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  • Dillagi to recreate old world romance
    Dillagi to recreate old world romance

    We saw Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat spin some on-screen chemistry in Nadeem Baig’s hugely successful Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, and cashing in on that, the troupe is coming back together for upcoming TV series, Dillagi. With the new age of ‘film stars’ gravitating towards cinema, it is refreshing to see Humayun Saeed committed to Pakistan’s biggest medium, television. He is selective about his small screen projects but hasn’t abandoned them altogether.

  • Ali Zafar on Deosai and cricket ambitions…
    Ali Zafar on Deosai and cricket ambitions…

    Ali Zafar’s in the news these days (actually, when isn’t he?). He’s flashing his ‘Six Pack Abs’ in a ‘Dard e Disco’ moment he’s having in Tere Bin Laden 2. He’s composed and sung the official Pakistan Super League anthem as well as ‘Chhaka Choka’, the Islamabad United team song. He performed alongside international sensation Sean Paul at the opening ceremony and if all this hype wasn’t enough,

  • Farewell, Fatima Surayya Bajia
    Farewell, Fatima Surayya Bajia

    Renowned Urdu novelist and playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia’s passing away marks the end of a remarkable era in modern drama. Who knew that a woman who was home-schooled for most of her early life, and did not earn a formal degree, would turn into the country’s most celebrated and inspirational writer.

  • Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is not a novel
    Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is not a novel

    Ever since the news of the new addition to Harry Potter series was announced on the Pottermore website, on Wednesday, and went viral on the social media circuit, Potter fans have been celebrating like it’s Christmas. However, fans may be disappointed to know that the eighth book, titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is set to release on July 31st, isn’t actually a novel.

  • Weekend Watch
    Weekend Watch

    Since their birth last year, Salt Arts has given music fans plenty of reasons to celebrate. After curating live shows featuring artists like Sounds of Kolachi, Zoe Viccaji, Sara Haider, Shallum Xavier, Emu and Natasha Humera Ejaz, this dream team is back with a new show.

  • The battle of the anthems
    The battle of the anthems

    When you think of cricket in the subcontinent, you can’t help but think of music. Artists like Junoon, Haroon, Strings and several others have produced quite a few singles over the years that backed up Pakistan’s cricketers. Perhaps the most memorable song in cricket-music history belongs to Strings whose 2003 anthem ‘Hai Koi Hum Jaisa’ is as vibrant and infectious as it was more than a decade ago.

  • A common vision
    A common vision

    Artists from both Pakistan and India regularly cross borders to showcase their talent. Despite political tension and heated debates on both sides, they continue to push the envelope and make us realize that talent shouldn’t be restricted by boundaries.