MAG’S favourite picks of the week

There is no stopping Ali Z

The actor has been keeping the media buzzing, first with the trailer launch of his upcoming flick Teefa In Trouble and then the video launch of one of its songs – Item Number. Starring Ali Zafar and Maya Ali in the lead roles, the film has already been deemed promising. The song has been sung and penned by Ali himself, and Aima Baig, and the video shows Teefa (Ali) and Anya (Maya) dancing to a peppy number. Not only is the tune catchy but it also cleverly hints at the use of item numbers in films. Ali also outshines his co-star while shaking his legs in the video. Less than a week after the song released, the video already crossed four million views on YouTube.

Parwaaz Hai Junoon team gets called out for plagiarising poster of a Hollywood movie

Looks like bad luck surrounds the film already. First the upcoming movie’s released was pushed from Eidul Fitr to Eidul Azha while simultaneously its makers got served with a notice by one of the film’s costume designers. And now, Parwaaz Hai Junoon has became somewhat of a laughing stock online when one of the cast members, actress Kubra Khan released a new poster featuring her and Shaz Khan on it and her followers immediately realised the eerie similarities between the said poster and one of the 2010 Hollywood flick Letters To Juliet. Many criticised the move by saying that if the local industry wants to be appreciated and promoted for its efforts, they should present original ideas instead of ones taken from Bollywood or Hollywood films, while some simply made fun of the fact.

Nadia gets the silver YouTube button

Nadia Khan, the former queen of morning shows, hasn’t stopped entertaining us even after leaving her morning show and has now made a comeback on the television screen after years with a few dramas to her credit. The star also created her own Vlog by the name of Outstyle with Nadia, in which she teaches women and girls specifically about make-up and hair care and gives basic grooming tips. Her channel became an instant hit and has recently crossed 100,000 subscribers on Youtube for which she received a silver button from Youtube – a commemorative button issued by the social media platform to the channels with over 100,000 subscribers.

Rahat and Nida Nusrat prepare to battle it out for NFAK’s songs

The daughter of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan says she will take legal action against those who are involved in infringement of copyrights of the iconic singer’s songs. “I am the only heir of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the copyrights of my father’s songs are only with me,” stated Nida Nusrat. Speaking at a news conference at the Lahore Press Club, she shared that people took advantage of the fact that she moved to Canada after NFAK’s demise. Her return 20 years later has seemingly made her cousin Rahat Fateh Ali Khan very uncomfortable. Rahat responded to Nida’s statements by clarifying, “I am the successor (janasheen) and adopted son of my ustad and uncle. Why would I need any permission? It’s my family’s name and legacy which I’m carrying and as a tradition, tomorrow my brother and son will carry it.” But Nida is convinced otherwise. “Everyone, including Rahat, who tried to benefit from my father’s music, will be held accountable.”

Maya replaces Mahira in Paray Hut Love

Asim Raza is getting ready to direct his second project after the 2016 Ho Mann Jahaan, titled Paray Hut Love. Initially, the 51-year-old film-maker had roped in Mahira Khan to play the lead opposite Sheheryar Munawwar. However, it has now been confirmed that Maya Ali will be replacing her due to conflicts in dates. Revealing details of his upcoming film, Asim said, “Maya and Sheheryar are romantically involved in Paray Hut Love which will potentially release on Eidul Azha, next year.” The movie is said to be a romantic comedy written by the acclaimed Imran Aslam. Asim further shared, “The subtle yet meaningful comedy is surely going to bring a difference to the otherwise gripping, emotional, romantic drama.” But Mahira’s fans are not to be disappointed, as the actress will be making a special appearance in the

film that will go on floors in September this year and will be shot in Azad Kashmir.

Rizwan Beyg showcases collection at Buckingham Palace

The fashion designer made the nation proud when he recently showcased his collection at The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at Buckingham Palace. Beyg’s original truck art designs and hand-embroidery done by the women of Bahawalpur were featured at the prestigious exhibition. The silhouettes exhibit motifs created by original truck artists were printed on silk by rural women. It’s his way of encouraging women empowerment and rural development. The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange showcases fashion talent from 53 countries. It brings the modern day values to life through fashion. The couturier himself, has been a part of Pakistan’s fashion industry for a long time. His work includes bridal and prêt wear and have been showcased at Lakme Fashion Week 2014 in India.