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Hema Malini blames little girl’s for her death father

Hema Malini blames little girl’s for her death father causes outrage

The blame game for the car accident that caused injuries to veteran Bollywood actor and BJP legislator Hema Malini and led to the death of a two-year-old girl has begun. After being discharged from the hospital the actor thought it was best to take to Twitter and blamed the girl’s father for not following traffic rules hence causing the tragic death of the child. the little girl Sonam passed away after the car she was travelling in collided with Malini s Mercedes-Benz. While Malini suffered a nasal fracture with other injuries on her forehead cheeks and legs Sonam’s parents brother and aunt were also seriously injured. Sonam father had earlier stated that his daughter might have made it out alive had she been taken to the hospital along with the parliamentarian. Hema Malini also thanked her family friends and fans for praying for her and said the years spent at entertainment industry brought her goodwill. She also took the opportunity to bash the media which she believed maligned her when she was in deep trauma. MERE INFORMATION of media had been abuzz with criticism of the legislator for not giving priority to the child by taking her to the hospital. Malini’s case is not first such instance as popular actor Salman Khan also frequents courts for his hit-and-run case. Although some backed her up it seems that Malini’s words have caused many oppose her victim-blaming tactic.She also took the opportunity to bash the media which she believed maligned her when she was in deep trauma.the actor thought it was best to take to Twitter and blamed the girl’s father for ‘not following traffic rules hence causing the tragic death of the child. SOURCE  BYHema Malini blames little girl's for her death father

First person to newer heights Ali Kazmi life

First person to newer heights Ali Kazmi life. Now if this was Bollywood, Ali Kazmi would have a different story. Being the son of veteran actors Sahira and Rahat Kazmi, he would have had a big banner project lined up for his launch, followed by publicity campaigns, premieres and promotional tours and TV commercials et al. He may have soared like Hrithik Roshan or flopped like Abhishek, but his launch vehicle would have been prepped in either case. But this isn’t Bollywood and his story is different.SEE MORE ON PAKINFOS.COM

First person to newer heights Ali Kazmi life

On a recent visit to Karachi to finish shooting a TV serial directed by Azfar Ali and for some pre-production film work. Ali spoke to Images on Sunday (IoS) about his work, his family and how seven years of perseverance, hard work and a theatre play took him to where he stands tall today. First person to newer heights Ali Kazmi life

Zany, energetic and optimistic” is how second-generation star Ali Kazmi best describes himself

Playing the villain in Mehreen Jabbar’s ‘Jackson Heights’ has been no less than a re-launch for him in Pakistan. “Jackson became pretty big and brought amazing feedback,” he agreed. “Mehreen is a family friend and we never had the chance to work together because when I started working here, she had already left. For about a year we were chatting about doing some work together. Vasay, the writer and I had worked together in Urban Desi so Vasay came up with this idea of me playing Sikandar.”

Ali studied the role in depth, researched the psychology of similar characters and tried to play it as real as possible to make Sikandar credible. “The role had a lot of shades. It was a difficult one even though I had one of the best casts to work with. The trick was not to make him a caricature. People didn’t outright hate that character because I would meet ‘aunties’ who were hopeful about the bad guy reforming and told me all the time, ‘betay ap please badal jayen’. It is sad how in our society, men are given a lot of margin when they are bad, there is so much tolerance for them.”First person to newer heights. First person to newer heights.

First person to newer heights. What was it like to do the violent scenes with Aaminah Sheikh? “Aaminah and I are school friends and we had a grand time. We would choreograph those scenes. It was particularly difficult because I have a natural (psychological) barrier to hitting a woman, since I come from a family of strong working woman like my grandmother, mother, wife, mother-in-law and then on top of that to have to slap an actor who was my friend!”

While Ali was being the horrible Sikandar who batters and betrays his wife, his personal life was going through its most beautiful period: his wife was expecting their first child. But that’s not the only ironic situation he has been in.

Despite being Sahira and Rahat Kazmi’s son, he wasn’t handed work on a silver platter. “People often tell me how they think it must easy for me to get work because of my parents. To quote a line fromSpiderman, ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. Especially itnay dhakay khanay ke baad I would say that of course connections help but I still had to prove my skill and carve a niche for myself, and not copy my mum and my dad. You cannot make people like you just because ap kisi k betay hain. I mean look at Abhishek Bachan. Koi faraq nahin parta ap jiss kay bhi betay ho, jab tak kaam achha nahin hoga.First person to newer heights Ali Kazmi life

“The world is becoming more and more multicultural and filmmakers want to use that flavour to make their scenarios more credible. Indians have more and more Pakistani characters now who are not portrayed negatively. This way you also get a wider audience.”

“We grew with very strong family ties and living with grandparents, wisdom just comes across in an osmotic way. My parents are very private people and they were never stars at home. They loved what they did and when they stopped loving it, they stopped doing it altogether. They are my heroes. Even if they were not my parents, I would still say that they did some unique work. First person to newer heights Ali Kazmi life

“My first appearance on screen was when I was probably a year old. I was waving the Pakistan flag in Nayyara Noor’s song, ‘Watan ki Mitti’, which was directed by my mother. I was a very filmi child; I would do impersonations of family members in front of a drawing room full of my extended family. First person to newer heights.

He may have a penchant for playing the villain on screen but his real life love story could make a fantastic plot for a romantic film. He fell in love with his high school sweetheart and moved to Canada to be with her.

“Well, for many years we didn’t want to spoil the friendship so pyar vyar ka izhar nahin kiya. As things would have it, jab woh gaye Canada to study at McGill that is when I felt that woh kyun gaye and we maintained a long-distance relationship for six years because 9/11 happened and it was hard to get visas. After that I went there, I married her but now there was a question of what would I do there!”

He had already got recognition back home; Urban Desi was a hit and the audiences were ready to see more of him but he decided to start from scratch. “My wife was a big support and I went to drama school and film school. I guess I never wanted to take no for an answer. People suggested I should become a cabby or do real estate but I was like kyun karun? Wohi karunga jo mein karna chata hoon! So I stuck with it.” First person to newer heights Ali Kazmi life

First person to newer heights. Then a theatre play changed his life. “I was intrigued by a poster about auditions for ‘The Indian wants the Bronx’, a stage play by Israel Horovitz. It was being done by an Indian theatre company. The lead role of Gupta that I did was originally done by Al Pacino (before he became Al Pacino) for the off-Broadway Astor Place Theatre in 1968. It was about an Indian who has just arrived in New York to look for his son and speaks only a few words of English. He is approached by some young locals who tease and taunt him, and finally he is stabbed.

“There were lots of people waiting to be auditioned. At last my turn came and I gave an audition for which I got a standing ovation. They were quite curious as to where I came from because brown actors have a small pool and are known to each other. They told me that they were looking for an older person. I left feeling dejected. But they called soon after. They told me that I was the best so I was called in. The first three days were half-full, then reviews came and then finally we got a houseful. I got my agent through that audience and then work started coming in.”

Instead of just pursuing work in the South Asian diaspora, he opted for the mainstream and did many TV series, commercials, documentaries and voiceovers. Presently he has plenty of films on his plate.First person to newer heights

“There is a Hollywood film called The Dependables and I’m playing the villain. Another is a Deepa Mehta film, The Beeba Boys, which is based on gangsters and the cast includes Sara Alien, Randeep Hooda and Gulshan Grover. Then there is Sardarji, a Punjabi Indian rom-com directed by Rohit Jugraj who was the assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ram Gopal Varma.”

Since he came back, he has done a music video ‘Tu Beh Gaya’ with Komal Rizvi, a commercial or two and has been busy with an upcoming film, Shivaay.

“I was dying to work with Azfar Ali and I am doing that currently. It is good to be able to have a rapport with the director so you can improvise something that you think is not a 100 per cent there. I would love to work with Sarmad, Farooq Rind, Adnan Wai Qureshi. First person to newer heights.

What kind of roles is he looking at? “After starting from scratch in a different place, you learn to lower your expectations. I believe that when you do a role, the objective should not be to become a star but to do it well and from the heart. It is good to do the hero type roles because if the masses don’t like you, they won’t watch you. Actors should value their jobs because there are so many people who want to do this job but never get a chance. All kinds of people from all walks of life who want to be an actor stand in long queues for an audition. Here people don’t know what an audition is although the culture is beginning now because of increasing competition. Qadar karna zaroori hai, this is a dream business, you give people dreams, its magic. First person to newer heights.

And who does he reckon is his competition? He chuckles, thinks and chuckles again. “Competition is healthy for any industry to grow. I have had tremendous growth in the past few years. In one’s 30s, of course, your thought process matures. A journey is sometimes very important because it sometimes thrusts you into situations where you build bigger fires than those that you would normally do. Exposure does wonders. Now that I am back here to work, I approach work with a different mindset. I have grown up with most of these people, saaray he dost hain but of course there is competition. There is Fawad, Imran, Mikaal, Ahsan and Azfar. Fawad is conquering Bollywood which is great because it only reflects nicely on us as Pakistanis.” First person to newer heights.

There is no lack of talent in Bollywood, so why does he think there is suddenly a bigger influx of Pakistani actors? “The world is becoming more and more multicultural and filmmakers want to use that flavour to make their scenarios more credible. For instance, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ has an Indian guy is one of the main leads. Indians have more and more Pakistani characters now who are not portrayed negatively. This way you also get a wider audience. First person to newer heights.

Currently, Ali is enjoying fatherhood. He loves running and is a certified scuba diver. “I run marathons, and do triathlons. Running gives brilliant cardio, is good for the heart, soul, body and mind. I don’t diet; my wife is a great cook so it would be foolish to do that. Eating on time is a big thing with me. I eat a big breakfast, small lunch and a tiny dinner and stop eating three hours before going to bed.”

“Zany, energetic and optimistic” are the three words he chooses to describe himself. “If I wasn’t an optimist, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” SOURCE BY


This exhibit takes you on a sartorial journey through Pakista

This exhibit takes you on a sartorial journey through Pakistan

Are you a fashionista looking for style inspiration Or are you just curious about Pakistan’s textile industry?

Either way the exhibition A Flower from Every Meadow Design and Innovation in Pakistan’s Dress Traditions at Karachi Mohatta Palace Museum will keep you interested.The exhibition is not just a tribute to various artists and craftsmen involved in the production of a single piece of cloth rather it is a comprehensive tour of Pakistan, where the visitor becomes a traveller and embarks on a journey into the snow-capped peaks lush green meadows and sandy dunes of this culturally rich country represented by the traditional attire worn by the dwellers of each area. The exhibition is expansive showcasing diverse crafts like ajrak dyeing and khaddi from Sind and Punjab woven cloth from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and lungis and embroidered shirts from Baluchistan.Before curator Nasreen Askari could explain the idea behind the exhibition, she laughed loudly at the suggestion that food and clothes were two things Pakistanis are obsessed with. Be it an occasion or just an ordinary day in our lives, eating well and dressing up keeps us occupied.Perhaps this is why it is important for all of us to view A Flower From Every Meadow. The exhibition is on for four months.This exhibit takes you on a sartorial journey through Pakistan

The making of the meadow:

A Flower in Every Meadow aims to let its visitors admire the detail and intricacy of Pakistan’s textile industry. Ms Askari put it simply: We feel it is extremely important to take pride in what is ours and not to let it go because it’s so easy to let it go.Describing the journey from conceiving the idea of A Flower from Every Meadow to showcasing it Ms Askari spoke at length about the eight month process This exhibition has been a result of different collections. Some families and individuals were extremely cooperative in providing us with different items and some of the collections already belonged to us so we had around 150 pieces. These unique samples of different times were extremely beautiful so we wanted to showcase them. When we received the pieces, we joined our heads to come up with a theme to bind them together.    This exhibit takes you on a sartorial journey through Pakistan      Obstacles are expected, especially when the set-up is so elaborate, and Ms Askari shared that she was most concerned about protecting items given by people from all over Pakistan even the settlers in the Northern areas: Textiles are very fragile and special care has to be taken in terms of light, setting and physical contact perhaps that was a tough call in exhibiting the items but we somehow managed it successfully.

A theme emerges:

Magical Rhythms The Master Craftsmen of Sind the first gallery in the exhibition was home to the three basic processes involved in making a finished product: printing dyeing and weaving.In the printing atelier, one was surprised to find dried cow dung, but upon inquiring it was found that the dung enhances the colour in block printing on ajrak. The block printing process could not only be seen in a video but on the wall as well.               In the dyeing atelier, pots held colourful dyes to be used in bandhnis, the local term for tie-and-dyeing. A khaddi, or a loom, was also placed in the room to represent the process of making cloth using hands.

Explaining the importance of the three craftsmen, Ms Askari said: “We started off with kaarigar, the craftsmen. We met them and realised that we needed to start with how a dress goes through various processes like designing, printing, etc. Hence, the first gallery is like a tribute to our craftsmen, especially those who are involved in the three processes namely: printing, weaving and dyeing.”This exhibit takes you on a sartorial journey through Pakistan

“We acquired a loom, talked to these craftsmen and they agreed to help us. Then, after a cohesive introduction for the gallery was ready, we decided that colouring and printing was done before other processes, hence their galleries had to come next. This is followed by weaving, so that came next and the third aspect we took was embroidery so these three processes have been divided into separate galleries,” she added.

Ties That Bind— painted, printed and tie dyed fabrics:

With different styles of chunri and ajrak on display, the intricacy of the work in the first was aptly visible. Ranging from areas of Sind to Kutch to Gujarat, bandhni is all about tying the knot and being careful about the colour spread.

A small display of artefacts from Indus Kohistan were also displayed: some kitchen items and furniture showed visitors the lifestyle of distinctive Swati groups. The usage of wood was commendable as people not only use it for building but also in their daily use.



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  ha qabool hai a plus dailymotion    This is a reality wedding show. The concept is to select girls who belong to lower income families who are unable to provide their daughters with a proper wedding. We give these girls their dream wedding.A-plus is the brand of SSI (SPORTS STAR INTERNATIONAL) SSI (Sports Star International) the parent company of ATV network takes the immense pleasure in finding the new channel A-PLUS to present the “socially responsible” facet of television industry with its innovative and unconventional entertainment package. exceptional programming with advanced quality, content and technology will definitely make the audience to express that ‘EYE LOVE IT,This is a reality wedding show. The concept is to select girls who belong to lower income families who are unable to provide their daughters with a proper wedding. We give these girls their dream wedding. haan qabool hai is basically a reality show in which the poor girls are wedded.haan qabool hai 8 may 2015, haan qabool hai, eid dramas 2014 ary digital, ary drama 8 october 2014, new ary eid mailed nabe of faizabad, haan qabool hai eid special show, new drama mjhy qabol hy actress name, Pak atv sho ha qabol hy mp3 son, Mujhy qabul hy ary drama cast name. Pakistani ary drama Han qbool hai his cast actress name com, kabool hai live 12 october, hum t v han qabol hai next week shadi, han qubool hai, han qabool ha eid espical 8th october, han qabool hai actors name, han qabool hai eid show, han qabool hai ki weding pic, han qabool hai pakistani darama, han qabool hai telefilm review, han qbool hai ary drama cost by comWatch ” Haan Qabool Hai ” Friday at 9:15pm only on Atv Entertainment Channel.Mujhay Qabool Hai is an upcoming soap drama on ARY Digital. Like a regular soap it is based on family politics, marriage and similar soap stuff. It is produced by Big Bang Entertainment.Produced by Fahad Mustafa & Dr. Ali Kazmi.
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Where in the world is Maria Wasti

Where in the world is Maria Wasti  When Maria arrived on set to do her first-ever play Sarah aur Ammara, directed by Bakhtiar Ahmedin 1995 (or so), she had no clue that she would become a star overnight, emerge as one of the most versatile actors on the mini-screen, do a hundred plays and still be ripe and ready for more. She goes right for the heart of the character and nails it. Forthright, there is no funny business about her, no frippery and nothing vague.Maria belongs to the generation that skimmed through PTV yet had the good fortune to work with maestros like Kunwar Aftab, Ayub Khawar, Yawar Hayat, Bakhtiar Ahmed and Nusrat Thakur, after which private productions and single camera shoots took over. “The earlier days of my career were more fulfilling than today. The directors then were very particular about what they wanted from you and made sure they got it.”Today, she says things are quite different, “Directors kuch batatay he nahin hain! They don’t tell me the dimensions of a role and everything is black or white. For me it has to be grey, with lots of layers to a character. When I don’t find a challenge in the scripts that I get, it frustrates me and I feel desperate and edgy. Everyone on the sets works like technicians — a light should go up here and one over there, and whether there are koftas on the dining table or not.Where in the world is Maria WastiMaria confesses that there is no secret recipe for cracking a role. “As you perform, it unfolds itself. Your performance is the sum of your viewpoint, your directors’ and how your co-stars see your role. The experience is rewarding. When that happens, it translates on to the screen in a very different way. You make the viewers connect with you, you make them relate to you, laugh and cry with you. My audiences are with me from the time of Bano Qudsia’s Kallo and they expect that level from me every time I act.They focus on grandeur and glamour, not the emotion. Mostly, I know the limit of the director ke bas yahan tak lekar jayega bechara! It is a director’s job to infuse a spirit between the actor and the script. He is the connector. A director doesn’t own the play for nothing, there has to be something that he does which is beyond ‘takes’. Maybe some of them are doing that, but I have to come across that yet.Feeling frustrated by how things are run these days, thinking man’s actress Maria Wasti says that with the dearth of intellect in storylines arises the need to be challenged as an actress.There are only a few good directors in Maria’s world. “Sarmad is the only one among the new lot of directors who has the sensitivity of PTV’s golden era. I also enjoy working with Mazhar.Mazhar Moin who Maria has worked with in Sarai Ghat ki Farzana, Behkawaand Kuch Unkahi si Baatain agrees with her views on direction, or lack therof:“Maria is a very sensitive actor with a lot of depth but the director has to bring it out of her. She has a great understanding of life, picks out very delicate nuances in roles. If the role demands, she wears no makeup, just washing her face with soap and water. Directors these days are more pushed about completing ‘x’ number of scenes in a given time, that is why the quality of work is deteriorating. In the 11th year of my career, I have learnt that educated actors make a difference to their performance and when I say that, I am speaking about Maria.”Maria is disappointed that productions have become too commercial. Where in the world is Maria Wasti“A lot of work is being done but not quality work which also gets lost amidst all that is being done. Acting is not taken seriously like a qualified job, so quality suffers.”She finds shallowness and fickleness and a dearth of intellect in storylines yet she defends her fraternity by saying that drama today is a reflection of the society. “Whatever is happening in the society is being shown in plays so you cannot disown it. Change yourselves and this will change.”Maria blames TV channels for limiting creativity in Pakistani drama:Why is there such a monopoly of channels? Anything experimental, artistic, arty or even slightly different from the mainstream trends, they will not buy it. They don’t help the producer sell what he wants to. I can’t really complain that I’m not getting different type of roles because the producer is limited to making only a certain type of play. If I have 10 new ideas, they will not buy it. So I make what they want … of course I’m not going to put my play on YouTube, am I?”She has taken ‘diverse’ to the next level but now feels the need to be challenged: “Noorul Huda Shah’s scripts would excite me, but now it is not happening. When I get a script, I look at how I relate to the role, how it is challenging me and what the dimensions are. I turn down roles with only a single dimension, with no turns and twists. I would do any role. I want a director to say ye kar ke do, aur wo mujhe rulade!”Maria has recently wrapped up Malika-i-Aaliya where she played the title role. Through the 50-plus episodes of season 1 and some 80-plus episodes of season 2, she gave an incessant power performance of the multi-layered negative role as the character unfolded demonstrating what goes around comes around.In the pipeline are a couple of hosting opportunities and a drama series directed by Angeline Malik, where Maria plays a lawyer. She doesn’t remember taking a day off work, hence the long list of plays.Your performance is the sum of your viewpoint, your directors’ and how your co-stars see your role. The experience is rewarding. When that happens, it translates on to the screen in a very different way. You make the viewers connect with you.I don’t believe in waiting for the one amazing play to happen once a year because it won’t happen. I don’t want to go into a negative zone and say no to everything that I am offered. We didn’t learn from academies; we learnt on sets so the more you work, the more you groom. Sometimes, something wrong may also have a lesson for you. I don’t want my learning process to stop, I should be able to differentiate between what I like and what I don’t like.

How does she tackle a given script?

“I look at the challenge it offers, the story and the people I am working with because a good co-actor can get a great performance out of you. An actor is just a puppet and can’t make magic on her own.”

She feels Turkish or Indian plays, like any other imported commodity, should be taxed:

“Why should I buy a bicycle from abroad when bicycles are manufactured in my own country? Is it better than the one made here? No, even that is not true. Indian dramas have always been freely available in our country 24/7, but they offer no value to our people in terms of culture or language, nor do they open their minds.”

“Our drama is way better. Interestingly, their news channels are not permitted here but dramas are. There should be a system, like they could have an office or a channel or there should be an exchange of a dozen plays or so. Indian content should be taxed just like Indian soap or shampoo!”

Like everything else, Maria feels strongly about Pakistani cinema:

“I do not like calling it an industry because three people do not make an industry, and it is not yet revived. But one thing is clear, if we want to recover our lost position in cinema, we have to find our own niche. I’m happy that people are coming forward to make films but they will not be successful if they follow others. We are not in a competitive position as long as we are copying Bollywood, Irani or Iraqi films, or doing item numbers.”

“Our TV dramas, good or bad, are still ours. They depict our culture, our society and hence they are Pakistani. Bollywood is a huge industry with 100 years invested into it, and we should respect that. For only then does a film sell for Rs2-3 crores. In 1947, we got the same industry that was theirs; look what we did with ours and where they have taken theirs!”

Any archrivals among the new entrants?

“I’m my own archrival. There is no competition and no race. I love working with good actors. But the younger lot should concentrate a bit more on their work instead of just looking pretty. In the earlier days, people did not know how to shoot you, nobody knew the best angles and the best light. They would shoot us like the Zee Horror Show!”

“The character became so enchanting that women cried because you touch their hearts, it didn’t matter if you looked pretty or not. If I could survive looking ugly most of the time in my roles, then it is really easy for the younger lot as the technical know-how is so much better now. It is the story and the life you build round the character that matters, not the beauty that it brings on the screen.”

So much for Maria, the actor; now about her home life. “I used to live out of a suitcase for the longest time and then moved to Karachi 10 years ago. I love being at home when I’m not working.”

Being a Lahori, she loves food. “No diet or gym for me, I just try and eat small, but on vacation I don’t scrimp on food.”

Her beauty secrets must include the warm lemon-honey water that she kept sipping while talking and declares oiling her hair often is the reason for her lustrous locks.

Koi mujhe pasand he nahin karta! she says cheekily, when asked about marriage. “Have yet to find the right person, someone who I can click with,” she adds more seriously. “A well-rounded ordinary, down to earth person. People want excitement but I want to be able to get bored on an average day with him!”

Published in Dawn, Sunday Magazine, June 21st, 2015

From Deewana to Dilwale, SRK’s journey has been 23 years long

From Deewana to Dilwale, SRK’s journey has been 23 years long  .

For an actor who is now romancing a third generation of heroines, the word ‘ageless’ comes to mind. But the truth is that Shah Rukh Khan has been in the business of wooing lovely ladies, saving the world and delivering the occasional beating to the baddies for 23 long years. His first release wasDeewana (1992).He tweeted the same in a celebratory tweet today.Spent the day in the arms of my lil ones,maybe the best way to celebrate so many years in the hearts of all of u.This was enough prompt for fans to begin celebrations of their ownSome were nostalgic, digging up old kremind fans of his earlier glory days.Some listed a few of his other achievements.Others quoted his life motto that helped him along his journey.From Deewana to Dilwale, SRK's journey has been 23 years longAnd a few people were just glad to be part of his.One spelled out the cause for celebration clearly.It’s not the longevity, but the consistency, of his career that is worthy of applause.In the 24th year of his career, SRK is working on three films – Raees, in which he’s our beloved Mahira Khan’s leading man; Dilwale, in which he’ll romance Kajol once again and Aditya Chopra’s Fan. His admirers can’t wait to see them.Art and culture thrives where is peace and tolerance. Dear Shahrukh keep growing, India will always shower love on you.SRK is a talented actor who has perfected the art. We should value SRK, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and many others for their performance regardless of religion, nationality. Entertainers like researchers have and should not have defined borders.The SRK magic has died out a long time ago. This is the reason why we have nonsensical movies like Billoo, Chennai Exp, Happy New year etc right now. SRK, please retire now and preserve your legacy. If the current trend continues, you will reduce it to even more of a mockery. And stop spreading your arms at the drop of a hat, that was considered romantic only for a few days in the 90s.

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Cid Cid Special Bureau  . CID is an umbrella organization, in the sense that it evolves on a different level from its members. It is not connected to any particular dance school, company, federation or other institution.CID does not organize festivals, workshops, competitions or other events – its Sections and its members do.Being strictly non-commercial, it sells no products or services. Its only resource is membership fees. It is independent of any government, political ideology or economic interest.CID treats all forms of dance on an equal basis. It does not promote a particular view of dance, recognizing its universal character as an art form, as a means of education and as a research subject.It is non-discriminatory. Reflecting the principles of the United Nations and UNESCO, it is open to all approaches to dance, without prejudice for race, gender, religion, political affiliation or social status Cid Cid Special Bureau.CIDisgoverneddemocratically – its leadership iselectedeveryfouryears. Elected officers receive no emolument.Membership increases constantly; in 2014 it included more than 1100 institutional members (federations, schools, companies, competitions, festivals etc.) and over 8,000 individual members (choreographers, educators, dance historians, administrators, critics and others) in 170 countries.It is open to membership, accepting organizations, institutions or persons with sufficient credentials.CID 5 April 2015 Full Episode on Sony TV

1. Receive certificates and parchments, CID badges, stickers, posters, and other material, always free ofcharge.  2. Present your work at world congresses, international festivals, workshops, competitions and other events organized by Members of the CID. Publish events at the CID Panorama, the official website for dance events, with the largest visibilty.CID 5 April 2015 Full Episode on Sony TV

3. Be informed about opportunities such as scholarships, jobs, invitations to perform, to teach or to lecture, new publications etc. The CID Circular is mailed to 100,000 dance professionals in 200 countries.                                           4. Be listed with your full profile in the Global Dance Directory (over 300,000 addresses, by far the largest in the arts.

5. Address inquiries to the CID Secretariat, which is staffed by several full-time experienced members and has a huge archive of resources.

6. Meet other members and be part of a network including thousands of specialists in more than 170 countries who are eager to cooperate with other CID members.

7. Have a discount on services (workshops, competitions, festivals etc.) or publications (magazines, books, CDs, video, DVDs, albums etc.) by member organizations.

8. Apply to your country’s National Commissions for UNESCO, other government agencies or private sponsors to fund your travel abroad in order to represent your country.

9. Support applications for a visa to attend congresses and other events held under the auspices of CID.

10. Share the prestige of “the United Nations of Dance”, as CID is usually called.

Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho review- This comedy is boring and endlessly drags

Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho review- This comedy is boring and endlessly drags   

Don’t discount the importance of good beginnings. The first 20 minutes of Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is anything but a model of clarity.The following happens in that period: Pradhan (Annu Kapoor) an influential Khap Panchayat member searches for his missing wife in a village fair who secretly gone to meet her lover Arjun (Rahul Bagga) the same fair also hosting a beauty pageant for erm buffaloes Arjun and his friends bump into Pandit Ravi Kishanas Bheema (Sanjay Mishra) a cross between a priest and a quack who is trying to convince the onlookers that the teenage girl sitting decked up on stage is an avatar of almighty. Pradhan then goes to the same charlatan later in the night to find a cure for his impotency in between there’s also a scene featuring a shopkeeper selling bras to women who don’t know their bra size by hesitantly looking at their breasts.These disconnected scenes share one common characteristic though more information to see here they try hard to be funny. And this is a common refrain of the film too its attempts at being a comedy are strained because that end is often reached by compromising common sense a logical story and convincing characters.So early in the film we know that Arjun is having an affair with Pradhan’s wife Maya (Hrishita Bhatt) but instead of meeting secretly to avoid her husband’s wrath they roam freely together, quite literally in broad daylight like two teenagers recently hit by puberty. The two of them are caught, and an extended sequence is forced out of this plot point.Now since this film is supposed to be a comedy we have a scene where Pandit, whispering into a skull and invoking a malevolent spirit advises Pradhan to procure dirt from Arjun’s feet and his stool sample.You wonder why Pradhan who appears resourceful enough to come up with a devious plan of his own would fall for such a stupid trick. You wonder why Arjun who dotes on his younger sister should leave her wedding to meet Maya an encounter that’s both risky and less important than his sister’s marriage.Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho review- This comedy is boring and endlessly drags

Film characters can of course be stupid and not make sense however in Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho their stupidity is not a function of who they are but an attempt to appear needlessly funny.

Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho review- This comedy is boring and endlessly drags    There’s so much that doesn’t make sense in Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho. For the good first hour you have absolutely no clue where its story is headed. How many times will we watch a film revolving around an old and affluent husband his considerably young and disinterested wife and her scared love interest

It’s only around the film’s halfway mark that its story changes track and tells us what it’s really about. When Pradhan fails to harm Arjun, he implicates him in a false case: the latter’s accused of raping a buffalo. This bizarre plot turn comes across as pleasant surprise because its ripe material for satire which this film really wants to be, but you wonder what took so long for director Vinod Kapri to come to this point.

It is famously said that a story should have a beginning, a middle and an end but not necessarily in that order and this quote is true for this film as well. Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is centered on a plot that’s essentially a distilled version of facts are stranger than fiction.

It needed a better-structured screenplay: one that juggled mirth and gloom to paint a riveting picture of our hinterland’s depravity and eccentricity. This way it could comment on the darkly comical absurdity of Indian life. But Kapri sees his film as a series of overlong gags and it’s no wonder that they frequently come in the way of a compelling story.

Even after Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho’s main plot point is introduced there’s barely any perceptible change in the film. It continues to drag unnecessarily without any bite and humour. All the glaring flaws of the first half unnecessarily long and comprehensively illogical scenes that are desperately trying to be funny—are present in the second half as well.

The dialogues’ are clunky the plot points are convenient and characters’ motivations well who are we kidding The biggest disappointment in Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is that unlike other mediocre Bollywood films it held a lot of promise it could have said so much and so easily about the kind of people we are slowly becoming about us being buffoons living gratuitously serious lives. But then Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho is not the first film to have got lost in the haze between intent and execution.