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Revisting ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ on its 20th anniversary

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One of the most iconic films of the 90s, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, completes 20 years Tuesday and we are getting all sorts of feels. While there is no denying the fact that film is flawed in countless ways and comes across as misogynist, it is also no secret that it is a Bollywood lover’s guilty pleasure and we can’t help but drop its dialogues every now and then, especially, “Kuch kuch hota hai, tum nai samjho gay.”

It is also important to note that Karan Johar’s directorial debut starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherji, set a new precedent for a way films were done in Bollywood.

On the film’s 20th anniversary, revisiting the film with some lesser known facts:

– Rani Mukerji wasn’t Karan Johar’s first choice to play Tina. The character was originally written with Twinkle Khanna in mind, who is also Johar’s childhood friend, and was even named after her (Twinkle’s nickname is Tina). However, after the actress rejected the role, it went to Rani.

– Karan Johar in this memoir, An Unsuitable Boy revealed that he was unable to find someone to play the role of Aman Mehra in the film because it was a supporting part and the character makes an entry only in the second half of the film. Karan initially met Saif Ali Khan for the role but he refused, saying that he wants to do Indian, commercial parts and Aman seems too western and hip. Then, KJo approached Chandrachur Singh, who also turned down the role. Karan shared that he became extremely depressed at this point.

However, a few days later, at a party hosted by Chunky Pandey, Karan shared his woes about being unable to find an actor. Salman’s sister, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, also present at the party told Salman about this who immediately went to Karan to ask him the details. After Karan gave him a brief overview, Salman said, “No hero will want to do this role. There’s only one idiot in the industry who’ll do it, and that’s me. You know, my sister says you’re a nice guy. Come and narrate it to me tomorrow.”

Karan narrated the story to Salman who agreed to do the film for him and more so for his father, whom he called “the nicest guy in the industry.”

Salman eventually went on to win a Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor and also garnered a lot of praise for his role and performance.

– The film was based on the Archie Comics. Shah Rukh was Archie, Kajol Betty and Rani Mukherjee Veronica. Anupam Kher’s character was based on Mr Weatherbee, the principal of Riverdale High School.

– SRK and Kajol were Karan’s first choices to play Rahul and Anjali, respectively. They had promised to be a part of Karan’s first film back when he was the assistant director on Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

– Salman Khan and Kajol were reportedly not on talking terms while shooting for the song Saajanji Ghar Aaye

The cast and director of the film also fondly recalled the film on its anniversary. Karan Johar took to social media to express his feelings writing, “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years! A film that gave me love, acceptance and a career…will always be eternally grateful to Kajol, SRK, Rani and Salman Khan for indulging a 25 years old boy with stars in his eyes! Thank you for all the love.”

Meanwhile, Kajol shared her favourite memory from the shoot in an interview with Hindustan Times.

“We went to Ooty (Tamil Nadu) to shoot the film,” she said, “We stayed in a hotel that had just come up. We were the first people to stay in that hotel. We were there for 40 days. I can’t imagine how they put up the set in Ooty, in the middle of a valley! They had created this set of houses, summer camp. It was an amazing feat. I remember Yash [Karan’s father] uncle clearly; he’s one of my fondest memories of the film. He was this huge driving force behind the way everything was done.”

On whether Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor, who are Karan’s dream cast for KKHH’s sequel, would be able to do justice, Kajol said, “I hope they can. I know they won’t be able to recreate our magic, that’s not possible!”

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The Launch of Burger Lab’s latest invention – Burger Lab Innovation Kitchen

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Every time we head out of the house for dinner – there is one dreaded question that we ask each other, where are we going to eat today? Well, living in Karachi, we are always overwhelmed by so many options that it is hard to choose where to dine out, so we’re here to give you some suggestions as to where your next dinner or lunch should be. It should definitely be at the new Burger Lab Innovation Kitchen!

All of us have been eating from Burger Lab’s scrumptious burgers for as long as we can remember – so what’s so different in this new innovation kitchen, you might ask? Well, as the name suggests, this new outlet by one of the most famous burger franchises in Pakistan is all about innovation! Located at Khayaban-e-Seher, with a chill, cozy, yet fancy vibe, Burger Lab has introduced an Innovative Menu, and it is oh so good. Believe us when we say, there hasn’t been any place in Pakistan that makes you want to keep going back for that Honey Glazed Burger (our favorite from the menu). The other items in the innovative menu also include Honey Glazed Chicken, The 3 Musketeers (sliders), and Bounty Shake.

 

 

As you can tell, the Burger Lab Innovation Kitchen will be our weekly meal stop for a while. The idea behind the new place by Burger Lab is so amazing, as they will only be offering the products in the innovative menu for a few weeks after which, they will introduce a new set of products – how tempting is that? And oh, don’t worry if you fall in love with an innovative menu item that might be leaving soon, they will be launching the innovative menu items that people love nationwide across 29 other outlets!

 

So, what are you waiting for? Head to the Burger Lab Innovation Kitchen and tell us what you think!

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KASHMIR Are All Ready to Release a New Single ‘Ayi Bahaar’

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One of the greatest discoveries of Pepsi Battle of the Bands has to be the 2017 Winners of the competition KASHMIR, an alternative rock band from Karachi that really came and conquered. The group which consists of 6 members has been making headlines with their music ever since. They finally satisfied their fans with their debut studio album ‘Khwaab’ last year. The album was critically acclaimed and reminded us of all of the reasons as to why we fell in love with this band in the first place.

Well, after much anticipation, it looks like KASHMIR is finally putting out new music once again and we are genuinely thrilled. The band teased the arrival of a new single ‘Ayi Bahaar’ on their Social Media, and fans have been patiently waiting for the single to drop on the first of October.

 

The name of the song is enough to tell us that the song might somehow be related to everyone’s favorite season (Spring aka Bahaar!) and so we have reason to believe this is going to be a fun and funky song. The cover art for the single looks amazing too and we can’t wait till we can listen to the song.

 

KASHMIR has managed to rise to fame in this very competitive music industry with their original sound and beautiful lyrics. Since Pakistan has started to see some growth in the music industry – it is extremely rewarding to see how this new band is taking center stage and bringing us some brilliant music while they do that!

 

 

Watch Taser here:

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Kinza Razzak to Star in Sports Drama ‘22 Qadam directed by Anjum Shehzad’

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The rising young actress Kinza Razzak who has made her mark on the small screen in a short period of time is coming back on our screens in an exciting sports drama ‘22 Qadam’ soon.

Kinza Razzak has proved her mettle with distinct roles in several television serials, telefilms, and advertisements. This time, the young actress will be seen in a completely different avatar in the sports drama. Details for the serial have not yet been revealed, though the drama is on the floor and is expected to release soon.

 

The young actress was last seen on the screens in the hit drama serial Log Kya Kahain Ge alongside Faisal Qureshi and the critically acclaimed web series Ek Jhooti Love Story with Bilal Abbas Khan. She has been gracing our screens in challenging roles since 2017 and has a knack for choosing her projects wisely. This time, the actress is once again ready to star in a project that sounds like a completely unique story.

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