‘Recession has hit people’ says Emraan

Emraan Hashmi is back as a brooding painter for his role in Raaz — The Mystery Continues (RTMC). “It’ll change the portrayal of horror in Hindi movies,” says Emraan, who thinks there are two types of horror films. “The Exorcist is for the niche hardcore horror audience, while The Ring, … Read more

Hollywood has tough competition to Bollywood in 2009

NEW DELHI: Although Bollywood has an array of big-ticket films lined up for release in 2009, Hollywood could prove tough competition with an assorted platter of movies to woo Indian audiences, including “Changeling”, “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Seven Pounds”. Bollywood films usually have an upper hand over international films in India, … Read more

Riveting Uzbek dances slake Lahori appetite for entertainment

Alhamra Cultural Complex looked surreal amidst decorative lights, as performances varying from enthralling Uzbek dances to hilarious slapstick performances by the Wall Street Theatre, Indian theatre and Ajoka’s theatre heightened activity at the Rafi Peer World Performing Arts Festival on Monday night. The Uzbek camp in particular was jam-packed with … Read more

Hadiqa Kiyani, No Regrets

Interview: Moazzam Abbasi Hair and Makeup: KR Crew Photography: Khawar Riaz You are not only the queen of the local music industry, but happen to be the only big female pop star. Why aren’t there more female singers from good families out there? How have you managed to retain this … Read more