April 24, 2017
By Ahmed Sarym

Having been absent from the cinematic spotlight since 2014 release, 021, Shaan Shahid has three films coming up including a love story (Arth 2), an action-thriller (Zarrar) and a war saga (Yalghaar). InstepInterVIEW Cinema’s biggest star, Shaan Shahid talks to Instep about writing and directing movies, being opinionated and future goals. Shaan Shahid, unlike so many faces in the post-revival cinema movement, is an experienced hand when it comes to all things movies. His energy is infectious while his commitment to the tradecraft of cinema is both sincere and laudable.  Often considered the most established film-star in...


By Buraq Shabbir

 InstepUpdate Shamoon Abbasi reflects on the unfortunate incident that took place with him at the Chalay Thay Saath premiere. The much anticipated Syra Shehroz-Kent S. Leung-starrer Chalay Thay Saath released on April 21 across Pakistan. The film’s premiere, held at the Nueplex Cinema a day before the nationwide release (April 20), generated a bit of backlash for quite a few reasons. There were more guests and less seats due to which cinema management failed to accommodate a lot of people including celebrities. While we aren’t sure how many celebs didn’t get a seat, what happened with Shamoon Abbasi was...


By NewsBytes

Fans who have been diligently waiting for the release of Mom, an upcoming production that features actors from India and Pakistan, can breathe a sigh of relief as the film’s release date has been pushed back by a week. The film, which features Sridevi alongside Sajal Aly and Adnan Siddique, was originally scheduled to release on July 14 of this year but will now release on July 7. According to one newspaper report, the reason for this shift in release date is a method is to avoid box office battle(s) with Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos, Saif Ali Khan-starrer Chef and Shraddha Kapoor’s Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai. Dubbed as...


By NewsBytes

Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone are both brilliant performers separately as well as together and we witnessed that in Piku. Since the two were so good together, it’s no surprise that they’re pairing up for another film. Irrfan Khan is known for doing substantial roles in films like Lunchbox and Madari. His upcoming film Hindi Medium starring our very own star, Saba Qamar, is also going to add to his list of thought provoking films. We don’t expect them to do a typical rom-com together and their newest film is anything but that. Reports suggest that the two actors will be appearing in a gangster film, with Vishal Bhardwaj...


By Style File

Denim has been a huge fashion essential throughout the years. A wardrobe is incomplete without at least one denim item. But with the fusion of old and new comes a contemporary trend – denim lawn. Gul Ahmed’s new Denim Lawn collection, combined with unique embroidery patterns and printed dupattas makes for a chic urban statement, one that says you were born to stand out in the crowd. The denim items are a younger and vibrant clothing range for the woman who demands uniqueness in every outfit. Denim Lawn is breathable fabric, lightweight and a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. The shirts and trousers in this collection...


By Shahjehan Saleem

Syra Shahroz and Kent S. Leung at the premiere of their film, Chalay Thay Saath. Chalay Thay Saath promises a trip of a lifetime in the heart of Hunza but does it deliver? A world older than time itself, where the narratives of fairies and demons that slumber in their eternal sleep a common tale, the crystal blue rivers cut through lush green valleys and the natural beauty of Hunza. And, in between all of this, six people whose lives are going to be changed forever. No, this isn’t a documentary about the beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan or some thriller about a mountain expedition – which it may as well be, but the...


By Style File

British actor, rapper and activist Riz Ahmed’s breakout year that began with the HBO summer hit, The Night Of, is still going great guns. After starring in the hit TV series as Nasir Khan in July 2016, Ahmed not only landed Golden Globe and SAG nominations for his performance but also found universal acclaim. Since then, he has gone on to star in two prolific Hollywood franchise films – Rogue One (A Star Wars anthology film) and Jason Bourne – and also starred in a prominent supporting role on the sixth and final season of Lena Dunham’s Girls. Landing the Time Magazine cover is simply his latest accomplishment in an...


By Instep Desk

The QMobile Hum Showcase takes fashion forward and brings together many significant designers under one roof. It has been a fashion and style heavy month for Pakistan. Designers, models and other celebrities have had a very busy schedule, with numerous fashion weeks and the recently concluded Lux Style Awards, deciding on the countless public appearances they’ve had to make. Regardless, the show must go on and that’s why the QMobile Hum Showcase commenced as per schedule, attracting all of the who’s who of the fashion industry.  Jazib Qamar The three day event opened with some of the biggest names of the...


By Aamna Haider Isani

Atif Aslam's opening and ending and his mimicry of Umair Jaswal, Ali Zafar and Sajjad Ali was thoroughly entertaining. InstepREport Superstars Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, Reema, Mahira Khan and an orchestra of hip, young musicians including Patari Tabeer sensation Abid Brohi ensure that the 16th annual Lux Style Awards create a cool composition of film, fashion, TV and music. Karachi: The 16th annual Lux Style Awards were big on star power and absolutely spectacular on ground. Atif Aslam opened the evening with a rendition of the National Anthem that left everyone with goose bumps; he ended the night on an equally soulful tribute to...