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Grapevine Bollywood: Vipin Patwa condemns Pakistani artists bashing!

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MUMBAI: Indian composer Vipin Patwa, while condemning the ongoing controversy against banning Pakistani artists, held that music has become worldwide and talent has no nationality, reported sources.

A source qouted Patwa as saying: “We are living in 2018 and music has become global. Moreover, talent is beyond nationality. And let’s not forget that be it music, story or casting of a film, all decisions are taken collectively by a number of people and not a single person.”

According to the details, Patwa has been working with Pakistani vocalists such as Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for quite sometime.

A little birdie has further revealed that Patwa did many efforts to keep Rahat’s vocals from Rog Jaane in the film titled Laali Ki Shadi Mein Laddoo Deewana past annum too.

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have been informed that the composer has recorded some songs crooned by Atif and Javed Bashir and he finds himself in a pickle now due to the ongoing controversy here.

Readers may recall that a month back Indian politician Babul Supriyo asked to impose a ban on Pakistani artistes. Also, he demanded to cut the vocals of Rahat from the song Ishtehar.

Commented on this further, Patwa held, “Removing an artiste from a song merely on the basis of some controversy is the worst and most disrespectful thing as it takes a lot of effort and pain to create a song. I had specially flown to Dubai just to record the song.”

Newspakistan.tv has earlier reported its viewers that Atif turned down the request of Indian filmmaker Sudhir Mishra to promote his song Sehmi Hai Dhadkan from the movie Das Dev.

While supporting the singer, he noted, “Atif was taken on board because his voice was matching the character of the song. This decision was taken way before the controversy started.”

“It’s a coincidence that this controversy has started at the time of my music launch. Which artiste wouldn’t want to promote his work? If Atif has taken this decision, there must be some reason behind it.”

It has further been learnt that singer Javed Bashir too has recorded his song titled Tai toh utte  for the said movie, “It is a mere coincidence that I recorded with him and now his song is in the film (Daas Dev) and is surrounded by controversy.”

 “The way the song by Atif got affected, it (controversy) may affect the song by Javed Bashir too. I hope for the best and would like the audience to decide,” said he.

While giving a positive message to bring the rivals together, he further maintained, “If my small efforts can bring two nations together, I would love to be a part of such projects.”

“Moreover, I grew up listening to Nusrat sahab and Mehdi Hasan sahab. Can you ask people to stop listening to their songs? You can’t because music is beyond boundaries.”

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Animated ‘The Donkey King’ to be released on 19th Oct

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ISLAMABAD: Animated movie “The Donkey King” will be released on the October 19 and the film follows the adventures of Mangu Mangu Jan Mangu, a daydreaming donkey who has aspirations to be more successful in life. Aziz Jindani is the director of the Donkey King.
Earlier, Talisman Studios has released a teaser trailer for its family-friendly CG animated feature The Donkey King.

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Baig rubbishes rumors of making a bio-pic on Nazia!

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KARACHI: Rumors making round here in the entertainment fraternity are that pop singer Nazia Hassan’s ex-husband Mirza Ishtiaq Baig is all geared up to make a film on her life.

According to the details, Nazia’s brother singer Zoheb Hassan had threatened to sue Ishtiaq upon doing so. Deliberating about the matter, Zoheb took to Twitter and posted, “Our family has come to know that Nazia’s ex-husband is trying to make a film on her life so he can feature himself and profit from her name and fame.”

The couple tied the knot in 1995 and had a son namely Arez Hassan.  It has been considered that the pop star parted ways from her husband before her tragic demise. However, talking about their marriage, Ishtiaq asserted, “Nazia Hassan was my wife until her sad demise in London. Her death certificate confirms our marital status.”

Negating his claim Zoheb Hassan, while posting Nazia-Ishtiaq  (April 2000) divorce certificate,  stated on behalf of the family: “His (Ishtiaq’s) statements are as false and divisive as himself always trying to create a delusion in public that he is still married to our beloved Nazia so he can keep on gaining from her name and somehow eradicate how he mistreated her to her very last days”:

“Anyone entertaining this individual shall be duly and legally sued by our family as he has no legal right or basis to do so,” warned he.

On the other hand, rubbishing all such rumors pertaining to the movie, Baig stated, “I am too busy at the moment in my business and other engagements.”

“However, if ever plan to make one, I would announce it myself proudly and being her husband nobody can stop me from doing so.”

Nazia gained fame via a program titled Sung Sung aired on Pakistan Television’s (PTV) and became one of Pakistan’s most celebrated stars in the 70s and 80s.

Her award-winning and chartbuster track Aap Jaisa Koi, which she has sung at the age of 13 for an Indian flick entitled Qurbaani, made her a shining celebrity both at home and in South Asia.

She claimed a Filmfare Award and turned out to be the foremost Pakistani lady to win the prestigious accolade. Nazia along with her brother successfully managed to sell more than 60 million records worldwide. The duo released Disco Deewane in 1981, which went to the top of the chart.

Unfortunately, the Pakistani pop icon lost the battle of her life on 13th August, 2000, due to the lethal lung cancer at the age of only 35 in London.

 

 

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Actor ‘Lehri’ remembered on his 6th death anniversary

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ISLAMABAD: The sixth death anniversary of legendary Pakistani comedian Safirullah Siddiqui, also known as ‘Lehri’, was observed today. 
Lehri was one of greatest comedians who made his name through his film career starting from the 1950s and lasted until the 1980s. He won the Nigar Award for around a dozen films.
Lehri’s first film “Anokhi” was released in 1956, and his last production was “Dhanak” in 1986. The vast majority of his films have been in Urdu, though he did perform in a few Punjabi productions.
Lehri retired in late 1986; after his retirement, his health started deteriorating. He died on 13 September 2012 in Karachi, aged 83, from lung, kidney diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart issues.
He had been under treatment and was on a ventilator due to prolonged illness in a private hospital at the time of his death.

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