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Saba Qamar-starrer Hindi Medium to have sequel?

(Web Desk) – After the success of Hindi Medium, the producers are all-set to make the sequel of the movie starring Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar, reports said. Indian media reported that Saba Qamar and Irrfan Khan are likely to be retained in their original roles for the movie. There may be a surprise addition of their daughter all grown …

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In pictures: Mystic Music Sufi Festival opens in Lahore

The three-day festival features performers, singers and musicians from all corners of the country. Photo: OINN (Web Desk) – As many as 400 performers are taking part in the 16th Mystic Music Sufi Festival which commenced on Friday at the Alhamra Cultural Complex in Lahore. The three-day festival features performers, singers and musicians from all corners of the country. Organised …

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Del Toro to lead jury of Venice film festival

ROME (AFP) – Director Guillermo del Toro, whose latest film “The Shape of Water” is tipped to win big at the Oscars, will chair the Venice Film Festival jury, organisers announced Monday. “Venice is a window to world cinema and the opportunity to celebrate its power and cultural relevance,” the Mexican director said. “The Shape of Water”, a Cold War-set …

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Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: Renowned television and radio artist Qazi Wajid passed away here on Sunday. The deceased’s family said the 75-year-old veteran actor was admitted to a hospital on Saturday night after his health deteriorated. According to Wajid’s brother, he had a high fever last night after which he was taken to a hospital. Hospital officials said Wajid had pain in his …

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Priyanka Chopra says wanted to get married since age 12

Priyanka Chopra is one dedicated and talented actress; not only that, she is among that handful of actors who proved her mettle at a young age. The actress in a recent tête-à-tête interview said that these days she is overcoming personal life woes. She said that she was earlier in a very committed relationship, however, since a year she has …

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Shah Rukh Khan crosses 33 million followers on Twitter

MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan reached a social media milestone on Sunday when he crossed 33 million followers on Twitter. To thank his followers, Khan posted a video on his Twitter account in which he is seen wearing a tuxedo. “I thought every time we reach a big number I should always do something special for you. But normally I don’t …

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Robin Williams’ death linked to rise in copycat suicides

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Suicide rates in the United States spiked almost 10 percent following the death in 2014 of actor Robin Williams, and spiked even more among men and those who ended their lives, like Williams, by suffocation, according to a study published on Wednesday. The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS One, found that in the five …

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David Beckham stars in short film to tell world “Malaria must die”

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British soccer legend David Beckham put his star-power to use on Wednesday in a bid to reinvigorate the fight against malaria under the slogan “Malaria must die – so millions can live”. The retired athlete joined ranks in a campaign by Malaria No More UK, a British charity, to star in a short film in which …

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After Padmaavat, film made on Queen of Jhansi’s life faces opposition in India

Another Bollywood film seems to have fallen prey to the wrath of extremist Hindu groups in India after the Padmavat fiasco. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, starring Kangana Ranaut as the queen, is facing allegations of “distorting” history and having objectionable scenes involving Kangana, India Today reported. The film is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai and shows the …

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Virat Kohli, Ranveer Singh react to Anushka’s horror ‘Pari’ teaser

After an agonising wait, the makers of Anushka Sharma-starrer ‘Pari’ have released a spooky teaser of the film, and it’s enough to chill your bones. The horror teaser also scared fellow Bollywood star Ranveer Singh out of his wits, as seen from his comments on Anushka’s Instagram post. Pari is Anushka Sharma’s third production with her company Clean Slate Films. …

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