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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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TEDxLahoreWomen Pulls Off Another Brilliantly Mind Striking Event!

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LAHORE, December 8, 2019: TEDxLahore celebrated its 10th year with yet another series of compelling talks at its TEDxLahoreWomen event held at the British Council Library.

Speakers included Dr. Aneela Darbar, the first US trained female neurosurgeon of Pakistan; Soufia Siddiqui, an education research and strategy advisor; Amna Zamir, an Additional Districts and Sessions Judge in Gilgit Baltistan; Maheen Rahman, an investment banker with an impressive portfolio; Maheen Gul, founder of the Lahore Autism Centre; Fareeda Batool, an independent artist who explores Pakistan’s political upheavals and tumultuous history; and Masuma Anwar, a pediatric doctor and musician. Lakeer ke Fakeer, a husband-wife duo of “singing poets”, also performed at the event.

These “Bold + Brilliant” women shared their profound insights and exciting stories about a remarkable number of issues, ranging from the education of boys in the public sector to the careful mapping of the brain before neurosurgery. The audience comprised over 350 individuals, including young entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, lawyers, and students. Audience members also received a chance to interact with speakers during networking breaks.

“TEDxLahoreWomen brought some powerful women together this year,” said Areej Mehdi, the event’s co-curator. “These women have advocated and opened doors for other women, and changed lives with their groundbreaking work and ideas. We’re excited to share their talks today.” said Irteza Ubaid, TEDx Ambassador – Pakistan. The event was presented in partnership with British Council, Nestle Everyday Lite, MINT PR, Uber, Daftarkhwan, FM 91 and Poet Restaurant.

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TEDxLahoreWomen Pulls Off Another Brilliantly Mind Striking Event!

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TEDxLahore celebrated its 10th year with yet another series of compelling talks at its TEDxLahoreWomen event held at the British Council Library.

Speakers included Dr. Aneela Darbar, the first US trained female neurosurgeon of Pakistan; Soufia Siddiqui, an education research and strategy advisor; Amna Zamir, an Additional Districts and Sessions Judge in Gilgit Baltistan; Maheen Rahman, an investment banker with an impressive portfolio; Maheen Gul, founder of the Lahore Autism Centre; Fareeda Batool, an independent artist who explores Pakistan’s political upheavals and tumultuous history; and Masuma Anwar, a pediatric doctor and musician. Lakeer ke Fakeer, a husband-wife duo of “singing poets”, also performed at the event.

 

These “Bold + Brilliant” women shared their profound insights and exciting stories about a remarkable number of issues, ranging from the education of boys in the public sector to the careful mapping of the brain before neurosurgery. The audience comprised over 350 individuals, including young entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, lawyers, and students. Audience members also received a chance to interact with speakers during networking breaks.

“TEDxLahoreWomen brought some powerful women together this year,” said Areej Mehdi, the event’s co-curator. “These women have advocated and opened doors for other women, and changed lives with their groundbreaking work and ideas. We’re excited to share their talks today.” said Irteza Ubaid, TEDx Ambassador – Pakistan.

The event was presented in partnership with British Council, Nestle Everyday Lite, MINT PR, Uber, Daftarkhwan, FM 91 and Poet Restaurant.

 

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These Four Women are Making some Finger-licking Delicious Desserts

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The trends are changing and we are moving back to our roots, that is, homemade desserts. There was a time when we would dine out to soothe our sweet tooth but now, we simply go to a food forum, type dessert and find the best in town. Although food is never associated with any gender who cooks the best, we found some incredible women bakers that have been in the dessert making for a while now and you have to agree with our choice while the bring something delicious every time they put their oven mitts on. 

Here are the 4 power-packed women that are bringing the best sweets to complement your sham ki chai and coffee.

Devine Appetite

This lady Anam Malik knows how to attract customers with her yummy chocolate bars, appetizing caramel crunch cake, moist chocolate fudge cake and many more. You name it and she will make them for you. It was a treat to try her divine desserts just like the name of her bakery. Not only this, she will treat you with customized chocolates wrapped in your pictures printed on it.

Jaweria Usman

Jaweria Usman’s lotus cheesecakes are pure heaven. We don’t remember any restaurant in Lahore that served as good stuff as she makes. Even after being pogged, you will still not feel enough. Made with love and rich in cheese, she has a solution to your bad mood. Ranging from dipped in chocolate to covered with raspberry buttercream; she has got you covered.

The Meetha Cravings Co.

Bushra knows her way quite well. Her chocolate and the cream-filled jar is a great way to brighten your day. Book her for any event and she will not disappoint you. We ordered her chocolate jar which had a moist cake topped with melted caramel. The texture and taste were totally on point. Do not forget to try her yummy chocolate chip cookies whenever you order her chocolate jar.

Moreish by HT

People meet by fate, we met by Besan ka halwa. We saw this girl making Besan halwa dipped in desi ghee and garnished with cashew nuts and instantly ordered a box. To our surprise, it was the same as our Nanis used to make. It had the same taste and love spewing from each bite. This one is especially for the desi buds. If you are too occupied at your house and want to fulfill your tummy with the conventional meetha i.e kheer, halwa, etc. Henna Tassawur is your go-to person

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