Ahsan Khan hosts Fear Factor
Okay... so now we will be seeing some of our favourite Pakistani celebrities turning into stuntwomen. The women we have seen crying on TV, romancing the hero or bitching about the other women will now be our Rambos and Terminators. Yes, Fear Factor is now coming to Pakistan and is featuring TV divas like Mehwish Hayat, Zeba Ali, Sana Askari, film star Sana, Madiha and Ayesha. We still have to wait and see if Madiha mentioned is Madiha Ishtiaq and Ayesha is Ayesha Khan or someone else. All the celebrity contestants are not named yet but what we know for sure is who will be hosting the show. Our very own Ahsan Khan. Yes, the guy who has worked with nearly every director of Pakistan's entertainment industry, done hosting for a number of shows and has modelled for various products and brands is now all set to host Pakistan's Fear Factor. We don't doubt his hosting abilities as he is a hot favourite amongst the hosts for special occasions. Be it Eid or any sponsored shows; you will find him sitting on any of the entertainment channel talking to the guests and making them comfortable. He even hosted a show in Ramadan, this year. But Fear Factor will be a new experience altogether as its theme is extremely exhilarating and adventurous. Let's see how Ahsan Khan keeps up with this job. Currently, it's said that he and the team is in Thailand for the shooting of the show. Just can't wait to watch Fear Factor with our local celebrities. Till then, keep your fingers crossed!
Pakistani cinema on the go...
The concept of parallel cinema in Pakistan is not as defined as it is in Iran, Italy, France, Japan or India but the young Pakistani film-makers are also stamping a mark in the world of off-beat cinema. One such young director that has joined the league is Hamza Ali Abbasi. He may be new in the business but being associated to meaningful entertainment for a while now, he certainly has an intrinsic cinematic vision. His first product, 'Mudhouse and the Golden Doll' is based on a realistic character that lived in Multan and was known as 'Malang' by the local residents. The 100 minute film explores the unexceptional bonding between a mad man and a young girl. The entire story revolves around their 'innocent friendship' that has been perceived wrongly by the society we live in. Malang's character offers an innuendo into the perplexities and prejudices of society, offering a glimpse into the fallacies of a man and the collective fears of society that drives it to make irrational and often cruel decisions. 'Mud House and the Golden Doll' will leave you wondering whether it was a film about a mad man in a sane society or a sane man in a mad society. The commercial launch of the movie is expected this month. Till then, let's keep our fingers crossed!
- F. Zee