com/bachaana.official

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary “A Girl in the River” is officially nominated for an Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy simultaneously launches anti honor-killing campaign: The Price of Forgiveness [ #PriceofForgiveness ]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has been nominated as one of only 5 documentaries from across the globe, in the Best Documentary – Short subject category for the 88th Academy Awards. The announcement was made earlier today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, more popularly known as The Oscars, due to take place on February 28, 2016. Obaid-Chinoy has previously won Pakistan’s first Academy Award for her documentary Saving Face at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. Indeed, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is one of only eleven female directors who have ever won an Oscar for a non-fiction film.

The SOC Films and Home Box Office [HBO] production film, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, is based on the controversial practice of honor killing in Pakistan. The documentary follows the story of an eighteen-year-old woman who miraculously survived a brutal attack by her father and uncle, and with the support of a local police officer was able to have both imprisoned for their crime. Initially, she fought the case determined to get the maximum punishment for the two perpetrators. But for weeks the young woman was pressured by the community elders to forgive and forget, to bring peace back to the neighborhood — and to release the sole breadwinner of her large family from prison. Pakistani law allows for victims of honor crimes to forgive the perpetrators. Most women never survive the attack and virtually no one has ever been sent to jail for an honor killings crime. In her case she eventually had to forgive.

Inspired by her courage and the countless victims of honor crimes in Pakistan, Obaid-Chinoy launches an Anti-Honor Killing Campaign, The Price of Forgiveness [#PriceOfForgiveness]. Honor killings affect hundreds of women in Pakistan every year where women are killed in the name of “honor”. Many of these murders are not documented. Honor killing is considered an offence against the individual and not the State and hence the victim can choose to ‘forgive’ the perpetrator by law. If the victim is killed, which is often what happens in such cases, the right to forgive lies with the victim’s family – who are usually the perpetrators themselves. This law allows perpetrators to take advantage of this impunity. With this campaign, Obaid-Chinoy hopes to mobilize civil society, key stakeholders and opinion leaders to push the Parliament to pass the Anti-Honor Killings Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill 2014. The bill will ensure that victims of honor crimes can no longer forgive’ their perpetrators, which has been exemplified by the film. The bill was introduced to Senate by Senator Sughra Iman and passed through Senate in March 2015 but lapsed in Parliament later that year. The objective of this bill is to make sure honor killings are stopped immediately, by addressing the lack of attention and implementation of existing laws in an effective manner.

“I am delighted that A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has been nominated for an Academy Award. This film and its message is incredibly important to me. Honor killings affect hundreds of women in Pakistan every year and I hope that the film and its message will catalyze awareness and action around this crisis, igniting change for women and help put an end to this tragic abuse of human rights. This is an opportunity for Pakistan to acknowledge that it has a problem and to address it with urgency because there is no honor in an honor killing. We will send out a strong message that this heinous crime is not a part of our culture or religion, and by passing this legislation we will stand up for those victims who are no longer with us today.” said Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Academy Award and an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. She has made various multi award winning films in over 10 countries around the world. Her films include Saving Face, Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret and Pakistan’s Taliban Generation. Her work has aired on channels spanning 4 continents including, HBO, CNN, PBS, Channel 4, CBC, Arte, SBS and the Discovery channel. In 2012, Time Magazine included Sharmeen in their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2013, the Canadian government awarded Sharmeen a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the field of documentary films and the World Economic Forum honored her with a Crystal Award at their annual summit in Davos.

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness is set to air on America’s premier television cable network HBO, in 2016.

For more information visit:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PriceOfForgiveness/

Twitter: @NoHonorKillings

http://www.socfilms.com

Dekh Magar Pyaar Say [#DMPS] Karachi Premiere held at Capri Cinema!

Director Asad Ul Haq and Producer Ali Murtaza of Shiny Toy Gunspremiered their feature film ‘Dekh Magar Pyaar Say’ in Karachi at Capri Cinema onSaturday 15th August 2015.

The film’s premiere which took place inKarachi was attended by notable socialites, members of the fashion and entertainment industry along with corporate personalities and esteemed members of the press including;Adnan Malik, Adnan Pardesy, Adnan Siddiqui, Ahmad Ali Butt, Amir Adnan, Anoushey Ashraf, Asad ul Haq, Deepak Perwani, Dua Malik, Fouzia Aman, HSY, Huma Adnan,Humayun Saeed, Irfan Khoosat, Jami, Khalid Malik, Mohsin Ali, Musharaf Hai, Nadeem Mandviwalla,Nida Yasir, Saqib Malik, Sikander Rizvi, Tabesh Kohja& Ujala Zia.

The modern romantic comedy Dekh Magar Pyaar Say was filmed primarily in Lahore; the historic city’s rich cultural heritage came alive with the movie filming across Lahore’s magnificent landmarks for what are posed to be the movie’s most memorable scenes. Additional scenes were also captured in London, England.With award-winning actress and Pakistani silver screen luminary #HumaimaMalick and debutant actor #SikanderRizvi, grandson of the legendary Madam Noor Jehan and the brother of Pakistani actress Sonya Jehan starring in DMPS, the feature film also boasts well-known industry professionals such as Irfan Khoosat, Khalid Butt, Kanwal Ilyas,Shahzad Abid, Dr Abid, Ajmal Dewaan, Tariq Sheikh, Hamza Lari, Furqan Shafi, Ijaz Khan, Ahmed Butt,Abid Majeed and many more.

Dekh Magar Pyaar Say’s [#DMPS] Music video promos – Kala Doriya, Tasveer (Talal Qureshi Mix), Kabhi Kabhi and I am Sweetie and the official OST of Dekh Magar Pyaar Say [#DMPS] already has received nationwide admiration/acclaim.

Speaking about ‘DMPS’, Film Director Asad ul Haq said,“Dekh Magar Pyaar Say has been created to give an audience a different twist toa normal storytelling; the narrative, the art, the styling and the pace is all different to our usual way of desi films! It’s meant to be slightly different yet play with pulse of the audience and give you an overall happy, warm feeling.”

Ali Murtaza, Producer of Dekh Magar Pyaar Say has said, “I am excited to see so much good work produced by Pakistani cinema on 14th August. I’m thankful to people for a wonderful response and hope we all go a long way in making good quality films. #DMPS”

With leading filmmaker Asad-ul-Haq and Producer Ali Murtaza behind the artistic vision of the motion picture set to release on the festive 14th August 2015, the modern romantic comedy had Saima Rashid Bargfrede as the motion picture’s Official Styling Partner along with Pakistan’s leading design house, HSY and fashion designer Hassan Sheheryar Yasin as the Creative and Fashion Design Director for #DMPS, a collaborative association which is unique to Pakistani cinema. The script for #DMPS has been penned by writer and journalist Saba Imtiaz, who recently released her debut novel, ‘Karachi, You’re Killing Me!’. BAFTA winning Director of Photography, Nicholas D. Knowland [aka Nic Knowland] of Jinnah fame was the official DoP of the project. Creative Chaos are official digital partners for #DMPS with Ammara Hikmat at Encyclomedia as strategic partner, Hammad Chaudhry of HKC Entertainment as the official global film distributor and all media management by Lotus Client Management & Public Relations.

For more information please visit:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dekh-Magar-Pyaar-Say/1579268909024459?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dmpsthemovie

Instagram: https://instagram.com/dmpsthemovie/

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user39960695

FILM ‘SHAH’ PREMIERES IN LAHORE TO A STANDING OVATION ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

‘SHAH’ is now playing in cinemas nationwide – it is based on a true story of legendary Pakistani boxer, Hussain Shah

‘SHAH’ based on a true story of legendary Pakistani boxer, Hussain Shahis now playing in cinemas nationwide following its grand premiere hosted by Samsung Pakistan at Cinestar Cinema in Lahore on Independence Day.

After the film’s premiere in Karachi, the Blue Carpet of the Lahore premiere of ‘SHAH’ featured a host of stars including leading cast and crew along with prominent names from Pakistan’s film, music and fashion fraternity such as musicians Ali Noor, Junaid Khan and Umar Saud; supermodel Nooray Bhatti, Olympian swimmer Kiran Khan and the inspiration for the film Hussain Shah himself who was thronged by fans and media after the standing ovation at the premiere. The event was managed by the JBnJaws Productions with Public Relations by Amjad Bhatti.

The movie highlights Hussain Shah’s life as a homeless child on the streets of Karachi and how he eventually dominated Asian boxing for nearly a decade. Hussain Shah became the first South Asian to win an Olympic Bronze medal in boxing in 1988. He remains the only Pakistani athlete to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games in more than 50 years. Within a few years after his historic achievement, SHAH was forgotten by the government and media and fell back to a life of abject poverty before vanishing from the public eye completely, joining the ranks of countless forgotten heroes of Pakistan. The film SHAHis a small budget, independent Pakistani film produced by Logos Film & Media, a small team of debutante filmmakers from Lahore with the aim of bringing the incredible story of this Pakistani hero back to its people.

While speaking to press at the premiere the films lead actor Adnan Sarwar said: “I am extremely pleased that the film SHAH is receiving such an overwhelming response from the people of Pakistan. For the most part, it is due to Hussain Shah finally getting the kind of acknowledgement that he deserves. Seeing people walk out of the cinemas with tears in their eyes gives me hope that the treatment that was meted out to SHAH will never be repeated again.”

Samsung Pakistan’s MD, Mr. J.H. Lee said on the occasion, “We are utterly thrilled to be a part of this mega project, as we can foresee that ‘SHAH’ the film, is going to excite the nation and influence countless lives in a positive way. It will instill greater ambitions and passion to overcome life’s demoralizing challenges and emerge as a winner in today’s competitive world. Projects like this are needed to bring positive changes in the nation’s mindset, to help them work hard to realize their true potential and earn respect and honor among the global community.”

For more details, please visit the official SHAH Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SHAHTheFilm.

Meher Najeeb Launched her New Salon in K-Town

After running a successful business, Meher Najeeb inaugurated her eponymous salon at Khayabane-e-Shahbaz, on August 5, 2015. The sheer needed to accommodate more clients and the great demand from her growing clientele, led to inception of this idea.

With a promising experience of over 20 years, Meher is a visionary and a beautician par excellence. She is among best of the best hair stylists and color technicians in Karachi, and has received training from different institutes in the United Kingdom, Paris, United States, and Dubai.

Her new salon has been done up by Yoca, owned by Najmi Bilgrami Corporate Limited, who managed to cater to all their concerns in the most effective and professional manner. This novel project provided a fresh and inspiring perspective on what Meher had envisioned.

Meher’s team involved in the project also boasts of exceptional young talent. It has the most number of senior stylists, ranging from her daughters, Mahin and Iman, who are trained make-up artists from various institutes in London, New York, and Dubai. Others on the team are, Tehmina, who was trained at the renowned Toni and Guy in London and Palwasha, who is also a remarkable make-up artist and hair stylist.

In addition to this, the theme of new Meher salon is inspired by a high end New York loft, something that has never been done before and is different than the typical salons in Karachi. With a fabulous experience and a unique styled salon in the making, Meher’s Salon is also diversifying into other services such as, make-up (bridal and party), and hair and spa treatments (manicure, pedicure, massage, facials).

The PR for the launch of Meher’s Salon was handled by Catalyst PR and Marketing.IMG_5663 Models-styled-by-Meher-Najeeb-1 Moomal-Sheikh

“THE HALLS ARE FILLED WITH THE CAST OF MANTO”

On Thursday, 6th August, Nueplex Cinemas was a ‘Blue Carpet’ affair. The agenda for the evening was GEO Entertainment’s Quarter Launch & first look of MANTO The Film which was set to screen inside the cinema hall.

“MANTO”, presented by Babar Javed, is a GEO Films Production about writer Saadat Hasan Manto played by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, director of Humsafar. The film will depict the life of Manto, and will showcase certain points in his life which spark his inspiration and kalam. Stories about Noor Jehan, played by Saba Qamar, and about the madari (monkey master), played by Mahira Khan, were highlighted and built up the anticipation for the film. The film will also showcase Sania Saeed as Manto’s wife and Nimra Bucha as his parchai, and we will delve into his life and mind set.

Cinema screening at Nueplex included a teaser of a rendition of “MehramDilaan De Mahi”, tribute to poet Shiv Kumar Batavi, performed by MeeshaShafi, acclaimed music artist who was present at the event. The song is soulful, and gave us chills. The singer is shown dressed in a classic black off-shoulder dress while she performs on screen.

The film has music by Ali Sethi, “AahKoChahiye” as well as collaboration with Zeb Bangash“Kya Hoga”; a fun and upbeat tune. Also, Javed Bashir’s “Kon Hai YehGustakh” is full of emotions and is shown alongside Manto’s life story which gives us a fitting story. The final songs were shown as the first look of MANTO the Film.

Alongside MANTO, GEO Entertainment gave the audience a preview of the drama serials which have launched this quarter; these include ‘DilIshq’, ‘Ishqa Waay’, ‘SHE’, and ‘Dua’. GEO, after much backlash, has turned them-selves around. Their dramas have gone up a notch, and bring us stories which are relatable and draw the audience in.

Cast members of GEO & MANTO present at the event included Aijaz Aslam, Sarmad Khoosat, Rabab Hashim, Ushna Shah, Sami Khan, Junaid Khan, Hina Bayat, Nadia Afgan,Meesha Shafi and Nimra Bucha among others.

Zamad Baig, artist behind OSTs of ‘DilIshq’&‘Ishqa Waay’, first Pakistan Idol winner was also present at the event. Other celebrities at this star-studded event included Tapu Javeri, Nausheen Shah, Ekra Fayz, Amna Ilyas, Sarwat Gillani, Gohar Rasheed, Shamoon Abbasi, Hira Tareen, and Ali Safina among others.

Styling was handled by international celebrity stylist Ehtisham Ansari.

Make-up & Hair by N-Pro. Anoushey Ashraf was the official carpet host.

The PR and event was being managed by Phegency PR & Events.

MD FILMS AND HUM FILMS PREMIERED PAKISTAN’S MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE BIN ROYE

Pakistan’s premiere entertainment network, HUM Network organized the red carpet premiere of HUM Films and MD Films debut venture and the most anticipated movie of the year, BIN ROYE here at Nueplex Cinema, Karachi. The Red Carpet premiere was attended by the who’s who of Pakistan’s entertainment landscape, movie buffs, critics, media personnel and large number of fans from across the city.

Following the Red Carpet where fans had fun and “selfie time” with the lead cast, over delectable appetizers, the audiences were treated to viewing the film which was received with great applause and appreciation. With Eveready as its official distribution partner in Pakistan, Bin Roye is co-directed by Momina Duraid and Shahzad Kashmiri and produced by Momina Duraid. Bin Roye is an intertwined story of Saba, a hopeless romantic, driven to obsession by her intense feelings for the man of her dreams, Irtaza who has gone abroad and falls for Saman. In a twist of events, Saman ends up in Pakistan at Saba’s home while searching for her biological parents and develops a strong bond with Saba. Their friendship grows deeper each day, until Irtaza confesses his love for Saman. What follows is a tragic story of regret, remorse and reunion, and a beautiful tale about how love can often bring out the best, and sometimes the worst in us.

Bin Roye – a Momina Duraid and HUM Film — is sure to exceed audiences’ expectations with its engaging script, picture-perfect direction, immaculate production, unforgettable display of acting and soulful melodies. A one-of-its-kind romantic movie in the new wave of Pakistani cinema, it will surely leave an everlasting impact on its audiences round the globe.

Speaking on the occasion, co-director and producer of the movie Momina Duraid said, “Bin Roye is the result of tireless efforts that our team has put in to make a pure drama-genre film. The audience has always loved our work on the small screen and now it is time they taste the flavour of our drama on the silver screen. Bin Roye has great script, fantastic cast, top notch music and an unforgettable display of acting from the lead cast, and will take the audiences on an emotional ride of love, envy, remorse and reunion.”

Duraid Qureshi CEO HUM Network had the following to say about the debut HUM Film: “Bin Roye is the essence of what HUM’s projects are all about – quality acting, love, emotions and drama – which our audiences thoroughly enjoy. We are particularly excited about this project because this is the first time that a Pakistani film will be simultaneously released worldwide. A lot of effort and love have been put into this project and I believe the movie has great potential and will do the Pakistani cinema proud all over the world.”

After the screening of the movie, the lead cast and crew of Bin Roye were invited amid thunderous applause to share their filming experience with the audience. An Eid gift from HUM Network to all its viewers, Bin Roye is based on the bestselling socio-romantic novel Bin Roye Ansoo by the legendary playwright Farhat Ishtiaq. The premiere was managed by HUM Network’s in-house team with Ebuzztoday as an official social media partner. Photography of the event is done by M. Haris armeenakhan-150x150 castbinroye-150x150 mahirakhan-150x150