Is Bollywood better off with Pakistani artists?

News of the cancellation of scheduled concerts by Ali Zafar and classical singer Javed Bashir in India in the wake of cross-border tension has sparked fury online.

One commenter on The Express Tribune website called Pakistani artists who work in India “shameless” for wanting to perform across the border after being “humiliated”; another felt that Pakistan should . . . → Read More: Is Bollywood better off with Pakistani artists?

How is Bollywood Islamophobic?

By Bhakti V

Recently, I read a blog on The Express Tribune entitled “Bollywood, please stop demonising Muslims” by Muhammad Mustaqeem Yousfani. Had the article written been about the mind-numbing inanity that Bollywood is prone to dishing out from time to time, I wouldn’t have batted an eyelid because, frankly, there is some truth to that . . . → Read More: How is Bollywood Islamophobic?

Pakistani stars raising funds for Mehdi Hassan

The ailing ghazal maestro doesn’t have enough money to pay his medical bills. Ali Zafar and Salman Ahmad are raising funds to help him

While legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan is battling for life at the Agha Khan University Hospital in Karachi, fellow Pakistani musicians are spreading the word about his financial condition.

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Pakistan Eid Blockbusters

Two major Pakistani and Urdu feature films; Love mein Ghum and Bhai Log are slated to release this Eid-ul-Fitr, the success or failure of which will define the future of Pakistani Cinema called Lollywood.

Reema Khan’s second directorial film Love Mein Ghum, sponsored by LUX , is a romantic love story which also has some good artist line-up and new cast . . . → Read More: Pakistan Eid Blockbusters

Music, music everywhere

At a time when the entertainment industry in Pakistan isn’t doing well, the music industry and musicians are the ones making fortunes. Be it Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam or Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, all are in high demand in India, as well as in Pakistan. The most recent to join the music industry is none . . . → Read More: Music, music everywhere

Ali Zafar’s new album “Jhoom” being mastered in world famous Abbey Road Studios

Ali Zafar

After setting his mark in Bollywood, pop icon Ali Zafar has just got another feather in his cap with his upcoming album Jhoombeing mastered in world famous Abbey Road Studios, that rendered its services to legendary band, The Beatles in the 1960s. The quartet recorded 90 per cent of their creations at the studio . . . → Read More: Ali Zafar’s new album “Jhoom” being mastered in world famous Abbey Road Studios

The Secret to Lahore…

There is something about Lahore. There’s something in the streets of this city that is a secret. But just when you think you have it figured out, there is something missing again. We often try to figure it out, what is it about Lahore that keeps us so intrigued?

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