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In conversation with the leading cast of “Superstar”

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Are you all ready to welcome this sizzling hot duo on the silver screen? We were just too excited to get a little sneak peek into Superstar so, we got Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf to spill some beans about their movie releasing this Eid-ul-Azha which has by now become the talk of the town.
Both the artist looked super excited and full of energy for the promotions.
According to Bilal, his role is extremely diverse and complex. “Sameer Khan is a journey; it covers film, theatre, personal relationship with his parents and the love of his life. It was extremely challenging yet so simple at the same time that anyone can connect to the character. It is a simple love story of two people”

We asked him; Why Superstar?
The most important thing is that I just have to feel it. It is all about the energy it gives. I felt superstar. The film that has Baig Sahab, Atif’s voice, Azaan’s music, Javed Sheikh, Ali kazmi, Marina khan and Mahira khan, who doesn’t want to be the part of such a movie?

How was your experience working with Mahira khan?
She is Mahira khan because she has unbelievable energy, she will spoil you as a co-actor, and she will always be on time. The time and energy both are very important to make a movie. I have learned a lot from her. Even when we are down, dead and tired, she is always super active and full of energy.

The best thing while shooting for Superstar?
That everyone was having fun. We started shooting in February and now we are releasing this movie. It was very easy and a lot of fun and time flew by so quickly.

Considering the chemistry between Mahira and Fawad initially, were you intimidated while building up a level of chemistry and romance with her?
No, I was not intimidated and that has to do with Mahira. If you look at Hamsafar, they were not this close. Superstar has a different romance and chemistry. What really helped was the fact that we did theatre together for good 25-30 days. It really helped and we became comfortable with each other. Romance is all about energy. For any girl to give that energy is very important and this is probably the backbone of the chemistry and I give Mahira the credit for this.

Can you relate to the character?
The trailer is quite different from the movie. It is actually a story of two people. I can relate a lot to this character. It has taught me how to love again not romantic love only but how to love the finer things in life. Superstar has helped me reconnect. Also, you will see my romantic side in Superstar.

Janaan or Superstar?
Janaan was my first love. But in all honesty, I tell everyone even if I don’t do any movie after Superstar, it is fine. I don’t care how it performs on Box Office. I have worked hard and I am fearless about the results. In real life, I am more like Sameer (Superstar) and not life Asfandyaar (Janaan).
While talking to Mahira, we got to know about her views.
Mahira said, “Well, this movie is a special project; a passion project. There are some things that you do and you don’t care about anything even if it works or it doesn’t. I like the character, the love stories and this movie was all in one. I enjoyed every minute.”

How is this movie different from other movies releasing at the same time?
It is not a RomCom, it is a romantic drama. It is much higher on emotions. I don’t think you will see a film with a climax like this. I don’t think there has been a movie where we have performed theater in the movie itself. For me, it was like something new to do.

How was the chemistry between you and Bilal?
With every person it is different. People keep talking about Khirad and Ashar but it has been so many years. With me and bilal, it has been very easy and comfortable. I have to give credit to him as well.

7 Din Mohabbat In (7DMI) did not do well because it could not relate to the audience, how do you think Superstar will relate to the viewers?
Even though in 7DMI, people could relate to those characters as well. I think it is not about the character, it is about the story. Does the movie keep you curious and interested? Only that is important.

Talking about the dialogue “Hum choty gharon k actor hain na is lie, sab k sath so kar hi to kaam milta he humey” – the trailer shows how getting into entertainment industry has a lot of hurdles including some dirty games, are we promoting this message to the young generation?
I would never do a film which puts my profession in a bad light. I will portray it in a truthful way. The whole story behind this particular dialogue in the trailer is that there are always black sheep in every industry. However, hard work and persistence can do wonders. It also shows the great side of this profession. I believe my industry will love this movie. Also, it is not about an industry, it is about the mindset of people. But yes, there is a struggle especially for people who are outsiders in the industry, lacking connections.

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

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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

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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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A Model-Turned-Actress Still at the Peak of her Performance; Sadia Khan!

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Sadia Khan is a name that needs no introduction. The star has made sure she leaves an impression on the audiences with her charming on-screen persona and acting mettle both in the world of modeling and acting. Famed for one of the top performances of her career in Khuda Aur Mohabbat, this starlet has a lot of achievements under her name, and that isn’t all that makes her special.

Starting her career with modeling, this actor-turned-model was destined to be more than just a model. Launched in 2011 in various dramas and ramps, Sadia Khan’s personality and talent have been rather irrepressible. She’s covered countless magazines, starred in numerous dramas, modeled for Pakistan’s biggest brands; in short, there isn’t any territory the actress hasn’t explored. Not to mention, she has made one of the more successful model-to-television and movie star transitions in the Pakistani entertainment industry, like her magnetic performance in Khuda Aur Muhabbat (2011), Naina Syed in Laa (2014), Umm-e-Hani in Shayad, (2017) and Maryam in Maryam Periera (2018). Khan also appeared in a film which is Abdullah: The Final Witness (2016).

But let’s not forget that she was—still is—a unique and remarkable model, as we were all reminded by her triumphant shoots for brands including Khaadi, Sapphire, Gul Ahmed, Sana Safinaz to posing for various other brands. She was the brand ambassador of Khaadi for 3 years, and the brand ambassador for Ufone for more than 2 years. Sadia Khan was modeling from an early age, spending her teens posing for photographs. She then made it as an actress, filling her resume with unconventional and unique roles. The triple threat performer is not only an actress and a model, but also a singer and songwriter. Is there anything that this star can’t do? We don’t think so.

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