Hot Pursuit

MAG’s favourite picks of the week

Glued to the Screen

Sanam B’s back

Sanam Baloch made a stellar comeback to the small screen. She was recently seen in the drama serial Teri Raza, co-starring Sarmad Khoosat and Shahroz Sabzwari and directed by Aabis Raza. The plot revolved around the story of a young girl, played by Sanam, who marries a guy older than her, played by Sarmad. The serial tackled the serious issue of istakhaara.

Around Town

Lahoris gather to celebrate family festival

The exciting two-day event invited all families to enjoy fun and festivities including magic and comedy segments, live cooking demonstration by renowned Pakistani chefs and a chance to meet them and singing competitions. Pakistan’s biggest and much anticipated annual family festival culminated in Lahore, attracting a huge number of visitors from all corners of the city and providing families with a perfect day out. A highlight of the festival was the kids’ arena, full of games, swings, rides and other fun activities for children of all ages to enjoy. Visitors also had stalls of household appliances, food items, crockery and jewellery to shop from. The extravaganza concluded on a high note with musical performances by Asim Azhar and Jal the Band who performed to audience requests amidst roaring appreciation from them.

The Right Note

Fan of the 80s hit song Hawa hawai? Check out its revamped version in the recently released Tumhari Sullu, featuring Vidya Balan and Neha Dhupia. The remixed version will take you back to the original track and energise you just like when you heard it the first time. The essence of the song has been untouched by retaining the vocals of powerhouse singer Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Treasure Trove

Don’t miss this hilarious spoof on demeaning societal norms in Pakistan

Teeli, an entertainment page on Facebook, has released its latest video – a hilarious parody on the most ridiculous societal practices in Pakistan and the effect these have on an individual, especially a girl. The video features actress Faryal Mehmood who has done an excellent job of playing a girl who is scared about explaining her actions to those around her and about a popular expression in our side of the world – loag kya kahengay?