Instep found Hamza Ali Abbasi on the sets of Jawani Phir Nahin Aani and sat down with him for some serious talk on the issues that shroud him. He claims he never says anything scandalous and that he never comments on women, just actresses. He also talks about being misunderstood and at the end of the day, being human. You can catch that exclusive in Instep on Sunday (tomorrow) but meanwhile, here’s a teaser with some interesting one-liners we managed to get out of him.
Hamza as a gambler in Pyaray Afzal or a war hero in Waar?
A bit of both, to be honest.
Humayun Saeed or Shaan?
Humayun, for sure.
Mehwish Hayat in ‘Billi’ and/or Ayesha Omar in ‘Tutti Frutti’?
Junaid Jamshed as the musician or the evangelist?
Ramzan shows: preaching or hypocritical?
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the Quaid-e-Azam.
Which has the most potential, Pakistani cinema or Pakistani politics?
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- Look out for the full interview tomorrow!
Phantom dies its own death
While we wouldn’t even dream of objecting to the Censorboard’s justified decision of banning Phantom in Pakistan (no matter what the cause, influence and reason) we do find the exchange of insults between actors on both sides of the border extremely distasteful. Actors are cultural ambassadors, meant to diffuse stressful situations and not aggravate them. Plus, why kick a dead dog (strictly pun intended)!
Judging by the
reviews that Phantom is receiving in India, this propaganda mission was destined to die itself own sad little, whimpering death sooner than you could “Saif.” By scandalizing his comments his critics have only given him more air time. Bottom line: no one wants to watch this Phantom of a film, not even in India, except for maybe the anti-Pakistan enthusiasts who find solace in agenda-based cinema.
The reviews are rolling in and they’re terrible, panning both Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif for their lackluster (in other words, terrible) acting. But while Indian actors are not our concern, we do wonder what Asrar is up to these days. For whatever the film was worth, ‘Afghan Jalebi’ is not a bad number at all!
New-found Friends: Lisa Kudrow joins
Taylor Swift on stage for ‘Smelly Cat’
It’s no secret that Taylor Swift is a proud cat lady, and a devoted mother to her furry feline friends Dr. Meredith Grey and Detective Olivia Benson.But she took her love of cats to new heights at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Thursday night when she was joined on stage by Friends star Lisa Kudrow.
The 52-year-old actress - who played the hilarious Phoebe Buffay in the hugely popular sitcom for a decade - joined the pop princess, 25, to perform a rendition of her character’s classic track, ‘Smelly Cat’. In the phenomenally successful sitcom, struggling musician Phoebe famously sang the cult song in the Central Perk coffee shop - in what is now a fan favourite episode of the TV show.
And although Friends finished its 10 series run in 2004, Lisa managed to remember the chords to the ballad as she joined Taylor on stage in front of a packed crowd. Much to the delight of the crowd, the pair ran through an impromptu rendition of the comedy ballad. Clearly enjoying the homage to her beloved character, Lisa couldn’t help but smile as she stood singing next to the 1989 chart-topper.
Indeed it seems that the brief performance was a big moment for Lisa, as she tweeted her thanks to the singer. “So @taylorswift13 is THE best person I’ve ever met. That was fun. Thanks Taylor,” wrote Lisa.
And while her appearance on stage with Lisa nearly brought the house down, Taylor had many more guests lined-up to help her close the 1989 World Tour including Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake. – Daily Mail