Karachi (Cliff News)The current COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy for anyone, in particular for the kids. Apart from symptoms and disease, this pandemic has had different effects on kids, including stress, fear, anxiety, and frustration and all the more so for children who need special attention.An actor, a philanthropist and Government of Punjab’s Child Protection and Welfare Bureau’s Ambassador Ahsan Khan has always had a soft spot for children and he always appears to be the main face for children rights.Recently a mom tweeted a video about her kid Raiyan, where he gushes about how much he likes Ahsan Khan and his show “Bol Nights with Ahsan Khan” and that due to coronavirus he can’t meet his favorite superstar.Ahsan Khan reached out to the kid and had a Zoom meeting with him and his mother, they had a very happy talk, Raiyan told Ahsan about his love for games, current load shedding situation and much more.
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Karachi(Cliff News) Taha’s-G latest song ‘Chal‘ is out now, based on a story of his friend, where he speaks about a toxic relationship of a guy with a girl who only approaches the man when she is intoxicated. The man being in love with her doesn’t mind this as he is insanely in love with this woman.With a passion for songwriting and singing running through his veins from an early age, Taha Gurwara’s fervent lyrics and sparkling R&B melodies expose a truly sensitive artist whose soul-shattering vocals have the power to provoke a profound response.In an interview Taha said, “This song is dedicated to all those who are in toxic relationship knowingly but couldn’t save themselves because love is and always was blind”.
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Karachi(Cliff News)Fadia Shaboroz, U.K. based Pakistani,is singing her way to fame and is surely here to stay! A cursory glance at the work of the rising star reveals that the songstress is brimming with immense talent, which has taken her places over the years. From Punjabi to Sufi, Urdu to Hindi, Classical to Pop; there is no musical genre she has not dabbled in!If you are an ardent fan of watching the golden musical evenings of PTV Virsa: Heritage Revived, you might have spotted the versatile voice of Fadia Shaboroz, turning the atmosphere melodious with her earthy vocals.From a very young age, she has harbored a love for singing. After kick-starting her professional music career in 2012, she made a splashing feat as she performed at the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty, the Queen. She represented herself as the first-ever British Artist at the Palace of Westminster in the presence of Lords, MPs and Ministers of Her Majesty’s Government.However, while living in Manchester, she has been passionately expressing her love for Pakistan. She has made us proud by being a cultural ambassador and reciting the national anthem on Pakistan’s Independence Day at various celebrations and flag-bearing ceremonial events hosted by Pakistan High Officials.Her musical covers for Sang e Mar Mar’s OST, Teri Galiyaan, and Raksh e Qamar have gained immense popularity on YouTube and even made waves in India.She has even penned her own tracks ‘Aatish Dil Di’ and ‘Megha Barse’.She is beyond a cover singer. Fadia is a champion of human rights and has been volunteering actively with different communities and charities in the U.K to work for humanity.
Karachi(Cliff News)Yet another on-screen unconventional celebrity couple is all set to hit our screens this month and this time it is the power-packed pair of Ushna Shah and Ahsan Khan, all set to breeze their way in Geo Entertainment’s new drama ‘Bandhay Ek Dour Se’.The story is penned by Faiza Ifthikar of Ranjha Ranjha Kardi fame and is helmed by the star director Ali Faizan. The drama is produced by Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi’s 7th Sky Entertainment.Joining Ahsan Khan and Ushna Shah in the cast are Hina Altaf in a supporting role, Saba Faisal, Saba Hameed, Samina Ahmed, Noor Hassan, Madiha Rizvi, Ali Rizvi, Qavi Khan and many more.The promos of the drama are grabbing eyeballs on social media and the duo has dazzled the viewers with their palpable chemistry in the teaser. Speaking to media about his role in the drama, Ahsan revealed,” My character is of a young, guy-next-door, happy-go-lucky person and he tries to always keep his family united. There is also a love story revolving around him and he tries his best to take it to marriage while connecting two families to it. The character has satire in it which later turns serious and also has an innocence to it.”Ushna Shah also revealed major details about her avatar and we can’t wait to see her in the exciting role.“I play the role of Maheen- the protagonist in the story. She is Umar’s cousin, played by Ahsan Khan. She is a very nice, bubbly, well-mannered girl who is very mature for her age. She lands herself in a situation that is very painful but she has to handle it and maintain her dignity throughout. At the same time, there is a beautiful love and romance she gets involved in.”The leading pair also divulged that the drama will be devoid of clichéd saas-bahu dilemmas and will highlight the sweet and sour life of middle-class households.“If the audience wants to watch a story of a household and families, something very light while also very deep and which we all can connect to, then this drama is for them. It is very casual, light-hearted, and emotional. It is very well-shot and well-written describing issues that happen in common households. If the viewers are looking for entertainment and love old PTV, family-oriented dramas, then this project will take them back in time as it has enjoyable elements that fans will get riveted to,” stated Ahsan.Ushna added the plot will also depict strong unity amongst women that is surely much needed on our television screens.“It will be a whole-hearted Pakistani family drama which will be very entertaining. It is not a typical saas-bahu drama but about love, loyalty, and also about unity amongst women in a household,” revealed Ushna.
Karachi (Cliff News)As Pakistan faces one of its biggest challenges of Covid-19, we stand together with the nation. LUX Style Awards (LSA) has decided to not go ahead with the grand awards ceremony in 2020. We will instead redirect our show funds to partner with the Akhuwat Foundation in order to support the impacted members of our entertainment and fashion industry.While we may not celebrate LSA in all its glory this year, we will find a befitting way to recognize and award the winners of the 19th LUX Style Awards.Asima Haq, the Beauty and Personal Care Director at Unilever Pakistan, said “The LUX Style Awards were conceived 19 years ago, to reward and promote Pakistan’s entertainment and fashion industry. Over the years, thousands of people have supported and worked on making it the most coveted award ceremony of Pakistan. Today, in these tough times, we want to support the members of these industries, whose lives and jobs have been affected by the pandemic.”Amir Paracha, Chairman & CEO of Unilever Pakistan, added “The LUX Style Awards have always stood as one the most esteemed platforms to recognize and celebrate the best in Pakistan’s Entertainment & Fashion Industry. We recognize the impact of this postponement and urge everyone to stay together in strength and spirit.” The stage shall light up again. Till then Stay Safe and Stay Strong!
Karachi(Cliff News)After giving innumerable laudable performances on the small screen, the actor who is known for his versatility Zahid Ahmed signs for the lead role of the upcoming film, ‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’. This marks Ahmed’s debut on the Pakistani silver screen.‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’ features the superstar Zahid Ahmed in the lead role opposite Saba Qamar. The two have appeared together in multiple projects on television in the past. For the film, Ahmed plays the role of a police officer helping a girl who is stuck amidst turmoil. In doing so, he hopes to impress her with a very elaborate lie and that forms the crux of the story. The actor’s last performance for the television drama ‘Ishq Zahenaseeb’ attracted a lot of appreciation. Talking about the film Ahmed opines, “Ghabrana Nahi Hai is a complete family entertainer with subtle, yet impactful social messages built cleverly into the script. I am excited about my debut on the silver screen and am also thankful to the producers Jamil Baig and Hassan Zia for believing in me and giving me this solid opportunity.”‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’ is produced by Jamil Baig, who is already recognized for his massive contribution in the revival of Pakistani cinema, by establishing the largest state of the art multiplex chain in the country, Nueplex Cinemas, and by co producing multiple films under the banner, Excellency Productions. Along with Jamil Baig, Hassan Zia is also co producing the film, he has produced several successful films and tele-dramas in the past two decades. The film is written by Mohsin Ali and directed by Saqib Khan. The star cast also includes Syed Jibran, Nayar Ejaz, Sohail Ahmed and Afzal Khan.Keeping the cast and crews’ health and safety in mind amidst the pandemic; the shoot of the film came to a pause as well. Other than ‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’, Zahid Ahmed is also producing content for his YouTube channel. The date of his film release and more details of each project will be disclosed at a later date.
Karachi(Cliff News)Pakistani star Raafay Israr, known for his successful debut single ‘SAJNI’ and his spectacular live performances all over the country, has come out with a beautiful track ‘Wajah kia thi’.The song is sung and composed by Raafay himself. The video features Noor Hassan and Azeekah Daniel. It has been directed by Syed Ramish and produced by Mahnoor Sheikh. This video has a very basic concept based on our society’s reality. It focuses on how status, caste, parents’ choices, egos, etc are often responsible for wrong decisions for life-partners. He has dedicated this song to all his fans who have been in a similar situation at some point in their life.”Says Israr, “I usually plan a song and then the lyrics start to come naturally to me, but this song was unplanned. Wajah kia thi is a completely different song from what I have ever done before.” A sad, mellow song, it has been garnering amazing response all over media. He adds, “This song holds a very special place in my heart because I usually compose the song first and then make my friends and fans hear it. This time people heard it live on the guitar when a few months ago while waiting somewhere I was humming and strumming this song, not realizing that people around me stopped by to hear it. They immediately told me that this should be my next song, so that’s when I decided to work on it and began to compose it!” It may be noted that Israr is a singer, songwriter and performer who launched his career in April 2018, with the hit song Sajni. He began singing and learned the guitar at a very young age and started performing in his school shows where he was mentored by the legendary Benjamin Sisters.
Karachi(Cliff News)Pakistani rising star Raafay Israr, known for his successful debut single ‘SAJNI’ and his spectacular live performances all over the country, has come out with a beautiful track ‘Wajah kia thi’.The song is sung and composed by Raafay himself. The video features Noor Hassan and Azeekah Daniel. It has been directed by Syed Ramish and produced by Mahnoor Sheikh. This video has a very basic concept based on our society’s reality. It focuses on how status, caste, parents’ choices, egos, etc are often responsible for wrong decisions for life-partners. He has dedicated this song to all his fans who have been in a similar situation at some point in their life.”Says Israr, “I usually plan a song and then the lyrics start to come naturally to me, but this song was unplanned. Wajah kia thi is a completely different song from what I have ever done before.” A sad, mellow song, it has been garnering amazing response all over media. He adds, “This song holds a very special place in my heart because I usually compose the song first and then make my friends and fans hear it. This time people heard it live on the guitar when a few months ago while waiting somewhere I was humming and strumming this song, not realizing that people around me stopped by to hear it. They immediately told me that this should be my next song, so that’s when I decided to work on it and began to compose it!”
It may be noted that Israr is a singer, songwriter and performer who launched his career in April 2018, with the hit song Sajni. He began singing and learned the guitar at a very young age and started performing in his school shows where he was mentored by the legendary Benjamin Sisters.
Karachi(Cliff News)Umair Jaswal attended the first-ever Pakistan International Screen Awards 2020 at the Coca-Cola Arena located in City Walk, Dubai. The star performer had the audience fascinated as he rocked the whole show through and through.The show started with an incredible upbeat track, just to get the audience going. Umair came out wearing ripped jeans paired with a t-shirt, sunglasses and an epic statement jacket with an electric guitar. We got old king of rock n roll, ‘Elvis Presley’, vibes. His powerful voice took over the whole theatre. The screens switched turning up the entertainment in full swing. The performance was more than just a mini-concert, it was a whole experience. Jaswal’s performance truly embodied the Rockstar demeanor; he jumped around all over the stage and sang closer to the front row for audience engagement.The main focal point of the performance was of course, Jaswal himself singing several different tracks including his goose bump inducing song ‘Chal Raha hoon’, leaving the audience awe-struck and having the crowd cheering all around. The performance was truly a sight to see, however, his voice was unmatched, reaching every note on point. Finally, the cherry on top of the whole show was that the Rockstar won the PISA 2020 award for ‘Best Song’ for his original track ‘Chal Raha Hoon’, a well-deserved win, we couldn’t think of anyone more worthy of the award, as he had made a huge effort to bring the song to life.Apart from the show, Umair Jaswal has multiple projects in pipeline, details of which will be disclosed at a later date.