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Kangana has become a kleptomaniac for Simran!

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AIMAN INAM

MUMBAI: As the flicker of B-town queen Kangana Ranaut’s forthcoming venture titled Simran has been released, one can predict that the actress will certainly essay the role of a happy-go-lucky and giggly fille.

According to the details, in the directorial of Hansal Mehta, Kangana would portray a Gujrati girl residing in the States named Simran Patel, who is a gambling addict and is suffering from kleptomania, a disease that forces its victims to steal things.

It is pertinent to mention here that the actress was also named Simran in her foremost Bollywood project Gangster, starring actors Emraan Hashmi and Shiney Ahuja.

Thinking back on, the Kangana beams: “I have completed 10-11 years in the industry and it has been journey from playing one Simran to other Simran.”

Newspakistan.tv has earlier reported that apart from acting, Kangana would pen some interesting parts of the film as well. So let’s see how she will be judged upon her writing dexterities!

The film is scheduled to hit the silver screen on September 15 this year.

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AIMAN INAM

MUMBAI: Ace Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is all set to mesmerize her admirers with her writing dexterities in the forthcoming venture of Director Hansal Mehta titled Simran, reported sources.

According to the details, Kangana took admission somewhere in New York so as to be a professional writer. Back in 2014, she penned down some interesting scenes for blockbuster Queen.

On inquiring about the matter, Mehta beams: “Kangana is an incredible talent and I’m happy that she with her collaboration has helped make Simran a fun family film.

“I’ve been very impressed with her since Queen and even more so because she collaborated on the script of that lovely film. I’m thankful that after Queen we have a similar collaboration in our film.”

While commenting on her writing aptitudes, he eulogized the actress by calling her intelligent and instinctive having great sense of character.

  

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PEMRA bans Dr Amir Liaquat!

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a ban on the appearance of televangelist and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Amir Liaquat on television for the month of Ramazan, sources privy to Newspakistan.tv reported.

According to the details, the regulatory body banned Hussain because he happened to breach various PEMRA rules in his show airing on Bol Television Network.

The notification reads, “Dr. Liaquat, merely for creating sensation and in order to achieve the maximum rating, created unwarranted drama on the basis of religion and hurt the sentiments of different sects and the public at large”.

“After this incident, Dr Liaquat quits the show, leaving the live platform for the guest Ulemas who exchanged quite harsh arguments.”

It is pertinent to mention here that two days back, the TV host is being accused of using religious pretexts for creating sensation and earning maximum ratings. Upon which, he receives backlash for hurting and evoking religious sentiments of people.

In this context, PEMRA noted that the show’s content violated Section 20(b), (c) (f) of Pemra Ordinance 2002 among others; “Dr Liaquat is misusing/abusing the platform without adhering to the provisions of Pemra rules”.

Previously too, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) banned the controversial host from appearing on TV for using Islam for his personal gain and diffusing hatred.

Whereas, an anti-terrorism case (ATC) had been registered by Rawalpindi police against the anchor for indulging in hate speech and threatening the life of Jibran Nasir Advocate. PEMRA, responding to the complaint lodged by Jibran Nasir Advocate, has banned BOL NEWS’s Amir Liaquat’s program Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga.

Amir Liaquat has been accused by Jibran Nasir Advocate of terming him and other social media activists (campaigning against the missing bloggers) as ‘anti-Islam’, ‘atheist’ and ‘anti-Pakistan’ in his BOL NEWS program Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga.

In his complaint filed with PEMRA, the lawyer has said that Amir Liaquat was running a life-threatening campaign against him.

It is pertinent to mention here that hundreds of viewers have approached PEMRA asking the Authority to impose a ban on the host of Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga and the program itself. 

In its 26 Jan. 2017 notification PEMRA has prohibited Amir Liaquat from delivering, on all other channels, any hate speech, declaring anyone as kaafir or ghaddar.

PEMRA has banned Amir Liaquat from hosting any program or appearing in any manner (guest, analyst, reporter, actor, in audio/video beepers, promos, and advts of his program).

Furthermore, PEMRA, pointing towards bloggers running a campaign against the missing men, insinuated: “This act of theirs is further increasing difficulties for the affected families”.

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Indian movies banned here for Eid!

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ISLAMABAD: Indian movies banned here for Eid, Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have been intimated that the federal government is all geared up to cease the screening of Bollywood films throughout the period of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha.

According to the details, a notification has been dispensed by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on May 24 (yesterday), which states that the restrictions on Indian flicks have been imposed here so as to resuscitate, erect and endorse local film industry in Pakistan.

In this context, a statement reads, “The action has been taken in order to revive and promote the local film industry in Pakistan. The restriction shall remain in force for two days before and two weeks after Eid days.”

Therefore, the importers and distributors of the foreign ventures have been directed not to exhibit any Indian films in cinema houses across the state during the mentioned aforetime period.

Eid is considered the best occasion for films to gross millions. In this time period, the situation is like a standoff between the filmmakers and the one, who successfully manages to rule the box office, the world is his oyster.

Yet at the same time, pundits at the helm of affairs reckon this phase to create a mess at the box office, resulting in affecting the entire industry in terms of business.

In such, it has been reported that approx. seven movies namely Race 3, Fanney Khan, Parwaz Hai Junoon, 7 Din Mohabbat In, Wajood, Oceans’s 8 and Incredibles 2 are expected to try their lucks this Eid.

It is pertinent to mention here that Salman Khan movies do a huge business here in Pakistan. However, the recent ban is not a good news for the Indian filmmakers and producers as well as his aficionados.

Contrary to this, the recent measure could prove to be beneficial for Lollywood industry as, by some stroke of luck, they can avail the chance to attract innumerable movie buffs.

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Cake director says 3 more films coming up!

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KARACHI: After the worldwide victory of Cake, director and writer of the film Asim Abbasi is all geared up to proclaim the upcoming three new ventures in association with UK-based production houses namely ZAB Films and Indus Talkies (that also played a significant part in the production of Abbasi’s debut endeavor Cake), along with B4U Films, reported sources.

Deliberating about the Indus Talkies and how it feels being the part of it, the film-maker beams, “We have a unified vision for Pakistani cinema: positioning our films on the world stage by telling culturally specific stories with a universal resonance, and giving cinema-goers diverse content to choose from.”

However, he keeps a stiff upper lip upon asking apropos the narrative and further details of the forthcoming ventures, “It’s too early to speak about specific story-lines, but the idea is to keep raising the bar and diversifying across genres and locations. My storytelling will always remain intimate, but potentially done on a larger scale this time,”

Speaking about the success of his debut venture, which has managed to gross approx. $1.4 million globally so far, he further maintained, “Anytime a film-maker goes against the tide and takes a risk, one never knows what the reception is going to be like, so it has been really humbling, and encouraging to know that if you build it well, they will come!”

It has further been reported that Abbasi keeps his spirits high as he is eagerly looking forward to his future ventures harboring novel storylines both in Pakistan and the UK.

His productions (three feature flicks harboring diverse genres such as drama, comedy, and thriller) are in the development phase at the moment. One of which is about a coming-of-age story that would be helmed by Abbasi and is slated to go in pre-production by the end of this year. The venture is expected to be shot in the UK.

 

 

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