June 25, 2018
By Instep Desk

Fawad Khan, seen here with Ali Zafar and Maya Ali, speaking onstage during the music launch of Teefa in Trouble in Lahore.The film and music fraternity, along with Ali Zafar’s family and friends were seated front row for Teefa in Trouble’s music launch in Lahore this past week. One could see Fawad Khan, Ali Azmat, Resham, Hadiqa Kiani and others in attendance. All of whom had come to support Zafar with the film that is being touted to have many firsts. It is the first Pakistani film shot in the rather far locality of Poland, Warsaw. It will also be the directorial debut of Ahsan Rahim, who has done many of Ali Zafar’s music videos but...


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Radhika Apte, Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Sacred Games.July is just a few days away and there is a long list of TV shows and movies that are coming to Netflix. From movies to TV shows, Netflix will definitely keep you hooked this July. While you’ll see new seasons of a few shows, be ready to bid farewell to Bring It On and Lethal Weapons films. Here are some of the classic favourites, plus new original movies and TV shows the streaming service is bringing forward next month.As far as movies are concerned, July 1st will see the classic, Happy Gilmore land on the streaming service. This is one of Adam Sandler’s best movies in...


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SomeWhatSuper, a Lahore-based music duo featuring Talha Dar and Feroze Faisal, made a mark with the song ‘Bandook’ many moons ago. Having produced Abid Brohi’s ‘The Sibbi Song’ that was a part of Patari Tabeer, they have not looked back. In a recent interview with Red Bull, the duo spoke about the EDM scene in Pakistan and their upcoming record, among other things. Speaking about EDM and its existence in Pakistani music, Feroze Faisal noted, “It isn’t as if there wasn’t an existing EDM scene within the country, it’s just that it was a miniscule one. Nazia Hassan, Sajjad Ali and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, to name a few, had...


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One of the most prestigious award ceremonies that honour creativity in advertising, Cannes Lions 2018 recently took place from June 18 till June 22. The festival holds special significance for Pakistan as BBDO Pakistan, a renowned advertising company, brought two trophies home for its campaign called The Bridal Uniform, amidst over 32,000 entries from around the world.Put together in collaboration with Ali Xeeshan Theatre Studio, the campaign for UN Women aimed to raise awareness on the prevalent issue of child marriage by hijacking the Bridal Couture Week in Lahore.This is the third time in a row that BBDO has won the award and it is the...


By Omair Alavi

The Eid holiday is over but it has left the audience with more highlights to remember than lowlights. Be it the impressive acting of some of the actors or the finely written script, the audience got the value of their money, and so did the critics. Even though the four films released during this period were of different genres and were made by directors belonging to different schools of thought, they did leave some lasting impressions, five of which are presented below. Nadeem Baig’s powerful performanceNot many veteran actors get a chance to show their talent in Pakistan, once they go past 70 years of age. However, Nadeem Baig was at his...


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The iconic supermodel and British Vogue’s contributing editor, Naomi Campbell, who was honored at the CFDA Awards earlier this month with the Fashion Icon award, shared her views earlier this week at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Naomi Campbell, who is working on a platform for emerging African designers, praised the progress fashion has made in being inclusive, but called out luxury and beauty brands for not keeping up the pace. She also said that the continent should have a Vogue of its own. “Aside from Tiger Woods and maybe one other, you never see a person of colour in a watch campaign or in the duty...


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Rumours had it that Mehwish Hayat would be essaying the role of Benazir Bhutto in a biopic that is in the making. However, nothing concrete had been announced on the subject, nor did the actor confirm anything. However, in a recent Instagram post, the actor has hinted at “giving life to her story” soon.On account of Bhutto’s birth anniversary recently, Mehwish took to social media and shared a picture while reading a book on Bhutto’s life. “Today would have been Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s 65th birthday,” she captioned. “It is an ideal time to reflect on her undoubted achievements. I have never really been a political...


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We are just a week away from the release of Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju, in which Ranbir Kapoor will be essaying the role of the living legend and veteran Bollywood actor. While Ranbir has been receiving accolades from all ends for his epic portrayal of Sanjay Dutt in the teasers and trailer that have come out so far, we recently learnt that he wasn’t the first choice to play this rather controversial character. Instead, it was Ranveer Singh whom the film’s producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra wanted to cast.Reflecting on Chopra’s statement in a recent interview with a tabloid, Ranbir Kapoor said, “I don’t know about his regrets and anything...


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The most anticipated movie of the year, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2, directed by Nadeem Baig, is scheduled to release this Eid-ul-Fitr. The movie features Humayun Saeed, Sarwat Gilani, Uzma Khan, Vasay Chaudhry and Ahmed Ali Butt, who will be reprising their roles, while some new faces such as Fahad Mustafa, Mawra Hocane and Kubra Khan have also joined the cast. Moreover, heartthrob Fawad Khan and a few Indian actors including Kanwaljit Singh and Andaz Apna Apna actor Shehzad Khan will have cameo roles in JPNA2.Fans are all geared up for the official trailer of the adventure comedy that will be released on June 25. It is also been reported that...