January 18, 2018
By Maheen Sabeeh

Shehzad Noor and Jamal Rahman at TBR InstepinterVIEWCreator and producer Jamal Rahman on the artists who have come on the music series so far and how the Internet has changed things. True Brew TV, an original music initiative launched last year and spearheaded by Jamal Rahman of True Brew Records, is now several months old. The format consists of two separate fundamentals and both showcase musicians in different element. Live at True Brew is a showcase during which artists perform before a select audience while the Singles format is much more intimate without an audience in the room. Since arriving in October of last year, True Brew TV has...


By Instep Desk

Mauj, in its present incarnation, includes Aziz Kazi, Omran Shafique and Anas Alam Khan.MusicMixOmran Shafique is presently one of the country’s best music producers and a revered guitar player, who has worked with some of the most iconic artists in the country in the last decade or so. But Shafique’s rise to fame came from a music group called Mauj that he fronted. Founded in 2001 in Houston, Texas, the band playing a blend of funk, rock and reggae, released its first single ‘Khushfehmi’ with a music video directed by Babar Sheikh, in 2004. With the arrival of the second single, ‘Paheliyan’, Mauj quickly cemented a place for...


By NewsBytes

Model Saheefa Jabbar Khattak, who has come under attack on multiple occasions because of her unconventional looks, never shies away from speaking her mind while her work speaks for itself. After proving her mettle as a model ever since she joined the industry, Khattak, who recently got married, is now gearing up for her television debut with Teri Meri Kahani.Speaking about her acting debut in a recent interview, the model turned actor said, “My ultimate goal was acting. I always wanted to act but I didn’t know an offer this great would come so soon in life. I think I got lucky and when I was contacted for the project; I just couldn’t...


By NewsBytes

Asim Abbasi’s upcoming directorial debut, Cake featuring Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed and Adnan Malik, is all set to hit cinemas on March 30, 2018. The film has an unusual title and a very warm feel to it, something we witnessed in the recently released teaser.Explaining the connection of the film with ‘cake’, Sanam Saeed shared at a recent event, “There is a lot of cake in the film, but I never get to eat it. I make a mess of it. Cake is a universal symbol and it is present on all occasions.”Also present on the occasion, the director reflected on the film’s title as well. “The film does have something to do with cake but...


By Buraq Shabbir

Amplifying the entire experience, some of the stalls featured celebrity guests, who were there to promote their upcoming films. The cast of Cake: Aamina Sheikh, Adnan Malik and Sanam Saeed were spotted at the Yum stall on Day 2 while the star cast of Maan Jao Naa featuring Adeel Chaudhry, Ghana Ali and HajraYamin showed up to meet fans on Day 3. Maan Jao Naa will be releasing on February 2 whereas Cake is scheduled to come out by the end of March this year.The highly anticipated food festival took place in Karachi from January 12-14. Instep reports on some of the major highlights that took almost 100,000 people by storm.After a successful...


By Maria Shirazi

Eleven episodes into the play, Anjum Shahzad directorial Khaani manages to keep the viewers engaged even though the pace has slowed down a bit. The story is intriguing, making the spectators wonder what’s going to happen next. Episode ten revealed that Khaani has fallen in love with her mysterious admirer, who is showering her with gifts along with love notes. Mir Hadi , who is madly in love with Khaani injures himself so that he can be admitted to the hospital she works at. He is rushed to the hospital and it is there that Khaani sees the tattoo on his arm and realizes that the anonymous lover is none other than Mir Hadi, the same...


By NewsBytes

The music categories for the 2018 edition of the Lux Style Awards are full of brilliant artists, many of whom have been nominated for the first time. Some past nominees have made the cut as well on the basis of recent work, proving that they have consistency and ideas. That said, if there is one name that has sweeped the music categories, it belongs to Patari, the digital streaming platform, with six of its productions nominated in various categories. In Singer of the Year category, Abid Brohi and SomeWhatSuper are nominated for the song ‘The Sibbi Song’ which was the first single to release from Patari Tabeer, an original music...


By Sadiq Saleem

Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, a regular at Cannes Film Festival, will be joined by Mahira Khan this year.An international writer once said: “There are women. There are beautiful women. And then there’s Aishwariya Rai.”The statement, meant to be a testament to Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan’s striking looks, in some ways takes away from the fact that she is just as celebrated as an artist. From being crowned Miss World to receiving the Padma Shri, India’s highest civilian honor to being immortalized at the Museum of Madame Tassauds, Rai-Bachchan’s life is filled with accolades. But somehow it’s her beauty that is praised and discussed in a...


By Instep Desk

Last year, the Me Too movement caught everyone’s attention as Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct. In this regard, many well known celebrities took to social media about being sexually abused which led to the ‘Times Up’ campaign. And now Pakistani personalities have also taken to social media to share their childhood experiences of sexual abuse after the horrible incident of 6-year-old Zainab, who was recently abducted, raped and murdered in Kasur, Punjab.In the wake of this incident, well-known designer Maheen Khan, PR maverick Frieha Altaf and actor Nadia Jamil have come forward with their own childhood experiences of...