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Komal Rizvi performs brilliantly on her USA tour

The singer-songwriter Komal Rizvi has recently made a comeback locally and has been performing live as well as singing covers for her Pakistani fans. But she has not abandoned her US fan following either. While trending locally with her latest mashup with Siddharth Slathia, she has returned to the US to complete her tour with back to back live concerts.

Beginning with her performance in Houston last month, she followed it with another in Chicago, then in New Jersey and later Virginia. The songster took the stage on her first show in Houston as she sung old and beautiful classical numbers. Komal stole the show again in Chicago with her soulful performance and got a much appreciated response in New Jersey too. This year, the singer has already done more than a dozen concerts internationally and doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon!


Fawad Khan dines with Saudi King after performing Hajj

Fawad Khan was missing from red carpets for a while, and here’s why: the actor was in Saudi Arabia performing his first Hajj and, true to his personal character, wanted to stay completely off the media’s radar. That’s why there was no selfie moment during the spiritual journey, which he experienced with his wife Sadaf. The Humsafar star did, however, represent Pakistan at the closing ceremony of Hajj, hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Media.

“I’m honoured to be representing 200 million Pakistanis in front of such a diverse audience and a nation that we love and highly respect,” he said in his speech at the closing ceremony. “This was my first experience of Hajj and I am happy to share that I take back great memories of it and I am extremely impressed with the professionalism of the entire security and government’s management for the remarkable services rendered to all pilgrims,” he shared. Fawad was also invited to the annual Hajj lunch hosted by the King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman!


K.Jo’s Pakistani doppleganger leaves him speechless

One of the most prominent names of Bollywood, Karan Johar – who’s known for his razor sharp wit and casual banter – recently discovered something that left him speechless. As eloquent and chatty as he is considered, there must be something out of this world to make him speechless, right?

Karan is quite active on Twitter and recently discovered his lookalike on the social media platform that left him surprised. A Twitter user Usman Khan replied to one of Karan’s tweets, sharing his own photo, and wrote alongside: “People says I do look like @karanjohar is it???”

Dressed in a fancy plum velvet jacket, scarf and sunglasses, the man, we admit, does share an uncanny resemblance with Karan. To which Karan quoted Usman’s tweet and wrote: “Few tweets leave me speechless… this is one of them.” As we thought, a lot of people other than K-Jo found the resemblance striking. Usman also shared WhatsApp screenshots of conversations with his friends who told him he must pursue to have coffee with Karan. Now that is quiet fascinating, isn’t it?


Zahid Ahmad wins Mohammad Ali Jinnah Award in Canada

The prestigious award has been presented to the actor by a member of the Canadian parliament.

Model and actor Zahid Ahmad needs no introduction and is known for his killer looks and acting talent. After conquering the hearts of many with his versatility and talent within the country, the actor has found some admirers in Canada also. The actor has made us all proud by bringing home an award from Canada, conferred to him by a Canadian parliamentarian at the Canada – Pakistan affiliated chamber of trade. The actor took to his official Instagram account to share the news with his fans and followers.


Jami’s Jugnu explores the love for goats

“I want to become the desi Scorsese, not the desi Karan Johar,” Jami Mahmood once said in an interview. Turns out, his latest production just might prove this notion. The Moor director’s latest venture Jugnu, directed by Ali Abbas Naqvi, is intriguing to say the least. The team just dropped a minute-and-a-half long teaser and left us in absolute awe.

While the clip doesn’t give much to speculate, Jugnu seems to be the story of a young boy named Bhura and his love for goats. Billed as ‘a fascinating tale of love, loss and selflessness’, the film also showcases the life of a couple and Bhura’s strained relationship with his mother.

“Choosing the right subject for your film and connecting with the masses can prompt a big change, or at least bring hope to countries like Pakistan,” Jami had said.

Jugnu has been penned down by Naqvi and Areeb Ali while the story is Jami’s. The soothing music has been composed by The Sketches and complements the visuals beautifully.


A doodle dedicated to Fatima Surayya Bajia on 88th birth anniversary

Google paid tribute to Fatima Surayya Bajia on her 88th birth anniversary through its doodle feature. Born on September 1, 1930 in Hyderabad Deccan, Bajia migrated to Pakistan with her family after the Partition. The legendary playwright started writing the plays for PTV in 1960. Apart from TV, she wrote multiple scripts for radio and stage, including Shama, Afshan, Uroosa, Ana and Tasveer. In recognition of Bajia’s services, the Government of Pakistan awarded her with Hilal-e-Imtiaz and a medal for best performance. Japan also conferred her with the highest civilian honour. Bajia also rendered her services as an educational adviser for the Sindh government. The legendary artist passed away two years back in Karachi.