She’s been making waves in the modeling world since winning the Veet Supermodel contest a couple of years ago and now Saima Azhar is all set to make her mark on the big screen. We’ve heard reports that the model has signed on not one but two movies slated for release in the coming year. The first of these projects is Shamoon Abbasi’s action flick Gidh, which pits the model against big names such as Hamza Ali Abbasi and Shaan. Iman Ali’s younger sister Rahma will also be making her movie debut in Gidh.
Saima has recently revealed that she will be playing the lead role in a yet-to-be-announced project that will also star actors from across the border. Promising a movie that is “different”, the model-turned-actor says the project will give the audience something to smile about, leading us to believe that it won’t tow the tried and tested line of terrorism-related topics.
Turkey’s Akbank Sanat welcomes Pakistani musicians
Turkey’s centre for music and contemporary arts will be hosting World Music Days – an event celebrating the musical talent from various countries – throughout the month of May. Apart from offering audiences a chance to experience the culture of Japan, China, Finland and West Africa, it has also decided to invite Pakistani sitar player Ashraf Sharif Khan and table artist Shahbaz Hussain to perform at the event.
Ashraf is known for his technical proficiency with the instrument and has earlier represented the nation at the International Sound Celebration Festival in Kentucky, US, in 1992. “In every performance I try to use the music and the instrument to capture the feeling in my heart and to convey this to my audience,” Ashraf told of his performance in a press statement, according to Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah. The festival of sorts kicks off on May 7 with a concert by a Finnish band while the Pakistani duo is slated to perform on May 26.