Mikaal Zulfiqur and his team ready to rule the Box Office on Eid-ul-Fitr

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There wouldn’t be an exaggeration to state that Mikaal Zulfiqar is simply one of the most talented and biggest stars of our Pakistani entertainment industry.From modeling to acting to TV commercials, this good looking lad has done it all. Today, Mikaal Zulfiqar is known as one of the most versatile and highest paid actors of Pakistani entertainment industry. From doing serious roles in dramas like Mein Sitaraand Shehr-e-Zaat to showing great comic timing in Ufone commercials, there is hardly anything that Mikaalcannot do. This Eid-ul-Fitr MikaalZulfiqar will be seen on the silver screen once again in the mega budgeted rom-com Na Band Na Baraati. So today we just decided to take a trip down the memory lane and focus on the achievements of this magnificent star.It was his good looks that first caught the attention of the team of Abrar-ul-Haqwho casted him in the singer’s music video for Sanu Tere Naal Pyar Ho Gya. After that Mikaal Zulfiqar never looked back. He went on to feature in multiple music videos of numerous famous artists. After featuring in a number of music videos, posing for various brands and walking the ramp for all the movers and shakers of the modeling world,Mikaal Zulfiqar established his name as a bankable and reputable model of the Pakistani entertainment industry.In 2007, Mikaal Zulfiqar decided to enter into the acting world and made his movie debut with the Pakistani movie,The Godfather which was a big hit upon its release. Before Fawad Khan, MahiraKhan, Saba Qamar or Ali Zafar, it wasMikaal who went on to work inBollywood. In late 2007 to early 2008, he made his Bollywood debut with the movie ‘Shoot on Sight’ which was an English language film made by thecollaboration between the cinemas ofIndia and United Kingdom. Zulfiqar was featured in the movie along with some big names like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Pori, Sadie Frost, and Brian Cox. In 2015, he played an important role in the super hit Akshay Kumar movie ‘Baby’.Mikaal’s TV career started in 2009 with the hit Pakistani drama Saiqa then he went on to do a list of ratings hit dramas as lead actor like Pani Jaisa Piyar, KuchPyar Ka Pagalpan, Jal Pari, Shehr-e-Zaat,Talafi, Saat Pardon Mein, Mirat Ul Uroos,Sangat, Sang-e-Mar Mar and others. He won the Hum Best Actor Award forMuhabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai, Mein Sitaraand Diyar-e-Dil in 2015 and 2016 respectively. In 2017; he was highly appreciated for his role in the hit dramaAlif Allah Aur Insaan. Now there are whispers in the industry that Mikaal will become the first Pakistani actor to feature in a Hollywood movie and we seriously can’t wait for that to happen.Early this year in March 2018, his performance was immenselyappreciated in the hit drama AkhriStation and he had a special appearance in the hit movie Cake. Now he is gearing up for his Eid release which is the rom-com Na Band Na Baraati. Zulfiqar plays the lead role in the movie opposite newcomer Nayab Khan. The movie’s plot revolves around a typical Pakistani family living in Toronto.It has been heard that the movie is all set to rock the Pakistani entertainment box office collections on this Eid-ul-Fitrand give tough timing to other Eidreleases.Na Band Na Baraati is directed by Pakistani actor/director MahmoodAkhtar and produced by Zain Farooqi. Famous Indian writer Harish Kumar Patel has written the script of the movie while Zashko Entertainment is releasing the movie. The movie also stars newcomer Shayan Khan, Komal Farooqi,Atiqa Odho, Ali Kazmi and Qavi Khan in key roles.

Woot Events brings Pakistan’s 1st ever 7 day Eid Souk


Karachi (Cliff News)Woot Events brings Pakistan’s first ever 7-day Eid Souk for the shopaholics and foodies of the city of Karachi. The Eid Souk is a one-stop arena that offers everything under one roof; fashion, food, and fun. Eid Souk entails the display of fashion brands from couture to streetwear, exhibitors showcasing handicrafts, home accessories and even furniture. One can find a variety of beauty products, handbags, shoes, jewelry and other accessories.The opening night of the event was attended by many celebrities and socialites along with the cast of Na Band Na Baraati. People start coming in right after iftar and enjoy the air-conditioned marquees in this humid Karachi weather and later have the delicious eateries in the food area.


Some of the major fashion brandsexhibiting at the Eid Souk are HSY,Zaheer Abbas, Wardha Saleem, ThePinkTree Company, Alkaram, Lulusar,Boheme by Kanwal, Tarzz, Macrame, SNL by Sofia Naveed Lari, Dilara, AnumJung, Chaap Tilak, Zubia Motiwala, Z.S Textiles, Silver Linings, Threads & Motifs and many more. Other than that, NadiaChottani, Ovolo, Silk Avenue, Luxe, Tens, Chapter 13, Stance, Essential Element,Miniso, Tali, and Ornamente are the brands one need to look for accessories, handbags, shoes, and jewelry. For a perfect makeup fix MUD – Make-upDesignory, Glam up, ZeroMakeup byNabilas and other makeup brands are there to cater all the needs.A separate area is designated for all the renowned food brands where you can devour scrumptious and mouthwatering food of all kinds including Hoagies, Cosmopolitan, DelFrio. Mehran Sajji, Bombay Chowpatty, Bun Ka Baap,Barasinga Juice Bar, White Biryani,PizzaOne, Big Thick Burgerz, D’oh, Scream, Chips N Dips, Refuel, 80Teas, Bombay Choc and Nuts, and Truck Adda- a UAE-based restaurant debuting in Pakistan only at the Eid Souk.A massive play area spread over 10,000sq.ft. is put together for children. From the biggest jumping castles to train rides, zorb balls, sumo wrestling and so much more. Eid Souk also has a gaming area for the adults, where they can enjoy arcade games, carrom, etc.Eid Souk is a complete family package with entry free for all. This is one of a kind event and the people are already in love with the ambiance, products and the environment at Eid Souk.The 7-day event is happening at the Global Marquees (next to FTC) from 9th June till Chand Raat from 6:00 p.m. till 1:00 a.m, where you can experience shopping, food and fun like never before.



Na Band Na Baraati ready to hit cinemas on Eid ul Fitr

Karachi (Cliff News)Since the day the first teaser of the rom-com Na Band Na Baraati hit the TV screens and social media platforms, fans have been desperately waiting for the release of the movie. So today finallywe have a good news for all the Pakistani movie lovers that Na Band NaBaraati is releasing on Eid-ul-Fitr this year. That means we just have to wait for barely 15-20 days now.The rom-com has been in the limelight for all the right reasons and there are a number of reasons that why theaudience has been eagerly waiting forNa Band Na Baraati. First, it is the movie debut of the multi-talented Shayan Khan. Second, the plot of the movie is quite unique and the Pakistani audience hasn’t seen something of this magnitude in recent times. Third, not only Na Band Na Baraati features young blood with the likes of Shayan Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar,Nayab Khan, Komal farooqi and AliKazmi but the movie also features some of the most veteran Pakistani artists likeQavi Khan, Azra Mohiuddin and AtiqaOdho. Four, the music is fresh anduplifting. Neither it is too Bollywoodishnor too old school Lollywood. The music has the perfect sound for the modern day Pakistani cinema goer.We decided to contact ZashkoEntertainment to confirm the movie release date. The representatives ofZashko Entertainment told us, “Yes, we are releasing the movie on Eid-ul-Fitr as the fans have been asking for it. Plus, asEid-ul-Fitr is simply one of the biggest occasions in Pakistan, so we also thought it would be better to release the movie on a festive season. So Na Band Na Baraati is our Eid gift or Eidi for all the Pakistani movie lovers”.IMG-20180531-WA0005We also contacted Jellyfish PR agency which is responsible for all the marketing and PR activities of Na Band Na Baraati. The team members of Jellyfish were definitely excited but told us that it is a lot of work but they are working day and night to pull this off successfully.Na Band Na Baraati revolves around atypical desi Pakistani family living in Toronto and the family is in the midst of organizing wedding for their sons. The movie is a full-fledged entertainer with an ensemble cast, unique storyline, picturesque locations, light hearted comedy, foot tapping music and has all the ingredients of a perfect masala Pakistani entertainer. The movie is releasing on Eid-ul-Fitr and we can’tthank the makers enough for it.