In the absence of anything film related, this past week was a mixed bag of events including a book launch, Pakistani celebrities lending their full support to social causes and much more. Internationally, we were looking at the Creative Arts Emmys as well as fashion weeks, which will set off in Pakistan this week. Instep gives a lowdown on what kept A-list stars busy in the last seven days.
Book launch: Beydari
The launch of Beydari took place in Karachi last week at the Arts Council. The book, which has verses in English and Urdu, is co-authored by playwright Asma Nabeel of Khaani and Surkh Chandni fame and actor and writer Beo Zafar, who appeared in Asim Abbasi’s debut film Cake. The event was a star studded affair with celebrities such as Anwar Maqsood, Imran Ashraf, Fahad Mustafa, Hajra Yamin, Sanam Saeed, Amna Ilyas and others in attendance.
Ali Rehman becomes Goodwill Ambassador for TCF
Ali Rehman Khan, who essays the role of Kabeer in one of the latest releases Heer Maan Ja and is presently starring in two drama serials, Khaas and Bewafa, recently joined hands with The Citizen Foundation (TCF) as Goodwill Ambassador. The actor will not only support their mission to provide quality education for the less privileged but will also work towards creating education opportunities for children regardless of their caste, creed, religion or ethnicity.
71st Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2019
The 71st Creative Arts Emmy Awards recognized onscreen creative and technical achievements last week. Game of Thrones’ final season and Chernobyl topped the list of winners bagging 10 and seven trophies, respectively, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scored six awards including acting wins for Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby. The 71st Primetime Emmys ceremony is scheduled to take place tonight (Sunday, September 22).
London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020
This past week also saw London Fashion Week SS 2020. The five-day event delivered a series of especially impressive collections that blended eccentricity, intelligence and politics. Supermodels Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Grace Elizabeth and Bella Hadid walked the runway to debut the spring/summer 2020 collection of high-street fashion designers including the likes of Burberry, Richard Malone, Erdem, Victoria Beckham and many others.