May 26, 2018
By Instep Desk

Farhan Saeed and wife Urwa Hocane during their wedding festivities last year. Farhan Saeed has recently made a return to the small screen with a Ramazan specific drama serial called Suno Chanda. Featuring as the Australia-returned Arsal, the drama casts him opposite Iqra Aziz, who is also featured in the music video he recently directed called ‘O Jaana’. The singer turned director and actor has had quite an interesting career trajectory. Instep sat down with the artist to discuss his latest projects and what has become the #UrwaFarhan brand. Saeed had been a little inactive in terms of projects but recently a lot has been happening for...


By Instep Desk

When an avalanche starts, it’s hard to stop. But in this case it’s a very, very good thing. Morgan Freeman, Academy-Award winner, 80, and one of the most revered actors in cinema has done the same thing as so many of his colleagues, i.e: sexually harass women. According to an investigation conducted by media outlet CNN, “16 people spoke about Freeman as part of this investigation, eight of whom said they were victims of what some called harassment and others called inappropriate behavior by Freeman. Eight said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged conduct. These 16 people together described a pattern of inappropriate behavior by Freeman...


By NewsBytes

Eid-ul-Fitr 2018 is just round the corner with multiple Pakistani films, including the Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar-starrer 7 Din Mohabbat In, Jawed Sheikh’s Wajood and Azaadi that features Moammar Rana and Sonya Hussyn in lead roles, scheduled to release around that time. While the much anticipated Bollywood film, Race 3 that will see Salman Khan replace Saif Ali Khan as the lead this time, is also releasing on June 15, it will not run in cinemas in Pakistan during Eid, as per latest development. In a recent turn of events, the Central Board of Film Censors has issued a statement against the screening of Indian films on the...


By Hafsah Sarfraz

If you haven’t seen someone being picky about food at a restaurant or say ‘I am on ‘keto’, you are probably living under a rock. The ketogenic diet or more commonly known as the keto diet is the new Atkins and has taken the fitness industry by storm. It was the biggest weight loss trend of 2017 in the rest of the world and has finally made its way to Pakistan too. Everywhere you turn, people are still talking about the high-fat, adequate protein and low-carb diet.Interestingly, the diet is not a new diet and has existed since ages; it just got popular all of a sudden. In the early days , fasting and several other diet regimes were...


By Maheen Sabeeh

Immu from Fuzon and Kamran ‘Mannu’ Zafar jamming at Dream Station Studios.From forming music group Mizmaar and releasing a debut album called Kash to re-opening Dream Station Studios as a state-of-the-art facility, Kashan Admani, who took to music at the age of five, has great plans that will elevate the industry on the whole. The launch of the revamped studio was marked by an intimate event in Karachi and attended by several members of the music fraternity including drummer Gumby, guitar god Omran Shafique, Immu from Fuzon, bassist Kamran ‘Mannu’ Zafar, plus singers Nazia Zuberi and Natasha Khan. The presence of such musicians...


By NewsBytes

Having made a memorable debut in Wajahat Rauf’s 2015 film, Karachi Se Lahore, followed by its sequel Lahore Se Aagey , the multi-talented artist Yasir Hussain is all set to star in a telefilm, tentatively titled Go To Hell in which he will co-star opposite Hania Aamir. “It is a fun telefilm, which is written by Ali Moeen and is being directed by Misbah Khalid,” Yasir Hussain told Instep. “The genre of the telefilm is light comedy,” Yasir informed. “I am playing the character of a guy who moves to the city from a village and after a period of time he adjusts to the modern way of living. However, this guy’s parents are really...


By NewsBytes

The Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel on Saturday caught almost everyone’s attention and was followed by numerous memes and trolls on social media, both positive and otherwise. Post the Royal wedding, Urwa Hocane took to social media and shared that the occasion reminded her of her wedding with Farhan Saeed last year.She posted, “The #RoyalWedding of Meghan and Harry gave us butterflies. It reminded us of our own love story of #UrwaFarhan, which was crafted a year ago and was trending like wildfire on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!”This brought in severe criticism and trolling her way as people found the two weddings...


By NewsBytes

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who recently completed 30 years in Hindi cinema, was offered to play the role of late Sunil Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic Sanju. Though, Aamir Khan shared a strong bond with with the late Sunil Dutt, the Dangal actor refused it only because he wanted to essay the title character in the upcoming biopic based on the life of Sanjay Dutt.“He approached me with the script and I loved it; he wanted me to play Dutt sahab’s role,” Aamir Khan said while interacting with the media in an event celebrating his 30 years in the industry. “It is a fantastic role and the story is largely on the father-son...


By Maheen Sabeeh

Crackdowns, missing persons, media outlets and journalists under siege, and vitriol and gaslighting directed towards artists like Meesha Shafi and many more for breaking their silence over an issue that has affected millions of lives. Feminists and/or activists trolled for trying to build a better tomorrow facing an eerie tirade. These are just some of the issues that hit you when you open social media every morning these days - not just because you want to be informed but because, like I said, the media is under siege.In the digital age, we also open social media with the hope that something good will come along, particularly for those of...