“English is Everything,” Saba Qamar’s Bollywood debut Hindi Medium!

The official trailer of upcoming Bollywood film “Hindi Medium” is out now. The film is directed by Saket Chaudhary, and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, and Dinesh Vijan, under the production of Maddock Film Production.

Its Bollywood debut of talented and ravishing Pakistani Saba Qamar. She’s playing lead opposite Irrfan Khan.

The story is based on true events and revolves around the parents (Irrfan Khan & Saba Qamar) of Prya, who want their daughter’s admission in Hi-Fi school, because they think if piya will study in government school so couldn’t speak English, and society won’t accept her. So finally they go to a private school for the admission of their daughter, and after looking at the building of School they comment that is it 5-star hotel or school?

Then the climax occurs, and the story becomes change with the dialogue,
There is no English language in this country, there is a class! And to enter in this class, there is no other way except to study in Hi-Fi school.”

The trailer shows that the film have a roller coaster of comedy along with strong message that director want to convey.

I must say, I’m super excited for film because the story has really touched the heart, looking forward for its release on 12th May 2017, across world.

Here’s the trailer of the film,

Nominations’ List of 16th Lux Style Awards!

The 16th edition of Lux Style Awards (LSA) is going to be held on 19th of April, 2017 in Karachi. LSA 2017 has announced nominations for its 16th edition.including Fashion, Film, Music, and Television.

Here is the complete list of nominations.

 

FASHION

Model of the Year (Female)

Amna Babar

Anam Malik

Rabia Butt

Sadaf Kanwal

Zara Abid

 

Model of the Year (Male)

Aimal Khan

Hasnain Lehri

Jahan-e-Khalid

Shahzad Noor

Waleed Khalid

 

Best Fashion Photographer

Abdullah Haris

Ali Hasan

Guddu Shani

Nadir Feroz Khan & Maha Burney at NFK Photography

Shahbaz Shazi

 

Best Hair and Make-up Artist

Natasha Khalid

Omayr Waqar

Saima Rashid Bargfred

Shammal Qureshi

Shazia Rashid

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

Coco by Zara Shahjahan

Generation

Khaadi

Sana Safinaz

Sapphire

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

Mahgul

Sana Safinaz

Sania Maskatiya

Shamaeel Ansari

Shehla Chatoor

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal

Ali Xeeshan

Elan

Faraz Manan

Mahgul

The House of Kamiar Rokni

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn

Elan

Faraz Manan

Sana Safinaz

Shehla Chatoor

Zara Shahjahan

 

Best Menswear Designer

Ahmed Bham

Amir Adnan

Hassan Sheheryar Yasin

Ismail Farid

Nauman Arfeen

 

Best Emerging Talent

Aashna Khan – Photographer

Giti Ara – Model

Hira Shah – Model

Imaan Madani – Model

The Pink Tree Company – Designer

 

 FILM

Best Film

Actor in Law

Dobara Phir Se

Ho Mann Jahaan

Janaan

Mah-e-Mir

 

Best Film Actress

Mahira Khan for Ho Mann Jahaan

Mehwish Hayat for Actor in Law

Sabar Qamar for Lahore Se Aagey

Sajal Ali for Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai

Sanam Saeed for Bachaana

 

Best Film Actor

Ashar Azeem for Maalik

Fahad Mustafa for Actor in Law

Fahad Mustafa for Mah-e-Mir

Mohib Mirza for Bachaana

Yasir Hussain for Lahore Se Aagey

 

Best Film Director

Anjum Shehzad for Mah-e-Mir

Asim Raza for Ho Mann Jahaan

Azfar Jafri for Janaan

Mehreen Jabbar for Dobara Phir Se

Nabeel Qureshi for Actor in Law

Wajahat Rauf for Lahore Se Aagey

 

Best Supporting Actress

Hania Aamir for Janaan

Saboor Ali for Actor in Law

Sanam Saeed for Dobara Phir Se

Sonya Jehan for Ho Mann Jahaan

Tooba Siddiqui for Dobara Phir Se

 

Best Supporting Actor

Ali Kazmi for Dobara Phir Se

Ali Rehman Khan for Janaan

Manzar Sehbhai for Mah-e-Mir

Om Puri for Actor in Law

Shehryar Munawar for Ho Mann Jahaan

 

Best Singer (Male) – Film

Arman Malik for Janaan Title Track (Janaan)

Asrar for Funkaran (Actor in Law)

Atif Aslam for Dil Dancer (Actor in Law)

Rajab Ali for Yeh Dhuan (Mah-e-Mir)

Shafqat Amanat Ali for Piya Dekhan Ko (Mah-e-Mir)

 

Best Singer (Female) – Film

Aima Baig for Kalabaaz Dil (Lahore se Aagey)

Haniya Aslam for Dobara Phir Se (Dobara Phir Se)

Masooma Anwer for Naina Roye (Maalik)

Shreya Ghoshal for Janaan Title Track (Janaan)

Zeb Bangash for Dil Pagla (Ho Maan Jahaan)

 

MUSIC

Album of the Year

Book of Sibt by Sibti

Indus Raag 2 by Shareef Awan

Na Bhulana by Uzair Jaswal

Peheli by Mooro

You by The Sketches

 

Song of the Year

Baarish by Tonight Us and Jimmy Khan

Haiyyah from The Book of Sibt by Sibti

Khak Nasheen by Chand Tara Orchestra

Khaki Banda by Umair Jaswal and Ahmed Jahanzeb

Saaiyan by Quratulain Baloch

 

Best Music Video Director

Abdullah Haris for Sag-e-Ali by Asrar

Aisha Linea Akhtar & Shahbaz Shigri for Le Chaloon by Salman Shaukat

Kamal Khan for Ho Jao Azad by Zoe Viccaji

Kamal Khan for The Desert Journey by D/A Method

Shahab Qamar for Hero by Naseer & Shahab

 

Best Emerging Talent

Basit Ali for Vocals in Anokha Ladla

Bilal Nasir Khan (Rudoh) for Tales for Scrap

Hamza Akram Qawwal for Khuddi

Natasha Baig for Janaan

Shehroz Hussain for Sitaar in Anokha Ladla

 

 

TELEVISION

 Best TV Play

Besharam on ARY Digital

Dillagi on ARY Digital

Mann Mayal on Hum TV

Mein Sitara on TV One

Udaari on Hum TV

 

Best TV Actor

Ahsan Khan for Udaari

Faisal Qureshi for Bheegi Palkien

Humayun Saeed for Dillagi

Noman Ejaz for Dampukth

Zahid Ahmed for Besharam

 

Best TV Actress

Maya Ali for Mann Mayal

Mehwish Hayat for Dillagi

Saba Qamar for Besharam

Saba Qamar for Mein Sitara

Sajal Ali for Gul-e-Rana

 

Best TV Director

Ehtishaamuddin for Udaari

Farooq Rind for Besharam

Haseeb Hasan for Mann Mayal

Kashif Nisar for Dampukth

Nadeem Baig for Dillagi

 

Best TV Writer

Faiza Iftikhar for Dillagi

Farhat Ishtiaq for Udaari

Sameera Fazal for Mann Mayal

Sarwat Nazeer for Besharam

Zafar Mairai for Dampukth

 

Best Original Sound Track

Sun Yara by Damia Farooq  (ARY Digital) (Producer: Six Sigma Productions)

Udaari by Hadiqa Kiyani  (HUM TV) (Producer: Momina Duraid, Haisaam Hussain and Shahzad Kashmiri)

Hatheli by Nabeel Shaukat (HUM TV) (Producer: Moomal Shunaid, Moomal Entertainment)

Mann Mayal by Quratulain Baloch (HUM TV) (Producer: Momina Duraid, Samina Humayun Saeed, Tariq Shah, Sana Shahnawaz)

Yeh Ishq by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (ARY Digital) (Producer: Big Bang Productions)

Complete Winners’ List of Oscars 2017!

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The 89th Academy Awards, celebrated the best of the best names in the film industry. The award ceremony was held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Casey Affleck won the Best Actor Award for “Manchester by the Sea” while Emma Stone won the Best Actress Award for “La La Land.”

The end of the ceremony was bit disappointing when film “La La Land” was declared as best film, but suddenly it was announced that there was an error, and the best film awards goes to “Moonlight.”

Well, here’s the complete list of the winners,

Best Film

Moonlight

Best Actor

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Actress

Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Director

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis (Fences)

Best Original Screenplay

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)

Best Cinematography

Linus Sandgren (La La Land)

Best Original Score

Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Best Original Song

Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land)

Best Sound Editing

Sylvain Bellemare (Arrival)

Best Foreign Language Film

Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman)

Best Film Editing

John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best Visual Effects

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book)

Best Production Design

David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds Wasco (La La Land)

Best Sound Mixing

Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best Documentary Feature

Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow (O.J.: Made in America)

Best Animated Film

Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer (Zootopia)

Best Animated Short Film

Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer (Piper)

Best Documentary Short Subject

Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara (The White Helmets)

Best Live Action Short Film

Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy (Sing)

Best Costume Design

Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them)

Best Make-Up

Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson (Suicide Squad)

 

Mahira Khan is all set to comeback fromVerna

Mahira Khan, who is one of the most talented, charming and an amazing Pakistani actress, and popularly known for her incredible acting skills. She gave her debut from the film Bol, and now after 5 years, she is all set to comeback from the film Verna.

The man who is credited for the revival of Pakistani cinema, is all set for a comeback. After the blockbusters like Bol and Khuda Ke Liye, ready to give another blockbuster Verna. Yes, I’m talking about one of the brilliant Pakistani director, none other than Shoaib Mansoor. Who himself has written, and will direct his upcoming film Verna, under his banner SHOMAN Productions.

While talking about the film, actress Mahira Khan revealed,

“Well, I think the whole journey now would be very different. My part in Bol was small and also my first ever acting experience. I was nervous but I was carefree, enjoying my time on set with the kids who played my brother and sisters. When Shoaib Sahab called me after five years this time and told me the story, I knew I’d be challenged as an actor.”

On announcing his next film, director Shoaib Mansoor stated,

“This film is being made by a man of Pakistan, to urge the men of the world to listen to women. It will encourage women to speak up. Khuda ke liye bol verna…”

Sultana Siddiqui, President HUM Network said,

“We at HUM are very happy to have signed up as distributors for Shoaib Mansoor’s film Verna. He is a brilliant director and his views on subjects that are close to our hearts as well, are similar. Shoaib’s films are commercial but at the same time focus on topics that carry a strong message.”

She further said,

“We’re hopeful that this film will be even more successful than his previous ones.”

The film is expected to release on Eid-ul-Fitr 2017.

Jeewan Hathi is all set to release

The trailer of upcoming Pakistani film Jeewan Hathi was officially revealed on 30th September, in Karachi, by Matteela Films & Footprint Entertainment at an exclusive event with the cast of the movie along with the press, media and bloggers.

The movie is directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi and written by Faseeh Bari Khan and is produced by Mazhar Zaidi and Shailja Khejriwal, under the banner of Mattela Films Company.

The cast includes Hina Dilpazeer (Popularly known as “MOMO”), Naseeruddin Shah, Kiran Tabeer, Fawad Khan, Samiya Mumtaz and Adnan Jaffer.

Jeewan Hathi is a black comedy, and is all about the race of TRPs in television industry of Pakistan that how the owners cross all the limits just for the ratings of show, and these all presents in such a comedy way.

The story is about an ideal, loving, lower middle class couple’s marriage is on the edge of collapse when they find themselves part of a TV game show, and attracted by the prize of an enormous screen.

While talking about the press meet-up, director Meenu Gaur said,

“We have worked really hard on the movie and the credit goes to our entire team for working hard day and night. This thriller/comedy movie is an attempt by our team to entertain the audience and we hope the people who visit the cinema would enjoy every bit of the movie.”

While talking about the press meet-up, actress Hilna Dilpazeer said,

“I’m playing a role of morning show host and my husband owns the TV channel where I work.”

She further said,

“He changes my show timings to the late night slot and tries to give the morning show to his girlfriend. I do protests and many different things to increase the ratings of my late night show. It’s an amazing comedy and that’s why I signed the film.”

The movie is all set to release on 4th November, 2016 across Pakistan. Here are the pictures from the press meet-up of upcoming movie Jeewan Hathi.