‘I felt the need to support new people in the industry’

Opening up about his upcoming movie, lead star Ahsan Khan said, "Chupan Chupai has a youth-oriented script. It's a comedy thriller about young jobless guys who want to make a quick buck. They resort to drastic measures like kidnapping and other gunda gardi. Of course, they have to face the consequences." He revealed that the movie shares the genre with other movies like Golmaal, Na Maloom Afraad and Wrong No. The actor further said that he wanted to lend his support to new people in the industry by working in the film that comprises of a young team.

"The Chupan Chupai team is primarily made of NAPA grads and I felt if people are benefitting from my participation in the film, then I want to support them in that way. We need to support new people in the field." The film also stars Neelum Muneer, NAPA veterans like Talat Hussain, Arshad Mehmood and Adnan Jaffer, alongside Sakina Samo, Javed Shiekh and Rehan Sheikh.

Malala makes it to Bazaar's 150 Visionary Women list

Harper's Bazaar UK commemorated its 150th anniversary year with a list "celebrating the most influential female leaders in the UK." And there is no surprise that Malala Yousafzai is on it. The magazine's Bazaar 150 Visionary Women list calls these women "forward-thinking, high-achieving and inspirational role models to women everywhere," so it only makes sense that Malala has earned her spot on it. The youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been honoured for playing an active role towards female education in Pakistan and opening a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon. Listed under the 'Opinion Formers' category, Malala joins the likes of Amal Clooney, Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling. Other women of prominence who have also been listed are Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge), Victoria Beckham and Kate Winslet. Malala is currently enrolled at Oxford University and is studying for the PPE degree (Politics, Philosophy and Economics).

Humaima Malick breaks silence on cyber bullying

Humaima recently came forward to reveal that she has been at the receiving end of harassment, as well. Breaking her silence, the Arth 2 star said, “Yes, it’s true – I have been facing cyber bullying since the past four months. Not talking about these issues would some day completely silence the voice of the harassed. It’s about time we all stand up and battle out these forms of violence.”

She elaborated on the incidence, “I’ve been receiving threats for months now and it’s time that such harassers get called out openly in public. They shouldn’t be masked and we can’t let these noxious villains get away with harassment.” She called the experience “mentally tormenting” and admitted that “the cyber bullies have gone to an extent of disrupting my everyday-life activities”. The actress further said that she “will not stay silent anymore”.

“There has to be an end to this torture,” she said, adding “If this serious issue is just shoved under the carpet, we’re giving power to the harassers and are allowing these despicable criminals to get away with their offences with no consequences whatsoever – and I refuse to let that happen.”