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With Dripping Innocence; Natalia Awais is the New Face of Acting



1: What acting style would explain you the best? Is it just one?? Or you are open to negative roles as well in future?

I am open to any role with a character arc, it should be realistic and relatable in general!

2:When did you realise you wanted to be an actor? How did it all start? 

I always wanted to act. It all started from a school play I did.

3: What drama (especially) from the past you would have loved doing? 

Ahh!! There are so many, but yeah Ashfaq Ahmed’s Aik Mohabbat So Afsanay! Would have loved to be a part of it!

4: How is Natalia in real life? 

An introvert!!

5: Weirdest fan moment up till now?

There hasn’t been any weird moments, but I always feel overwhelmed when someone appreciates my acting! I love it!

6: What do you do when you are not working?  

Then, i will be with my family, dogs and a good book.

7: What have you learned about yourself since you became an actor?

That if I really try, I can exceed my expectations, hence talent can be learnt!

8: What’s your take on feminism? 

A feminist, always! I’d just like to say, that for those who criticise this movement, they need to check the real definition of feminism.

Ps. We don’t hate men, we hate any sort of oppression. In fact, my dad is a feminist!

9: Has your life changed after being an actor? 

Not really, yes I enjoy my work a lot. But my personal life has been how it should be!

10: What do you enjoy the most? The limelight or the ordinary life you had before getting into this career?

What I enjoy the most is a challenging character, a camera in front of me, and the director’s look after i portray the character as guided. The rest doesn’t matter. I still lead an ordinary life!

11: Would you like to comment on “Harassment at workplace”? Have you ever encountered such a thing or has it made you uncomfortable at any point till now since you have started your career?

That’s why we do need the feminist movement, at least now people do think twice before harassing! And yes, I really pray that there are better and strict laws and regulations against harassment. Rather than judging a person by the clothes they wear, there should be effective laws against the harasser! And, no, I haven’t had any such experience yet, but if god forbid I do, I won’t be quiet about it, because this is nothing to hide.

12: One advice you would like to tell your younger self? 

To not worry so much. Everything eventually falls in place.

13: In the season FRIENDS, who can you relate to the most?

My friends say I am more of Rachel.

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Hussain Rehar’s New Collection: An Amalgamation of Tradition and the Contemporary



Dipped in sophistication and grandeur, Hussain Rehar has tried to recapture the essence of Eighteenth-century with his new clothing line; “Nizam Begum” showcasing the out-of-the-world aesthetics and design philosophy, that takes you on a ride back in time to that same era; with royalty oozing out of each ensemble. The whole collection is a testament to the finest craftsmanship, careful designing and hard work that’s reflected in the exceptional attention to the details. Apart from the astounding intricacy, Hussain Rehar has used the finest fabric available, to provide an amalgamation of both royalty and comfort in his outfits.

History: The Nizam Begums were the wives of the Nizams; rulers of the princely Hyderabad state. Nizam begums; queens of the Nizam dynasty, led extraordinarily lavish, posh and royal lifestyle, which was reflected in their unique, timeless attires, adorned with intricate embellishments and designs, openly expressing their royal stature, style and taste in dressing.


The ‘Nizam wives’ can be seen here, photographed in Hussain Rehar’s new Eid collection, reminiscent of that same glorious era, where he has tried to recreate the same great style and timeless fashion, by introducing and infusing a contemporary touch and creating a masterpiece that’s both sophisticated and outstanding; a stellar addition to one’s wardrobe, a piece of clothing that’s a must-have, timeless and making the one wearing it stand out as if draped in finesse.

What’s more interesting, is the fact that this intriguing piece of clothing, although affordable, is a limited edition range. Hussain Rehar has attained his inspiration from the Nizam Begum, so the collection is named after them, as a tribute to their timeless, sophisticated style and breathtaking dressing sense. The elegant pieces create a balance between the traditional and contemporary, and the final result is an outfit that is too tempting to resist.

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Catwalk Cares Season 2 Recorded Amid Strict SOPS



Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show Season 2 was recorded amid the setting, perfectly similar to any other fashion week outside of the Covid-19 pandemic except there was no engaging audience present and instead the side rows were eerily filled with empty wooden benches. The show was recorded at a grand and modern set comprising a sizable runway for ramp and desired lighting at Net Set Studio Karachi.

The show that was successfully recorded in the first week of August, for later virtual transmission, will be aired on ARY Zindagi TV worldwide into three-day format and on ARY Digital for its YouTube transmission under the aegis of ARY as the Official Media Partner on this Independence Day.

Frieha Altaf, CEO of Catwalk Event Management & Productions on the occasion thanked and gave credit to his friend Asad-ul-Haq (ace advertising filmmaker) for suggesting to present Catwalk Cares Season 2 on a ramp.

“Those who were in attendance though were a selected number of Media, came to the recordings at different time slots in order to follow the strict SOPs. Likewise, designers and brands along with their models were also assigned separate intervals so as to avoid crowding,” explained Frieha.

She added that participants were instructed to wear masks, keep a social distance and using hand sanitizers when off camera and continuously urged to remain safe.

At the show, singer Ali Tariq of ‘Bekha Na’ from ‘Parey Hut Love’ did the world premiere of new song “Chaho Na” while popular Folk- Rock singer Natasha Baig performed the song ‘Kaseria’ for one of the participating brands Kayseria.

SABS Salon is the official Makeup and Hairstylist of Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show Season 2 while Samiya Ansari of SABS, a trained wardrobe stylist and fashion editor helped in guiding and oversee looks.

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Rameez Anwar Pays Tribute To His Own Legacy



Rameez Khawaja Anwar, a composer and multi-instrumentalist takes the legacy of his grandfather, the renowned Pakistani music director Khawaja Khurshid Anwer farther by creating music that sounds back to an era when melody was in its pure form.

Rameez’s upcoming music video for his new song, ‘Woh Umeed Ki Manzil,’ is a love letter to songs of Bollywood-Lollywood past. The composition use instruments like vibraphone, bansuri, and sarangi, to the piano entrance to give a memorial to the golden era of sub continental film. The centrepiece of the track is an evocative vocal performance from Zeb Bangash, with the kind of flair typical of singers from that era. 

Born and raised in Texas, Rameez was always drawn to the film songs composed by his grandfather and other luminaries of the Bollywood-Lollywood film industries. 

“Growing up in America, my musical influences definitely skewed more towards Western pop, rock, and a little bit of hip hop, but our parents always made sure my siblings and I were exposed to Desi music from a young age, Rameez racalls.

The music video was directed by Maham Khwaja, another of Khurshid Anwar’s grandchildren.  Maham has tried to recreate the look and feel of one of her grandfather’s songs, from the black and white images to the hair, makeup, and wardrobe, and to garden setting overlooking a winding river with frames full of fog.  The video includes Aniqa Khwaja (no relation) and Nikhil Saboo, both are young and upcoming actors. 

The seed for the song actually began with Rameez’s father, Dr. Khawaja Nauman Anwar, when the latter was just a young boy. Anwar came up with the melody after reading a novel when he was 15-years old.  At the end of the novel was a poem which began, ‘Woh umeed ki manzil, ab kahaan nigaahon mein,’ on which Anwer came up with the melody in just ten minutes. However, despite growing up under the same roof as Khurshid Anwar, the young Anwar was not musically trained, so the tuned sat and kept in humming in head till his own son became able to grow the melody into a full-fledged song.

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