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19 Jan

10 easy steps to making a successful TV Drama

Remember Khuda Ki Basti, one of the greatest drama serials in history that was also introduced in the syllabi of drama academies all over the world, or Dhoop Kinarey, still considered one of the best TV serials that could even put Shonda Rhymes to shame. That was the golden age of television, not this bassi daal we have to eat every single day. TV dramas today, in simpler terms, are like Living with the Kardashians: standard, predictable and useless. Before you all blaze up your pitch-forks and charge us with blasphemy against everything Fawad and Mahira Khan have worked excruciatingly hard for, let’s take a look at how standard and easy it is to make a TV drama these days. Join us,...
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18 Jan

Mehwish Hayat goes wild for UC Browser

It’s not everyday that you see a female actor in an action role, least of all in commercials, which (in Pakistan at least) are as testosterone infused as anything in a moving picture can get. But Mehwish Hayat has managed to glean a reputation for herself. After playing a bindaas character in popular drama serial Dillagi, it was only a matter of time before someone was bound to cast her in an action sequence, and as it turns out, that someone turned out to be Nabeel Qureshi for the exciting advertisement for UC Browser. “I already am very sporty and I’ve done and won two seasons of Madventures (on ARY Digital). I have action germs,” the actor, who is currently shooting...
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