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Current Year Is My Rebirth In The Industry



Ali Rehman Khan has become an A-list name when it comes to Pakistani television, film and theatre. Born to a Pashtun family in Islamabad, Ali is a post-graduate from University of London. But the passion of acting and performing arts inside him took Ali to the theatre scene from where he got into the field of film and in 2010 appeared in an independent film Slackistan, which was played at a number of festivals around the world. After two years, he did a comedy role in film ‘Goal Chakkar’, and after four years, played the role of Daniyal in a hit Janaan (2016). Ali also started working in dramas in between and got critical acclaim for his work in super hit drama serial ‘Diyare Dil’ (2015).  

From last year, Ali has become a regular star of our industry by doing dramas and films simultaneously. His last year’s comedy film ‘Parchi’ and drama serial ‘Mein Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka’ both opposite to Harrem Farooq, were much appreciated. Always in search of new heights, Ali has become the talk of the town for his role of Ammar in drama serial ‘Khaas’. Along with this, Ali is much eager and optimistic about his upcoming feature film, ‘Heer Man Ja’ releasing on eid ul Azha.

Here is the chat with this guy about his present and future ventures.  

From the trailer, Heer Maan Ja, give a glimpse of Parchi. So are they bit similar as the cast and director and producer of both are same?  

No. Heer Maan Ja is totally different from Parchi. Parchi was a situational comedy while HMJ is a romantic comedy. This is first time that Hareem and I are coming in a romantic setting in a film.  HMJ has got a lot of Pakistani masala and a perfect balance dish for audience on eid as it is an all-out family entertainer with romance, comedy, action and drama. I am sure people will come out from theatres with light heart and happy mood after watching it. I think it is a complete piasa wasool film which will get pace by its word of mouth. 

You are working with the same team again for special reason?

I think there is no harm in working with a team in which you have developed a good chemistry and understanding.  Moreover, I was offered this role just after Parchi. I liked the script and just signed it. As the film took a bit longer to get complete, and unfortunately I could not sign any other project in between because of my schedule (though I was offered many). So, it seems like that we always work together as a team.

So, what is after this film?

Now I have started taking jobs more seriously and efficiently. You can say that 2019 is my rebirth on the industry as this year I am consistently spending my time doing many projects. Current year is the heaviest of all in my entire career. I could not accept more work as I was more out of country. Now, I have settled here as a full time actor, so will be seemed in more projects with different people.    

There are two other films coming on eid. So what do you think, will it be a close competition or will they benefit from each other’s footfall?  

I think it is a good trend that three films are coming on eid. There was a time when not a single film got released on eid. Public go out to cinema on eid, so there should be more variety for them. Yes, footfall will benefit each film like if people don’t get the ticket of the movie they want to watch, they will go to see another film. So it is true that apart from credible word of mouth, each film will get the benefit of other’s footfall. 

What do you think that why the producers wait for eid to release their films, why don’t they go for other days when there is a chance of less competition?

In Pakistan, we have only two proper holidays in a year that is eid. So, I think that eid is the season, when people have more time to go out with friends and family and spend money. Cinema is the one of those places, where they love to visit. So, producers want their product to be known by as many as possible.

How much you have danced in Heer Maan Ja?

I have danced in two songs; Addi Maar and the track. Both dance number have difficult steps but I hope people will like them. I must tell you that the music of the film is a big pull. Our tunes are very catchy and I think like Parchi, HMJ’s songs will also become popular choice on mehndi functions.  

In last, it is about your drama Khaas in which you are doing a kind of negative role, a narcissist, which has a very strong impact on audience. Have you ever thought about doing these kinds of roles in films as well as obviously film is much bigger medium than television.

As an actor, I always believe in innovation. I don’t think that I should do typical hero roles in every film. I would love to act difficult roles and character if there is a potential of performance in them. I signed for the role of Ammar in Khaas because it has a great margin of acting in it. Ammar is an anti-hero but this character is very relatable, which we don’t want to talk about. I never want to be stereotyped as a comedy or romantic hero; instead, I love to explore different roles in different genres’ films. I think whenever we start making films on different subjects; actors will also be able to get onto find diversified work. Till then we keep our search on. Let’s see where it takes us.   

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Ramsha Khan Brilliantly Tackles Hamna’s Situation as ‘Ishqiya’ Comes to a Standtill



Ishqiya has finally come to a standstill after a long silence on the part of the main lead Hamna, played by Ramsha Khan. Let’s take a quick look back on the story so far.

Hamna’s (Ramsha Khan) marriage to Azeem (Gohar Rasheed) was her father’s choice, but she accepted this new relationship with all her heart. She had left her past behind and moved forward with Azeem, which provoked Hamza (Feroze Khan) to think that Hamna has betrayed him, so to take revenge for this betrayal, he got married to Hamna’s sister, Roomi (Hania Amir). Hamza had been taking advantage of his relationship with Roomi to emotionally blackmail Hamna into meeting him at hotels and calling her at random hours at night, making sure to disrupt her peace at all costs.

Hamna’s has not been an easy character to deal with, though Ramsha Khan’s powerful dialogue delivery and the way she uses her facial expressions to convey her state of mind clearly showed her powerful acting skills. As Hamna finally broke her silence and confessed to her husband Azeem regarding her relationship with Hamza, everyone is on their toes to see what will happen next.

Ramsha’s facial expressions are simply spot on. Whether it’s the scene when she is confessing the truth in front of her husband regarding her past or hears about her father’s death, we can clearly feel the pain she is going through.

She has been the center of everyone’s comments lately and is receiving a lot of appreciation for her role as Hamna. There is a fan base that loves Ramsha Khan’s chemistry with Feroze Khan, and then there is another fan base that is shipping the romantic scenes between Ramsha Khan and Gohar Rasheed. To have such an impact with one single character is not easy, but Ramsha Khan is winning here with her splendid performance.

The drama shows Hamna with a different vibe when she is with Hamza and a different vibe when she is with Azeem. Hamna’s relationship with Feroze khan was fun and innocent while her relationship with Azeem is more serious, trustworthy, and mature. Ramsha Khan deserves a huge appreciation for producing such a remarkable difference in a character through her performance caliber.

In the last few episodes, Hamna has emerged as a very strong person who knows what she wants from life and how she plans to attain it. This comeback in her character was long due and was executed with perfection. Ishqiya fans have since then gone crazy for Hamna as her character has become more influential now.

The emotional mix up between Hamza, Hamna, Roomi, and Azeem is on an explosive stage. One mistake can destroy four lives, and Hamna is trying her best to save them all. Let’s see what will happen next.

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Lock-down is temporary but Father’s day is permanent



He is the person who started working hard even before your birth to give you a safe space full of warmth and comfort. It is rightfully said that no person in this world would be happy to see you more successful than him except for your father.
A father is the first superhero in a child’s life, the one he\she would always look up to, for love guidance, goals and unlimited demands.

Since most of the major events are being celebrated in a situation of complete lockdown in the country, we have got some sweet and doable ideas to surprise your dads on this Father’s Day.

Throw A Lunch Party

Isn’t it true that most of the dads are foodies and they can never say no to a dish made by their kids? On this special day, make his favorite dishes. Pamper him the whole day and do not forget to prepare something sweet for the evening tea.

Origami Nuts In Collaboration With OvenCraft

Yummy in his tummy!!! Origami Nuts has designed this cute basket of sweet banana crumble bread in collaboration with Oven craft. The appearance is cute and is definitely a perfect pick to show love and dedication on this special day to your fathers.

Kitchen Kahani’s Breakfast

Almost every dad is a nihari lover and especially in this lockdown when we cannot go and dine out, Kitchen Kahani is offering  “Nashta with Abbu”. We are already melting at the name. You can order home-cooked beef Nihari to surprise your Abbus with a scrumptious desi nashta.

Customized Basket By Happy String

If your abba loves to eat junk, this can be an economical and a fancy present for him. Get his favorite chocolates and other edibles packed in a beautifully wrapped basket and brighten up your father’s mood with something sweet and salty.
Father’s Day DIY Cookie Kit

For young fathers, to have an interactive activity with small kids, Delish is offering customized DIY Cookie kits where you can make your own cookies with your kids while sitting at your home. Isn’t it a great yet adorably creative idea?

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“Beyond Wonder Women”- A Facebook Initiative to Promote Body Positivity



Beyond Wonder Women is the brainchild of Minahil Kashif, a Law graduate from the University of London. She struggled with all the things that a normal Pakistani girl has to go through when it comes to the concept of a “perfect body”. Minahil used body-shaming as fuel and a reason to start Pakistan’s first fitness and motivational group that promotes the idea of women of all ages, race and ethnicity to come together and live a positive and healthy life.
The initiative “Beyond Wonder Women” aims to help our nation unlearn the concept of “perfect body” by promoting self-love, along with encouraging to be healthy and discouraging them to come down to society’s unnecessary expectations.
Beyond Wonder Women strives to provide women a safe space. Their Instagram promotes fitness and health while they work on the community’s mental health and well-being through their Facebook group in order to maintain privacy.
Amongst other wonder women is  Maryam Feroz (@25vectors) who has produced content that has helped them achieve many milestones in a short span of time which include crossing 1000+ members on their Facebook group and getting shoutouts from international trainers such as @chontelduncan and @stephaniesanzo.

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