One of the largest independent production houses in Pakistan, Seeme Productions, has expanded its business and creative services to the international market, now operating in the UK and UAE!
This expansion comes intending to take this independent business venture to the next step portraying Pakistan on the production map worldwide and introduce Pakistani industry talent to the world. Seeme is now providing enhanced production facilities in the UK and UAE as part of its strategy to promote the production of global content, bringing work opportunities to Pakistan, and also providing the directors with the opportunity to deliver on the international market.
Speaking about this new step, the CEO, Mr. Naveed Arshad, said, “Seeme has always been aspirational, and going international is a part of that aspiration. The UK and UAE market is flourishing, and this provides the perfect opportunity for us to create a customer base abroad as well. At the start of this new decade, we hope that we can continue to deliver the same high standard of quality and reliability we are known for in Pakistan and take our vision abroad.”
Seeme’s step also opens doors for Pakistan to become a production hub, and to prove its mettle and potential in the international market. Seeme’s new premise will strengthen its operations and create an even more comprehensive business offering for the production specialists.
About See ME:
Seeme Productions was the brain-child of Seemeen and Naveed Arshad. It started as a small production house with a core team of six individuals. Still, despite its humble beginnings, today, Seeme Production is ranked as one of the most highly esteemed companies in Pakistan. At See’Me, we believe in providing solutions tailored to your specific requirements.
Veet, a leading depilatory brand manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan Limited (RBPL) has launched a new variant, Veet Nikhaar. With the benefits of natural ingredients such as turmeric and saffron, Veet Nikhaar gives that perfect glow and silky-smooth skin in just three minutes (application times may vary for sensitive skin). The campaign is launched during the wedding season for girls looking for hair removing solutions that are not just convenient to use due to busy routines and hectic schedules but are also based on natural ingredients which they love and are very comfortable with.
Talking about the launch of the new variant, Humayun Farooq, Director Marketing Health, RBPL said, “Veet, as a brand, has always delivered on its promise by staying relevant for its consumers and thus stayed on top as a market leader in the industry. We have seen a consumer shift towards natural ingredients, and in our quest to resonate with the Veet Woman, we have launched this new product variant that serves the purpose.”
Veet Nikhaar is a simple and convenient solution that allows women to be comfortable in their own skin and face any and every situation fearlessly with confidence!
To further excite consumers, Veet has also launched a campaign through which women are given the chance to win beautiful gold pendants. To enter the contest, participants just need to purchase a pack of Veet cream or lotion and give a missed call on 0303-0833875 to receive details on how to enter the competition. (T&C apply: https://bit.ly/2Nqn1LZ)
Tree plantation drive organized by Hamid Ismail Foundation at Quaide-Azam Residency, Karachi.
The aim of Hamid Ismail Foundation is to make Karachi a clean city and planting trees is the first step to make the environment healthy and clean. 100 trees were planted at Quaid e Azam Residency. The event started at 3 pm with recitation of Holy Quran followed by Hamid Ismail welcome address to guests.
First tree was planted by Hamid Ismail followed by other guests. Students were also invited from different schools who were very enthusiastic and were waving small flags throughout the event. It was good to see patriotic future generation who cared about saving this earth. Students also helped in planting the seeds of some fruit trees.
It is a great initiative taken by Hamid Ismail Foundation. There is a need to save and plant trees to have a better and healthy environment for us and the generations to come. It is the time we all step up and work towards giving back to this motherland.
The event was attended by the following esteemed guests: • Mr. Moeed Anwar – Chairman DMC East • Mr. Rehan Hashmi – Chairman DMC Central • Mr. Nayyer Raza – Chairman DMC Korangi • Mr. Ahmed Ali Siddiqui – Deputy Commissioner East • Mr. Shehryar Gul Memon – Deputy Commissioner Korangi • Mr. Muhammad Ghazaal – COO Saylani Welfare Trust • Mr. Saleem Baloch – MPA PPP • Mr. Sardar Ali – Minister of Culture and Tourism.
The much awaited nominees list for the first Pakistan International Screen Awards (PISA) has been announced and there are some awfully talented contestants in each category. To find out who all has been selected for the different categories visit www.pisa.com.pk. An honorable panel of jury members will pick the winners in the critics’ choice categories whilst other categories will be open to the public for voting with all winners being presented their awards in the grand Coca Cola Arena. 7th February in Dubai at the Coca Cola Arena, the star-studded Pakistan International Screen Awards will also present not only one but eight Lifetime Achievement Awards film and TV icons to show our gratitude. This includes Barbra Sharif, Anjuman, Shabnum, Nadeem Baig, Mustafa Qureshi, Bushra Ansari and legendary singers Abida Parveen, Ghulam Ali and Ataullah Esakehlvi.
From the likes of film, television to social media personalities, fashion designers and top models, PISA will be a grand celebration of contemporary arts and culture awarding the best of talent in all domains including script-writers, soundtracks, direction, fashion and cinematography in addition to the glamorous and unforgivably talented actors and actresses. An astonishing figure of 10,000 in the audience from UAE and GCC, organized by Mesmerise Events, the most awaited award ceremony will be magnificent with performances by the top divas and their unmatched performances. This will include, Urwa Hocane, Hareem Farooq, Momina Mustehsan, Emaan Ali, Aima Baig, Mustafa Khan, Farhan Saeed plus many more. Flashy red carpet moments to the much awaited awards ceremony packed with entertainment and series of celebration, the three-and-half-hour packed extravaganza will also feature Javed Sheikh, Adnan Siddiqi and Pakistani mega band Strings.
You don’t want to miss this night. So book your tickets right away for this glorious extravaganza and come down to see your favorite stars up close in all their glory!
20th of November: Pakistan International Screen Awards, taking place on the 7th of February at the Coca Cola Arena. It is in light of bringing forth and exhibiting the endless talent that prevails in Pakistan including both established and emerging individuals.
Executive Producer, Faisal Khan shared his thoughts and said, “Over the last few years Pakistan has been lucky and grateful to have come across such diversity in talent from both men and women. It gives me great pleasure to have a platform to showcase the progress of our film fraternity and in a time and age of a digital world it is time to stand up for what one believes in. Patriotism is at an all-time high and we all can’t wait to showcase our best.”
This event is like none other and will bring forward not just outstanding performances but also the experience it has to offer with the best of the best, showcasing electronic and social talent.
We are expected to see new and old stars from the likes of Ushna Shah, Hareem Farooq, Sarwat Gilani, Imran Abbas, Javed Sheikh, Umair Jaswal, Mustafa Khan, Junaid khan, Sara Loren, Waqar Zaka, Shehryar Munawar, Afan Waheed, Ayesha Omer, Muneeb Butt, Wasay Choudry, Faiza Saleem, Mooro, Alyzeh Gabol, Bilal Saeed, Mawra Hocane, Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed and Strings (band).
In addition, the eccentric hosts for the evening would include Javed Sheikh, Adnan Siddqui, Wasay Choudhry, Hareem Farooq, Ayesha Omer and Ushna Shah.
We’re looking forward to witness glitz and glamour in the heart of the metropolitan city in the world.
Following the outrage on social media, the actor has now explained the video and revealed that it was part of a marketing campaign. He also said that more details will be revealed soon.
Ali in his video message said that the purpose of making the video viral has been fulfilled and it was done to highlight the #TumJantayHoMainKaunHoon culture.
Ali elaborated that the video was shot to highlight the “so-called VIP culture in our country” and that he is very glad that his video sparked a debate on the topic and made people “uncomfortable”.
Sharing his own thoughts on the matter, Ali said that we often talk about and raise voice about a matter on Twitter but don’t act upon it.
Ali also thanked the staff at Mc Donalds for being the “best partners in crime.”
He ended his video by requesting people to focus more on the message and less on his actions.
Folks, I know you are all very anxious to hear my side of story. So without any further delay, I would like to share what happened there and stay tuned to this space as you will soon get to see the complete picture and you will surely love it. #ComingSoon #WaitForIt #BigNews pic.twitter.com/8MRn25B7jt— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) November 23, 2019
The ‘leaked’ video shows a visibly angry Ali shouting at a McDonald’s employee, saying “Aapko pata hai main kaun hoon? Aapne kabhi mujhe TV pe dekha hai? Aap employee hain, aapka kaam hai meri baat maanna.” (“Do you know who I am? Have you ever seen me on TV? You are an employee, your job is to listen to what I am saying.”)
The restaurant employee responds by saying, “Please sir, don’t be angry with us. You’re absolutely right. I was just joking.”
The employee tried apologising to Ali multiple times but the actor only stopped when he realised he was being recorded.
Bollywood actor Priety Zinta, in a social media post, shared with her fans a picture from the first day of her new upcoming project: an American sitcom titled Fresh Off The Boat.
The picture she posted along with the update was of her and another lady who upon the first look looks a lot like Pakistani actor Mahnoor Baloch.
Amazing how a change of scene can make U feel like a newcomer! On location to shoot Fresh Off The Boat. Now that the first day of shoot is over & I’m still alive & not shaking with nervous energy here’s a photo🤩Loving & absorbing it all. #day2 #Fotb #abcnetwork #foxstudios #ting pic.twitter.com/dyFCFaeHoQ
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) November 19, 2019
Initially, we thought that we’re the only ones who noticed the familiarity and couldn’t help but wonder if the two are actually working on a project together.
However, it appears that some other users thought the same and even commented to ask whether that was actually Mahnoor or not. Priety clarified that the woman with her in the picture was actually the head of the makeup department and that her name is Cindy.
Fresh Off The Boat is an American sitcom that revolves around the Huang family. The Taiwanese-American family constitute of Louis and Jessica, their children Eddie, Emery, and Evan, and Louis’s mother Jenny. According to reports, Preity along with comedian Vir Das will play an Indian couple, whose daughter attends school with Eddie. Priety will be making a guest appearance in some of the episodes.
[Pakistan – Thursday 21st November 2019]: Renowned actor and philanthropist, Ahsan Khan has been named as the brand ambassador for Child Protection & Welfare Bureau – Govt of Punjab. The appointment is another feather in the cap for Ahsan Khan’s commitment in helping children across Pakistan.
Indeed, Ahsan’s role as Paa Imtiaz in the drama serial Udaari brought into light of how long lasting and traumatising impact of child abuse can have on a child.
Karachi, November 15th 2019: Hum Network Limited proudly announces the 4th edition of Hum Style Awards to take place on 25thJanuary, 2020. HSA being the biggest night of fashion with a focus on style and entertainment that aims to not only showcase the industry in the best light possible, but also to reward excellence.
In 3 short years, Hum Network has established Hum Style Awards as a credible award platform that is both highly coveted and appreciated for their sincerity and focus on quality. This 4th edition aims to be no different by continuing to be a glamorously elegant affair filled with charm, energy, and entertainment.
What further sets HSA apart as a platform amongst a plethora is its relentless focus on showcasing and rewarding deserving individuals from fashion and entertainment, in its entirety. Regardless of them being multifaceted businesses or individual excellence, be it personal style or creative expression in terms of design.
Hum TV’s President Sultana Siddiqui, who is the beacon behind the TV Network’s consistent efforts to redefine and re-articulate the entertainment propositions, said the following with regards to raising the bar for the whole industry by supporting the individuals and brands that make it happen:
“The idea behind these awards primarily is to showcase, acknowledge and reward the most deserving candidates of the entertainment and fashion industry. And we as a network are the sole and proud pioneers of establishing a platform as a credible as HSA, while not neglecting the entertainment needs of our audience. This year with our fourth edition of HSA we aim to continue with our efforts to maintain complete transparency and fairness, with regards to the whole selection criteria and the voting mechanism. Also, ensuring the individuality of HSA’s prestigious jury, because at Hum Network we believe that credibility is the only way to thrive and grow.”
This year awards shall be given out in 19 distinct Categories:
- Best Model Female 2018- 2019
- Best Model Male 2018- 2019
- Hair & Makeup Artist Of The Year 2018 – 2019
- Fashion Photographer Of The Year 2018- 2019
- Rising Star 2018 – 2019
- Retail Label Of The Year – Apparel 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Lawn 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Pret Wear 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Demi-Couture 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Menswear 2018 – 2019
- Designer Of The Year – Bridal 2018 – 2019
- Most Stylish Television Host
- Most Stylish Performer
- Most Stylish Sports Personality
- Style Icon 2018 – 2019
- Most Stylish Actor Television – Female
- Most Stylish Actor Television – Male
- Most Stylish Actor Film – Female
- Most Stylish Actor Film – Male
HSA’s 4th edition is considering portfolio’s from June, 2018 – May, 2019 for this year. Brands/Individuals who still need to submit their portfolios, can contact Hum Style Awards at email@example.com and deadline is December 20th, 2019.
Besides celebrating great artistry and excellence in Entertainment and Fashion, HSA will feature some great dance and singing performances. The Press and PR for the event itself shall be handled by Take II PR.
About HNL: HUM Network Limited was launched on January 17, 2005, with its flagship channel, HUM TV. In a short span of 11 years, HNL has become the number one general entertainment network of Pakistan by creating a niche for itself with its stellar productions and for highlighting social issues and educating the masses. HNL plays are bagging awards for best TV plays consecutively since its inception and its popularity has gone beyond borders and is being watched all over the world including UK, Middle East, North Africa, North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. HNL also boasts the first 24-hour food channel in South Asia, HUM Masala, the ever popular Style 360 – the most sought after platform for fashion and lifestyle, and HUM Sitaray, a rapidly growing family-based entertainment channel catering to multiple genres of drama serials, soaps, sitcoms, fashion shows, game shows and much more. Other than the channels, HNL also boasts its own publications including the highest circulated culinary magazine, Masala TV Food Mag. HUM Network Limited is Pakistan’s only publicly listed entertainment network on Pakistan Stock Exchange.
Official Hashtags: # HSA #HSA20 #HUMSTYLEAWARDS #HUMNETWORK
“LAAL KABOOTAR” wins the Best Feature Film Award at the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival 2019
[Surrey, British Columbia, 19th November 2019] Nehr Ghar Films’ debut production, “LAAL KABOOTAR” won the Best Feature Film Award at the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival 2019. Director Kamal Khan received the award on the Closing Night & Awards Ceremony held at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, British Columbia on 17th November 2019.
Pakistan’s official submission for the 92nd Academy Awards in the ‘International Feature Film Award’ category, Laal Kabootar also won the Archana Soy Audience Award for ‘Best Feature Film’ at the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival 2019 in Seattle. In addition to this, Laal Kabootar was screened, as an official selection, at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival 2019 and at the prestigious Washington DC South Asian Film Festival 2019, where the dynamic and super talented lead, Ahmed Ali Akbar, won the ‘Best Actor Male’ Award for his outstanding performance.
Credited as the best Pakistani movie of 2019, Laal Kabootar is a rollercoaster ride featuring Ahmed Ali Akbar as Adeel Nawaz – a hustling taxi-driver, looking for a way out of Karachi. But with his back against the wall, Adeel has some hard choices to make. Aliya Malik, played by the alluring Mansha Pasha, is strong-headed to the point of being stubborn, however when her world turns upside down in a series of incidents, she chooses to put up a fight even though her life is on the line. With its action-packed sequences and blinding pace, the critically acclaimed film also stars multi-talent actors such as Rashid Farooqui, Saleem Meraj, Ali Kazmi, Shamim Hilali, Akbar Islam, Syed Arsalan, Saad Fareedi, Hammad Siddiq, Ishtiaq Omar, Meesum Naqvi, Faiza Gillani, Mohammed Ahmed and Kaleem Ghour to name a few. Laal Kabootar has been directed by the award-winning Kamal Khan with Harvard graduates Hania Chima and Kamil Chima as the Executive Producers.
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