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Nabeel Qureshi, Hira Mani, Gul-e-Rana and Mani attacked during a drama shoot in Karachi’s PIB Colony


The Law and order situation is getting worst in the city and the media fraternity has become a latest victim of it. Reportedly, director Nabeel Qureshi along with his crew was attacked by a mob in Jamshed Quarters, Martin Road in Karachi’s PIB Colony on Monday night.

Actress Hira Mani, her husband Mani, senior actress Gul-e-Rana and other actors were present on the set when that incident happened. The mobile phones, wallets and filming gear were robbed in the horrific act.

Actor in Law director Nabeel Qureshi tweeted about the incident. He said the mob broke into the house they were shooting, where there were approximately 100 people and “harassed” the women and female actors. He wrote that the mob also beat up the crew and stole mobile phones and equipment.

“I don’t believe this!! Who is responsible? Who will answer for this?” said Mahira Khan in response to Qureshi’s tweet. In reply, the filmmaker told her he cannot believe it himself. He said he is still traumatised over what happened on the set of his upcoming drama.

“We had kids like 6 to 7 years of age, and Hira kept on requesting them to behave from inside the door. They were not listening, they broke the door! It is so disturbing,” said Qureshi.

Hira Mani also took to Instagram to inform her fans about the unfortunate incident, “It was a very unfortunate event to witness today and I wish and pray no one face[s] that ever in their life. I want to thank my team members who fought till the last with the culprits to save us and are in very bad condition in the hospital right now.”

She asked her followers to take a moment to pray for the crew’s speedy recovery.

Child artist Falak Shahzad Khan was also at the filming site at the time of the attack. He also wrote about the incident on Instagram.

Read: Romaisa Khan joins Ayeza and Danish in Saima Akram’s Ramzan special play Chand Tara

“We were at the shoot… they attacked on the team. Got into the house. All of us, Mani, Hira Mani, Nabeel Qureshi, Gul e Rana and Khushi Maheen and other team members were locked in a tiny room. Then the police and Rangers came and we were able to go back home,” Falak wrote.

A FIR against the criminals has been lodged by producer Ali Hussain at the PIB Colony police station. According to the complaint, a group of 40 to 50 men broke down the door and entered the house. They began to yell, curse, and assault the house owner and the film crew. According to the FIR, they came in with sticks, damaged the crew’s equipment, and seriously injured five members of the crew. One of the crew members was hit in the back of the head with a pistol butt.

A 2K light, bulbs, C-stands, avenger stand, 10kg jib weight, set pancake, and cables, as well as three mobile phones, two Vivo and one Sony Xperia, were stolen from the set.

According to the FIR, the house owner, Shakir, was told by his neighbours, Muhammad Ali and his brother Qasim, that the mob was led by them. According to the complaint, three others also assisted Shakir’s neighbours.

Maya Ali and Bilal Ashraf starrer drama, Yunhi, to air on Hum TV this Sunday


Hum TV’s much-awaited serial starring the gorgeous Maya Ali and the dashing Bilal Ashraf is coming to your television screen this Sunday at 8:pm only on Hum TV.

Superstar actor Bilal Ashraf is making his debut on small screen in it. Earlier we have seen him in creating magic on silver screen in projects like Janaan, O21, Yalghaar and Rangreza.

The teasers have already created the hype and fans are eagerly waiting to see their favourite stars in an interesting project.

‘Yunhi’ is a light-hearted romantic serial directed by Muhammad Ehteshamuddin. The serial stars Maya Ali and Bilal Ashraf in the lead roles as Dawood and Kaneez Fatima.

Dawood is a straightforward and simple-minded man, while Kaneez is a strong-headed woman with a unique outlook towards the world. The serial explores the lives of these two characters as they navigate the complexities of society and the challenges of relationships

Read: Sajal Aly replaces Mahira Khan as Veet’s New Brand Ambassador

Along the way, the serial takes a look at cultural differences and challenges in trying to fit in, delving into the human experience in a touching and meaningful way.

The ensemble cast included Behroze Sabzwari, Deepak Perwani, Tazeen Hussain, Tahira Imam, Manzoor Qureshi, Maha Hassan, Khaqan Shahnawaz, Uzma Baig, Saad Faridi, Laiba Khurram and others.

Read: Romaisa Khan joins Ayeza and Danish in Saima Akram’s Ramzan special play Chand Tara

“Yunhi” promises to be a captivating and entertaining watch. Produced by Momina Duraid Productions, the serial is set to air every Sunday at 8 pm.



Romaisa Khan joins Ayeza and Danish in Saima Akram’s Ramzan special play Chand Tara



Social media influencer turned actress Romaisa Khan joins the cast of Saima Akram Chaudhry’s Ramzan play, Chand Tara.

Romaisa updates the fan about her new project by sharing a post of Social Media Portal Entertainment Era mentioning that she is the part of Chand Tara’s team.

Reportedly, the drama features real life couple Ayeza Khan and Danish Taimoor as lead couple. It has been directed by Danish Nawaz and is expected to air on Hum TV in Ramazan.

Read:TikToker Rabeeca Kashif Transformation – from simple girl to a glamorous diva

As per media reports, the drama is on shoot these days however we haven’t seen any BTS pictures surfacing on the internet.

The writer Saima Akram Chaudhry in an earlier social media post revealed that it is not a sequel of any of her previous plays. However, she mentioned that tone of the drama will be light romantic comedy.

Romaisa made her acting debut in  Express Entertainment’s play Noor. She is also making her movie debut in John opposite Aashir Wajahat of Pinjra fame.


Sajal Aly replaces Mahira Khan as Veet’s New Brand Ambassador


What Love Got to Do with it? Actress Sajal Aly has been announced as the new brand ambassador of renowned hair-removal cream brand Veet.

She has replaced The Legend of Maula Jatt star Mahira Khan who was associated with brand for over seven years. Mahira Khan was the first ever brand ambassador of Veet in Pakistan.

Sajal shared the news with her fans through social media where she posted a picture signing the agreement with Veet team.

“Excited to be partnering with @VeetPakistan, a brand that I can resonate with and that has always led by example!✨ Here’s to new beginnings with my #VeetFamily 💕 “, the actress wrote the caption.




Why I think ‘Joyland’ should not be screened in mainstream cinema


Saim Sadiq’s Oscar-nominated film, Joyland, has got permission to screen in a major part of the country but still, there are sections of society that are against its screening at the mainstream cinema halls.

Joyland is a story of a married man who fell in love with a transgender. It shows the problems he faces while winning his love. The film depicts a traditional family, headed by Rana Amanullah, a disabled but strict father. Usman Pirzada’s younger brother Salman Pirzada plays the role. His only wish is that he wants an heir to his family but unfortunately his son, Haider had some other interests. He falls in love with a transgender (Aleena Khan), a stage dancer by profession. The film revolves around the problems of this transgender and her love life. The film also shows the problems trans genders have to face on day to day basis.

On the international level, the film has received a lot of applauds but being a citizen of Pakistan I don’t see the need to promote it on a local level as it is against the basic structure of our society.

Below I list down a few points why I think that the film is not made for Pakistani audiences hence it shouldn’t be screened here.

This movie is an LGBT plus (LGBT+) movie. It is a term used for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Internationally, a lot has been done to secure the rights of the LGBT clan. As far as the country is concerned, it is an Islamic state and here LGBT comes under the category of sin. As a Muslim country, we shouldn’t promote anything which is against our religion. Quran has been very clear on important and core matters in Islam, and among these topics is the practice of homosexuality.

From the Islamic standpoint, homosexuality is a forbidden action; a major sin, and anyone who partakes in it is considered a disobedient servant to Allah that will acquire His displeasure and disapproval. This is clearly stated in the three main sources of the Shariah: The Quran, the Sunnah, and the consensus of all scholars, which extends from the time of the Prophet till today.

Joyland is an offbeat film, its subject matter and treatment are not mainstream. The filmmaker has intelligently used cinematic exposure to normalize the subject. From the first day, he knew his target audience is not the masses. He made it for a selected class that attends film festivals. There was no need to release it in main stream media. If the maker wants he could release it on the OTT platform where he may get acceptance easily.


Amal’s Birthday: Aiman Khan, Muneeb Butt throw a joyful party for daughter


It was Amal’s birthday on Monday, and her celebrity parents, Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt, made all the efforts to make it a memorable day for her.

They threw a lavish birthday party for family and friends at their residence. The adorable Amal looked super cute in Turquoise fairy gown. Mama Aiman chose to wear black outfit for the occasion whereas papa Muneeb preferred to look suave in formal coat.

Read: Sajal Aly to romance Bilal Abbas in Nadeem Baig’s next

Here take a look at the birthday pictures


Amal-Muneeb - Aiman
Amal-Muneeb – Aiman


Sajal Aly to romance Bilal Abbas in Nadeem Baig’s next 


Our favorite O Rangreza jodi Sajal Aly and Bilal Abbas Khan are all set to enthrall us in yet another exciting project helmed by ace director Nadeem Baig. 

Tentatively titled as Kashaf, the upcoming drama is written by actor cum playwright Muhammad Ahmed. It is produced under the banner of Six Sigma Plus Productions, jointly owned by Humayun Saeed and Shahzad Nasib. 

Reportedly, Kashaf is a touching story which is sure to hit the right chords in viewers’ hearts.  

Read: Public opinion on ARY Digital’s the most trending drama “Kaise Teri Khudgarzi”

Sajal and Bilal have worked together in O Rangreza and Khel Khel Mein

The super-innocent jodi of Sajal and Bilal has impressed viewers in Hum TV’s popular drama serial O Rangreza and Nabeel Queshi’s film about youngsters, Khel Khel Mein.

The viewers have always showered their immense love on this beautiful couple and they are looking forward to see them together soon. 

Read: Salma Hasan and Azfar Ali reunite for See Prime’s short video ‘XXL’

The shooting of the drama serial has already kicked off in Karachi and the drama is expected to air on small screen soon. 


Will Bilal Abbas Khan replace Farhan Saeed in ‘Meri Shehzadi Diana’?


Mere Humsafar director Qasim Ali Mureed’s much-hyped project, Meri Shehzadi Diana, is about to undergo a massive change on the casting front.

Speculations are high that the lead actor Farhan Saeed has opted out of the project for the unknown reasons. Dobara star Bilal Abbas Khan is likely to play his part in the script.

The news has come as a big surprise for the fans of Urwa and Farhan as they have been rooting to see the real-life couple back on a small screen. 

The rumors of Urwa and Farhan’s separation have been doing rounds for quite some time. This latest announcement further proves that things aren’t still moving in the right direction.

Urwa Hocane and Farhan Saeed in Meri Shehzadi Diana
Urwa Hocane and Farhan Saeed in Meri Shehzadi Diana

In an earlier interview, Farhan Saeed has made a perplexing statement about working with Urwa Hocane.

He stated that they are working on a project together, but he is unsure if they would collaborate. 

 Another big change in casting  

Rumors mills are in full flow about another major change in the casting process. According to them, Imran Abbas has also replaced by Ali Rehman Khan in Meri Shehzadi Diana. 

Will Bilal Abbas Khan replace Farhan Saeed in 'Meri Shehzadi Diana'?
Will Bilal Abbas Khan replace Farhan Saeed in ‘Meri Shehzadi Diana’?

No official statements have made by Bilal Abbas Khan and Ali Rehman Khan in this regard. Now let’s just wait and see how things unfold in the near future.  

Public opinion on ARY Digital’s the most trending drama “Kaise Teri Khudgarzi”


ARY Digital’s currently aired drama Kaise Teri Khurgarzi has been trending on You Tube since its first episode aired on Television.

Starring Danish Taimoor, Dur-e-Fishan, Noman Aijaz, Hammad Shoaib, Shahood Alvi and Laila Wasti in lead role this drama’s main plot revolves around a son of Business Tycoon, Shamsheer, who falls in love with Mehak, belonging to a middle-class family.

We spoke to viewers to know what they liked the most about the serial. Do you like this drama too? Share your views in comments.

Check out the complete review in YouTube video

Salma Hasan and Azfar Ali reunite for See Prime’s short video ‘XXL’


Our favourite Sab Set Hai couple Salma Hasan and Azfar Ali are working together again. This time their union has happened on the sets of See Prime’s latest short film XXL.

The short film has recently released on the OTT platform and it immediately grabbed the attention of netizens as it features the iconic jodi of television, Salma Hasan and Azfer Ali.

They have worked together after a hiatus of almost two decades. Their last venture together was the cult sitcom, Sub Set Hai, that aired in 2001.

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What’s the story of XXL?

See Prime latest short film, XXL is a story of a teenage girl who is overweight and under continuous scrutiny of her mother who forces her to lose weight.

Tiktoker turned actress Qudsia Ali has played the teenage girl in the film, where as Salma Hasan and Azfar Ali have been playing their parents.

TikToker Qudsia Ali See Prime XXL
TikToker Qudsia Ali See Prime XXL

The short film shows the mental state of a disturbed young girl who is ridiculed by her parents and society for obesity. On the other side, it also shows the dilemma a middle-aged woman who is teased by her husband for an old and stale avatar.

The short film is written by Fatima Faizan and is directed by Danish Behlim.

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Ms. Seemeen Naveed, the executive producer stated “For too long our society has shamed human beings for being the humans they are. There is a lack of tolerance and acceptance and a silent expectedness for females and males to act and look in certain ways. However, these ideals affect one’s mental health in extreme ways. This production aims to highlight the abuse that is involved in shaming humans for the way they look and forcing them to fit into society’s ideals and the consequences that can follow. As with all of SeePrime’s shorts, we hope to provide content that sparks introspection and a positive change in our society.”

Watch the film here: