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Fraud Drama Review: Mahmood Aslam stole the limelight as a protective father

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Ary digital drama Fraud made an impressive start with a power packed performances by Mahmood Aslam , Adnan Samad and Saba Qamar.

Super impressed with #Fraud – heads off to Zanjabeel Asim for jotting down an intriguing story and #Saqib Khan marvellous execution made it an interesting watch.

The first episode touched my heart – Mahmood Aslam stole the limelight with an amazing act – baap ki shafqaat, ek Bhai Ka pyar aur rishto Ka taqadus kaise maintain rakhna hai koi in se sekhe.

 

Mahmood Aslam in Fraud

One side he made sure to facilitate his widow sister with all neccessities of life but when it came to his daughter he simply couldn’t compromise on her happiness.

And for him the happiness of his daughter lies in money 💸

“Mein apni Betiyan Nokri Paisha Larko ko Nahin de Sakta”

Saba Qamar as an obidedent daughter is ready to sacrifice her love. In the first episode, she didnt get a lot of screen-time but even in brief appearance she left a mark in a simplistic next door girl avatar.

Saba Qamar & Adnan Samad Khan in Fraud
Saba Qamar & Adnan Samad Khan in Fraud

The underrated actor Adnan Samad as Naiel grabbed our attention. He performed his part with sincerity and it was obvious in his act. He proposed Maya with ease and the way he expressed his feelings showed his command over the craft. The beauty of that scene lied in its simplicity – both actors didn’t go overboard with the expressions and kept it real with simple emotions.

The highlight of the episode for me was the conversation between Adnan Samad and Mahmood Aslam – is main ek baap ki bebabasi thi jo apni beti ki khusiyon per compromise nahin krna Chahta aur dosri taraf Woh lover hai jis ne bohat maan se Apne mamoon se SAB se qeemti cheez ki khawaish ki hai.

Adnan Samad & Mahmood Aslam in Fraud
Adnan Samad & Mahmood Aslam in Fraud

We loved the first episode and can’t wait for next week to see how the events unfold in the coming episodes.

What was the memorable scene of the drama for you? Tell us in comments

 

 

Exclusive: Momina Iqbal reveals how she prepared to play a PAKHTUN girl in Geo’s upcoming serial ‘Dekh Tamasha-e-Roshni’

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Momina Iqbal is all set to play a Pakhtun girl in Geo’s much-awaited drama serial Dekh Tamasha-e-Roshni. The actress put a lot of effort to learn the accent and mannerisms required for the role.

Dekh Tamasha E Roshni’ is Geo’s upcoming mega drama serial that showcases the rich culture and values of the Northern region of Pakistan.

Produced by the dynamic duo of Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi of 7th Sky Entertainment, the drama serial has a stalwart cast including Syed Jibran, Ahsan Khan, Hiba Bukhari, and Shahzad Sheikh.

The story is written by Misbah Ali Syed and directed by Ali Faizan. It will air on Geo Television after Eid ul Fitr.

Momina on playing a Pakhtun Girl

Belonging from Punjab, Momina finds it hard to play a Pakhtun girl. ‘I am playing Syed Jibran’s wife in the serial, and he has good command over the language.
It has been challenging to share the screen with him as I have to be as perfect as him to match with his craft,’ the actress stated.

Momina Iqbal in Geo's mega serial Dekh Tamaha e Roshniea
Momina Iqbal in Geo’s mega serial Dekh Tamaha e Roshniea

She also shared that it took her two hours to record her first scene with him.
“The first day of the shoot was tough. When I joined the cast, they had already completed the first spell of the shoot. They all were familiar with the language , and I felt embarrassed for not getting the accent right. It took me two hours to record my first scene with Jibran. I couldn’t sleep properly and kept practicing until I got it right,” she added.

Momina Iqbal with Syed Jibran in Geo drama Dekh Tamasha e Roshni
Momina Iqbal with Syed Jibran in Geo drama Dekh Tamasha e Roshni

Read: 10 Pakistani drama titles copied from Bollywood

Momina on playing the negative character for the first time

Speaking about her role in the drama, Momina said that it wasn’t easy to play a negative person onscreen ‘ My character has negative shade , but all her actions are the reaction of whatever has happened with her in past – the viewers will get to know the back story of this character in later episodes, ‘ the actress said.

Momina Iqbal in Geo drama Dekh Tamasha e Roshni
Momina Iqbal in Geo drama Dekh Tamasha e Roshni

Shooting in unfavorable weather conditions

Momina Iqbal also told us that she recorded her scenes in unfavorable weather conditions.
The temperature dropped to minus , and we had to shoot a ‘rainy sequence’ in it. We were frozen to death while recording it. Once the shoot was over, and I watched the final cut, I couldn’t believe it as it looked magical,” she added.

Read: Mohsin Abbas Haider to play fearless cop in Dadaal

Momina Iqbal in Geo drama Dekh Tamasha e Roshni
Momina Iqbal in Geo drama Dekh Tamasha e Roshni

The actress has an interesting lineup of projects

Momina is currently working on a horror serial with Geo Television. She has also signed Hum TV’s project , and its shoot will begin next month.

10 Pakistani drama titles copied from Bollywood

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ARY Digital has recently released the teaser of its upcoming drama serial Kaise Teri Khudgarzi – and its title instantly reminded me of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s epic song, Kabira.

This song has been the highlight of every other wedding in Pakistan – and it is so familiar that I would not stop myself from making connections.

Bollywood has a strong influence on the Pakistani entertainment industry and, we have seen our creators copying content from there.

Here we jotted down a list of Pakistani dramas whose titles have been copied from Bollywood movies.

Hum Tum ( Hum TV)

Hum TV’s Ramadan special drama serial Hum Tum has been hitting the rating charts but when it comes to its title – it is copied from Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerjee starrer Bollywood film released in 2004.

Hum Tum Pakistani Drama
Hum Tum Pakistani Drama

Read: Hiba Bukhari, Syed Jibran and Nadia Khan star in Hum TV’s latest offering Pehchaan

Dobara (Hum TV)

 

Hadiqa Kiyani and Bilal Abbas starrer drama serial is about second marriage of an old aged woman with a young boy – the drama has been getting a lot of applaud for its quikry content’. Its title is also copied from Bollywood film released in 2004 starring Mahima Chaudhry, Jackie Shroff and Raveena Tandon in lead roles.

Hum TV drama Dobara
Hum TV drama Dobara

Ishqiya (Geo Television) 

Ramsha Khan and Hania Aamir starrer drama serial Ishqiya aired on Geo Television in 2020. It is a story of love, trust, and betrayal which revolves around two sisters. The Bollywood film of the same title released in 2010 starring Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, and Arshad Warsi.

Ishqiya drama Geo Television
Ishqiya drama Geo Television

Aitebaar (Hum TV)

Directed by Vikram Bhatt, Aitebaar is a psychological thriller film starring Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham, and Bipasha Basu in lead roles. A Pakistani drama with the same title has been currently on aired on Hum TV starring Zarnish Khan, Syed Jibran, and Ali Safina in prominent roles.   

Aiteebar drama Hum Television
Aiteebar drama Hum Television

Qarz (ARY Digital)

A drama serial with the title Qarz was aired on ARY Digital in 2013. The ensemble cast of the drama included Nauman Ejaz, Maria Wasti, and Saba Hamid.

The Bollywood film of the same title was released in 1980 starring Tina Ambani, Rishi Kapoor, and Simi Garewall.

Karz Ary Digital
Karz Ary Digital

Read: 5 Times Syra Yousuf has proved that she is a super mom

Hum TV blockbuster serial Chupke Chupke aired last year in Ramadan starring Ayeza Khan, Aymen Saleem, Arslan Naseer, and Osman Khalid Butt. The same is the title of a Bollywood cult comedy starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, and Jaya Bachchan in the lead roles.

Chupke Chupke (Hum TV)
Chupke Chupke (Hum TV)

Dil Kya Karay (Geo Television)

Dil kya karay is an Indian film starring Mahima Chaudhry, Ajay Devgn, and Kajol. In Pakistan, Geo Television aired a drama with the same title. Yumna Zaidi and Feroze Khan lead the serial with other prominent names in the television industry including Abid Ali, Shamim Hilali, Marina Khan, Sonia Rehman, and Sarmad Khoosat.

Dil Kya Karay (Geo Television)
Dil Kya Karay (Geo Television)

Qayamat (Geo Television)

Neelum Muneer and Ahsan Khan starrer drama Qayamat aired on Geo Television last year. Bollywood released a crime thriller film Qayamat in 2003 with a multi-star cast including Sanjay Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Ajay Devgn, and Sunil Shetty.  

Qayamat (Geo Television) N
Qayamat (Geo Television)
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Fitoor (Geo Television)

Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapoor’s starrer film Fitoor was the adaptation of Charles Dickens’s popular novel Great Expectation. Pakistani drama makers used the same title for intense drama series starring Faysal Qureshi, Hiba Qadir, Wajahat Ali, and Kiran Khan in pivotal roles.

Fitoor (Geo Television)
Fitoor (Geo Television)

Roag (ARY Digital)

Released in 2005, Roag is a romantic thriller produced by Pooja Bhatt and starred Irrfan Khan in the lead role. ARY Digital used the same time for Asif Raza Mir’s drama.  

Roag GEO TV
Roag GEO TV

 

 

Abida Parveen and Bollywood musicians Salim-Sulaiman collaborate for ‘Ramadan special song ‘O Mere Maula” featuring Pankaj Tripathi

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Pakistani legendary sufi singer Abida Parveen has released a Ramadan-Eid special song “O Mere Maula” in collaboration with Bollywood musician duo Salim-Sulaiman.

Abida Parveen has as usual taken the song to the next level with her eloquent vocals and mesmerizing presence. Bollywood singer cum singer Salim Merchant has joined her on vocals and impressed all and sundry with the beautiful recitation of Quranic verses.

Released on April, the song has already surpassed over 200,000 views on YouTube. The song features popular Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi as a caring flute seller in the video. He is shown as a care-taker of two young kids who lives with him.

READ: Meet the who’s who of Ramazan transmission

While the soulful rendition touches the heart, the inspiring story narrated in the video set the right mood for the song.

Meet the who’s who of Ramazan transmission

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The Holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner, while we are excited to celebrate this season with religious devotion our media bigwigs are busy in developing strategies to earn maximum financial lucrative all this month. 

A couple of weeks ago Ministry of Religious Affairs wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan suggesting guidelines for media organizations regarding Ramazan broadcasts.

According to these guidelines, the transmission shall be anchored by religious well-versed, and educated persons and they should follow modesty in their dress code and appearance to honor the sanctity of the holy month of Ramadan.

It also mentioned that controversial religious matters shouldn’t be discussed and sanctity of all religious personalities and sects should be maintained.

Special instruction has been given related to game shows that they shouldn’t be aired before or after Sehar/Iftar timings.

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority hasn’t issued any official statement supporting these guidelines.

Putting aside any guidelines almost all the channels have signed prominent showbiz personalities to host Ramzan transmission and none of them has picked any religious scholars for the task.

Here is the list of Ramzan transmissions and its host who are going to entertain us throughout this month.

Dua Malik to host NewsOne’s show Barkat e Ramzan   

Replacing Sahir Lodhi, the former morning show Dua Malik has been taken on board for News One’s Ramdan show titled as Barkat-e-Ramzan.

This is the first time she will be hosting Ramzan transmission.

Javeria Saud to host special transmission on PTV Home 

The actress has signed a contract with national television to host Ramzan transmission. She announced it by sharing a glimpse of the signing ceremony on social media.

Faysal Qureshi and Danish Taimoor to host ”Ramazan Mein Bol” transmission on BOL TV

BOL News has released a teaser of their transmission where the hosts are claiming to give the audience gifts worth millions including furnished houses, plots, and many other worthy items.

The transmission will be co-hosted by Sahir Lohdi who will present special game show on the channel.

Mohsin Abbas Haider to host Ronaq-e-Ramzan on Apna TV

The actor cum host Mohsin Abbas Haider shared the latest clip of his Ramzan transmission on Apna TV. He has hosted transmission on the same channel last year.

Sidra Iqbal to host Baran-e- Rehmant on AAJ TV

Motivational speaker, TV presenter, and morning show host, Sidra Iqbal is going to host a Ramazan special transmission Baran e Rehmat

Sidra has been hosting Aaj TV’s Ramazan show for the past four years. She has also hosted Ronaq-e-Ramazan transmission for Dawn news and Ramazan shows for PTV Home, PTV News, Dunya news.

Iqbal has always been known for her sensibility and pious behavior and we expect her show to be more informative than transmission on any other channels.

Her show will be co-host by VJ turned actress Hina Altaf and Sherry.

Waseem Badami and Iqrar ul Hassan to host Shan-e- Ramzan on ARY Digital

Keeping the tradition alive, the channel has once again relied on its renowned current affairs presenters Waseem Badami and Iqrar ul Hassan to host religious show on the channel.

The Jodi is considered ‘a killing combination to get ratings’ offering a variety of informative content including naat competition, quiz competition, kids segment, and discussion with religious scholars.

Rabia Anum to host ‘Pyara Ramazan’ on Express Entertainment

News anchor turned television host Rabia Anum has been announced to host Express Entertainment Ramazan transmission this year.

She hosted Ramazan transmission on PTV last year along with Ahsan Khan.

 

The teaser of Gohar Mumtaz and Kubra Khan starrer, Abhi, is visually-delightful

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The much-anticipated teaser of singer-turned-actor Gohar Mumtaz’s debut movie is out, and it has left the audience in awe with its aesthetically pleasing visuals and intriguing plot. 

The breathtaking visuals of Kashmir Valley, the dreamy shots of Kubra Khan and Gohar Mumtaz in the scenic locations aptly supported by Gohar’s soulful voice have all turned the teaser into an enchanting watch.

The teaser of Gohar Mumtaz and Kubra Khan starrer, Abhi, is visually-delightful
The teaser of Gohar Mumtaz and Kubra Khan starrer, Abhi, is visually-delightful

The one-minute-long teaser narrates the tales of two different individuals whose paths have crossed by destiny. The boy, played by Gohar Mumtaz, believes that God gives everybody a chance, and it is up to them how they utilize it in their favor. However, the girl believes in living in the present.

Read: Hiba Bukhari, Syed Jibran and Nadia Khan star in Hum TV’s latest offering Pehchaan

What destiny has planned for them? How does life test them by throwing different challenges? How do they deal with it?

To know these answers, we have to wait for the film to come out. However, the teaser indicates that their journey will not be easy.

The teaser shows a military action sequence, a mysterious disappearance, and a sense of longing all beautifully embed in an intriguing plot.

Gohar Mumtaz in an exclusive interview with Images revealed the storyline,

“It is about an “unconventional” musician whose life changes in a way he had not expected,” he told.

The actor wrote the film story almost five years ago and he wanted to collaborated with teh best of the industry for the film. He also took assistance of legendary filmmaker and composer Shoaib Mansoor for screenplay and music.

The film is mostly shot in various cities across Pakistan including Jagran, Kel, Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Lahore, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Baluchistan and Sindh.

The studded cast of the film included Hina Bayat, Mahmood Aslam, Usman Peerzada, Saleem Sheikh, Adnan Shah Tip, and others.

The film is directed by Asad Mumtaz and produced by Ali Chaudhry. 

Hiba Bukhari, Syed Jibran and Nadia Khan star in Hum TV’s latest offering Pehchaan

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Ramz –e-Ishq actress Hiba Bukhari heads back to work after a fancy wedding with co-actor Arez Ahmed in January. 

The actress has joined the cast of Hum TV’s upcoming serial, titled as Pehchaan. It has been directed by Asad Jabal of Fitrat fame.

The director introduced the serial cast in a series of Instagram posts. As revealed by him, the drama features Syed Jibran, Nadia Khan, Maira Khan, Syed Tuba, and Zaib Baig in pivotal roles.

Read: Saba Qamar to romance Imran Abbas and Asad Siddiqui in ‘Tumhare Husn Ke Naam’

The former Morning show host and actress Nadia Khan raised fans’ curiosity by sharing an interesting picture on Instagram mentioning that her look will be a surprise for everyone.

“Sorry can’t reveal my look… special instructions of Hum TV … stay tuned,” the actress wrote in the caption.

The details of the project are under wraps but looking at the amazing star cast we can say that it will be an interesting addition on television.

 

Ahad Raza Mir goes Hollywood with Netflix original web series Resident Evil

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Yaqeen Ka Safar actor Ahad Raza Mir is all set to make a big leap in his acting career by getting his hands on a major Hollywood project. 

According to international media reports, he has roped in Netflix’s Original web series Resident Evil.

“Popular South Asian-Canadian actor Ahad Raza Mir has been cast in Netflix original series “Resident Evil,” Variety has confirmed.

Netflix has not yet revealed details of the character Mir will be playing in the series,” Variety reported.

Read: 5 Times Syra Yousuf has proved that she is a super mom

The actor also shared the big news with his fans in an Instagram post.

Resident Evil is a sci-fiction action-horror film series based on the Japanese video game franchise of the same name as Capcom. The show will stream on Netflix from July 14.

Read: Ghabrana Nahi Hai Trailer: A tale of deception, land mafia, flawed system sprinkled with love triangle hint to a compelling plot 

Ahad Raza Mir is the son of popular PTV actor, Asif Raza Mir. He debuted in the television industry with Hum TV’s show Sammi. However, the romantic drama Yaqeen Ka Safar made him a star. The actor’s on-screen chemistry with Sajal Aly was praised by all and sundry.

The two later appeared in the Zee5 web series Dhoop Ki Deewar.

Mir has been busy filming a comedy series for Hum TV titled ‘Hum Tum’ alongside Ramsha Khan and Sarah Khan.

He is also co-producing a Greece-set thriller film starring a mainstream Pakistani female actress in the lead role.

On an international level, he has earned a reputation of a seasoned theatre performer. In Canada, he played Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet” (2014) and Lennox in “Macbeth” (2015). He also played the title role in “Hamlet: A Ghost Story” (2019), all for The Shakespeare Company. His interpretation of Hamlet won him Canada’s Betty Mitchell Award for outstanding performance by an actor.

 

 

 

5 Best locally available face serums to add In your skincare routine

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Whether you follow the Korean glass skin routine or any other skincare regimen, two essential products are vital for having gorgeous and soothed skin: sunscreen and a face serum. 

What is a face serum?

A face serum is a viscous product like a gel or liquid containing super active concentrations of an active ingredient, which can penetrate deeper in your skin, unlike moisturizers that are used topically only.

Why Face serums are essential?

Face serums are more targeted and potent. They penetrate deeply into your skin and resolve your skin problems and concerns efficiently and effectively.

How to use face serums in your routine?

You can use face serums once or twice a day just after cleansing your face. They’re light-weighted, absorb, and penetrate deep down your skin. They can be applied before your makeup and SPF application as they are easy to layer. Now, let’s dig into some locally available serums that you can add to your skincare routine.

Here we list down five face serums that are locally available and are budget-friendly.

  1. L’oreal revitalift 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid

L’oreal revitalift has considered being the number 1 face serum. It is composed of pure 1.5% hyaluronic serum that makes your skin plumped and younger. It replenishes your skin texture and gives an appearance of glass-like skin. It is suitable for all skin types- oily, dry, or combination skin. Use it before applying makeup for a hydrated, supple, and dewy look.

L'oreal revitalift 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid
L’oreal revitalift 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid

 2. Nirvana Botanics Vitamin C+E Serum

The antioxidant in Vitamin C stimulates collagen in your skin and Vitamin E protects it from sun damage, aging, and inflammation. There are so many options available but locally available Nirvana Botanics vitamin C+E serum is top of our list. It treats acne, makes your skin brighter, helps in fading dark spots, and even out skin tone giving it a bright appearance.

Nirvana Botanics Vitamin C+E Serum
Nirvana Botanics Vitamin C+E Serum

3. Cara Bonica Skin Perfecting Hydro Serum

Cara Bonica’s skin-perfecting hydro serum is suitable for all skin types. It is a water-based serum that penetrates deeply into your skin. It works best for minimizing pores appearance and boosting skin hydration – leaving you with baby soft skin. It’s a must-have product to treat dull skin.

Cara Bonica Skin Perfecting Hydro Serum
Cara Bonica Skin Perfecting Hydro Serum

4. Organic Traveler Clear Serum

It is an acne clearing serum. It is a must-have product for acne-prone skin. It fights with acne and also prevents it from coming back. It also helps in removing the scars and gives a natural glow to your skin.

Organic Traveler Clear Serum
Organic Traveler Clear Serum

5. Spa in a bottle Youthful Glow Serum

If you want to add something to your nighttime routine for younger-looking skin, “youthful glow serum” by Spa in a Bottle is something you need to get your hands at. It slows down the aging process, helps in lightening skin, and adds elasticity to your skin.

 Spa in a bottle Youthful Glow Serum
Spa in a bottle Youthful Glow Serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Times Syra Yousuf has proved that she is a super mom

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Raising a child as a single parent is a tough job and the burden of stardom makes it tougher. It is hard to strike a balance between family and work but our super mom Syra Yousuf does it all with ease.

The actress has set a perfect example for many single mothers out there by prioritizing her work and family.

A doting mother of 8-year-old daughter, Nooreh, the actress understands the importance of spending quality time with family – and we often spot her sharing candid moments spent with Nooreh on social media.

The elated mom shared the first victory of her daughter

Loved the adorable banter between the two

It’s a beach time for lovely gals

Their immense love is hard to describe

Those tiny hugs made it easier to forget about hard times