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8 Reasons to cancel your weekend plans and watch the 5th HUM Awards

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Like every year, HUM Network broke all the previous records and pulled of the BIGGEST ever awards show in Pakistan. Though show is reportedly biggest award show ever done in Pakistan on various grounds, however we still have managed to highlight 8 biggest reasons to watch the show this Saturday evening on HUM TV. Let’s find out that what makes 5th HUM Awards the BIGGEST in Pakistan.

  • The oh-so-glamorous set
    HUM Award is known for their grand set designs. The 5th HUM Awards showcased a visual master piece, as the set was majestic in every way. It was huge, beautifully lit and well managed. Every jaw dropped once they entered the hall. The team kept their promise and came up with a set even better than before. It will be difficult to get your eyes off the set.

High Volt performances and celebrity ensemble
Stars graced the event with their finest attires and most importantly, their presence. The set shinned bright as all the celebrities were lobbing away their 1000 WATT smiles. The stage was set on fire with some zealous performances. Be it Mehwish Hayat’s dazzling solo performance or music madness by Momina Mustehsan, Ali Sethi, Asim Azhar and the great Sajjad Ali, the audience was left awestruck. Shahroze Sabzwari and Sahrish Khan didn’t miss a single chance to make everyone groove to their energetic performance – ALL THAT YOU JUST CAN’T’ MISS.

HUM Awards 2017 (5)A heart melting tribute
Every eye became teary as ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ echoed across the hall. Junaid Jamshed’s sons Baber and Taimur joined the pop-star Salman Ahmed on the stage to pay a tribute to their late father. The audience was filled with emotions and so will be the viewers because the legend is and will live forever in everyone’s heart.

HUM Awards 2017 (7)BNF TROUPE makes it ‘The fairytale moment’ at the 5th HUM Awards
The stage was lit with vibrant colors and international acrobatic performers unfurled across the stage with their synchronized and energetic performance… well, this is not a scene from a fairytale but a real performance that took place at the 5th HUM Awards by international dance troupe, BNF. Long story short, you just CAN’T miss the goodness!

HUM Awards 2017 (3)Junior stars take notes as Reema Khan flaunts on stage
Only few people can bring grace to anything they do and with no doubt Reema Khan is one of them. She made the stage look like heaven; guised like an ethereal sprite, twirling on the fusion of sufi songs. Keep your shades with you while watching her performance because her 100 watt smile will brighten up everything as bright as the broad day light.

HUM Awards 2017 (10)Long lost legend back on the stage
The 5th HUM Award is definitely a treat for Sajjad Ali’s fans, as the outstanding performer was seen on stage after a very longtime. Sajjad Ali stunned the audience with his melodious performance. So, brace yourself because the melody bullets are going to hit you hard.

HUM Awards 2017 (8)Farida Khanum receives the Life Time Achievement Award
If the audience had to a sing a song for Farida Khanum jee, it would have been ‘Aj jane ki zid na kero’, because everyone cherished the fan moment when the Malika-e-ghazal blessed the night with her melodious voice. The love and respect poured in from every corner of the hall as the huge applause and standing ovation welcomed her. It is a NOT-TO-MISS highlight of the show.

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  • You Blink, you miss; Kubra Khan on the beats
    Well, it’s not going to be an exaggeration when we say that Kubra Khan stole the show. Her sizzling moves are definitely going to dazzle everyone watching her on the screen this weekend. She is going to give us some major confidence goals with her power packed performance, because; it’s hard to believe that it was her first ever performance on any awards show.

So, it’s definitely going to be star studded, entertaining and emotionally packed weekend for all.

Watch : Sidharth & Jacqueline sizzling chemistry will make your hearts go Disco Disco | disco disco

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A Gentleman song Disco Disco: The Disco Disco song from Sidharth Malhotra-Jacqueline Fernandez’s upcoming film, A Gentleman will set the perfect party mood and make you wear your dancing shoes almost instantly. The duo’s sizzling chemistry has definitely raised the anticipation among fans. The Disco Disco song from Sidharth Malhotra-Jacqueline Fernandez’s upcoming film A Gentleman is out. The song is an interesting desi take on disco music, and it will make you hit the dance floor almost instantly.

Jacqueline looks stunning as ever while Sidharth’s moves are perfect. This could definitely go on to become the party anthem of the season, with its groovy tunes and impeccable disco beats. Featuring the super talented duo Bosco-Caesar’s choreography, the video is proof that Sidharth and Jacqueline have put in a lot of hard work during the dance classes.
In a few exclusive stills from the dance number, which were shared earlier in the day, the actors looked to be in the perfect party mood and a special mention here to Jacqueline’s stunning avatar.

Jacqueline is known for hit dance tracks like “Chittiyan Kalaiyaan” and “Jumme Ki Raat”, and also has reportedly taken her dance skills to another level with the song. Jacqueline had earlier shared a glimpse of the song video on her Twitter page and wrote,”Wait for it!! The return of Disco 🎵 #TheDiscoSong coming soon @S1dharthM @foxstarhindi.” Also sharing a still on Instagram, she captioned, “Party in the afternoon! 😉 #DiscoDisco out at 12 noon tomorrow 💥@s1dofficial @foxstarhindi.”

The actors have been taking to social media platforms to share sneak peeks into the song, and the latest stills have raised the anticipation among fans. This is the first time that Sidharth and Jacqueline are working together in a film and ever since the trailer launch two weeks ago, people have been talking about the duo’s scorching on-screen chemistry.

The film is set to release by Distribution Club across Pakistan on 25th August 2017.

Nokia smartphones to feature ZEISS optics

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Espoo, Finland/ Oberkochen, Germany, 6 July 2017 –HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, and ZEISS today jointly announcedthe signing of an exclusive partnership that aims to set new imaging standards within the smartphone industry. This long-term agreement builds on the shared history and expertise between ZEISS and Nokia smartphones.

With a joint ambition to advance the quality of the total imaging experience on smartphonesspanning the entire ecosystem from software, services, through to screen quality, and optic design, the partnership will see ZEISS and HMD Global co-develop standard-defining imaging capabilities and will bring the ZEISS brand back to Nokia smartphones. Thispledge to constantly improve consumers’imaging experienceis a reflection of the shared values between both businesses – asingle minded commitment to quality, true craftsmanship and a desire to improve real life experience.

The relationship betweenZEISS and Nokia phones began more than a decade ago, and is founded on a shared passion for innovation and always delivering the best for the consumer. The past collaboration saw ZEISSand Nokia phonesdriving technology innovations such as the world’s first multi-megapixel mobile phone and many more standard-setting devices, from the Nokia Nseries to those featuring Nokia PureView technologies. This renewed relationship is a long-term commitment to build on that technology innovation over the years to come.

ArtoNummela, CEO, HMD Global: “Collaborating with ZEISS is an important part of our commitment to always deliver the very best experience for our customers. Our fans want more than a great smartphone camera, they want a complete imaging experience that doesn’t just set the standard but redefines it. Our fans expect it and, together with ZEISS, we’re delivering it – co-developed imaging excellence for all.”

Dr. Matthias Metz, Member of the Executive Board of ZEISS Group:

“The collaboration ofHMDGlobal withZEISS for Nokia smartphones will again enhance consumers’ holistic imaging experience based on excellence and innovation. Our partnership is built on a solid foundation.Together, we look forward to an exciting journey into the future of sophisticated smartphone imaging.”

This exclusive partnership withZEISS is further proof of howHMD Global iscollaborating with the best and most respected in the industry to drive perfection throughout every aspect of the phone design and build, and is a commitment to consumers to deliver the ultimate imaging experience possible on a smartphone.

Further information is available at www.zeiss.com

HOT & Sexy Lopamudra Raut CHILLS on a boat!

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If you are one of those who feels that engineers are nerds, then, we are sure that you haven’t heard of Lopamudra Raut. An Electrical Engineer by academics, Lopamudra Raut went onto participate at the ‘Miss United Continents 2016’ pageant, where she bagged the ‘Best National Costume’ award as well as got crowned the second runner up.

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Only recently, we had reported about Lopamudra Raut taking off to Europe for yet another reality show. This time round, we bring to you hot photographs of the sensational Lopamudra Raut, wherein she is seen chilling on a boat! She captioned the photographs as “You can’t discover a new land without first losing the sight of the shore ! @najibhabib thanks For these clicks outfit by @rsbyrippiisethi”.

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Besides the European reality show, Lopamudra Raut is yet to announce her Bollywood film.

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HUM Short Film Festival 2017

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HUM Network has remained a front runner in providing a platform to young blood with strong skills and abilities to leave their mark on the cultural map of the country and has always focused on the importance of young people as the future representatives of the country in all spheres of life, specially on the cultural front. To further this aim, the network has initiated the first HUM Short Film Festival 2017, to encourage and recognize new film makers and new films to create a bond between cultural heritage and modern film making techniques. Slated to commence in September, 2017 HSFF will be the first-of-its-kind festival on Pakistani television.

The subject of the festival’s debut edition focuses on “Aik Kahani, Pakistani” and will be open to every genre of films. HUM Short Film Festival is an ode to the glorious Pakistani cinema which has existed for more than eight decades in South Asia, and will showcase a selection of new films from young film makers nationwide,striving to promote an environment for artists, writers and film makers.

HUM will be screening the best 14 filmsfrom first week of September, 2017, selected by an eminent jury,focusing on new ideas and storytelling depicting the passion for the art form to encourage films to takenew directions. With the allocated time of 14-16 minutes, the selected 14 films will be aired on HUM TV. The last date for submissions is14th August 2017, beyond which no further entries shall be entertained.

“Pakistan’s 70 years are being celebrated and as Pakistanis we should all participate in its celebrations and work towards our goals diligently. HUM Network has always kept Pakistan’s image in mind and the betterment of its society. This time, too, in September we are presenting a short film festival for young people who aspire to be good directors. This opportunity will allow them to showcase their talent. The selected participants will get financial incentives and it will also give the winners an opportunity to work with us. HUM Network has always encouraged upcoming directors and also other entrants in the field of showbiz so that they are able to show their talent.” Sultana Siddiqui, President HUM Network Ltd.

HUM Short Film Festival is an effort to contribute towards the flourishing Pakistani cinema, boosting the film industry and celebrating cinema with Pakistani content. Media playing one of the most important roles in promoting the soft image of a country, President HUM Network empowers the concept with this initiative exploring the world of cinema in an effort to bring back the lost glory of Pakistani cinema with a wide audience appeal, shaping cinema of the future.

Jury Members

FARHAT ISHTIAQ
ZEBA BAKHTIAR
MOHAMMAD EHTESHAMUDDIN
SANIA SAEED
NABEEL QURESHI

Checkout the Promo

For entries submission and rules and regulations, please visit hsff.hum.tv

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Masarrat Misbah launches new lip varnish shades for the summer

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MasarratMisbah, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and one of the pioneers of the hair and beauty industry of Pakistan is the founder and creative leader for MasarratMisbah Makeup that introduced two new summer sensational shades of Lip Varnish, MM Orange and Viola, in the existing range of classic colors.

Masarrat Makeup is the first Halal Certified Makeup brand to launch in Pakistan, not using any harmful chemicals or intoxicants in the entire collection.

MassaratMisbah, Founder of MM Makeup speaking about the launch said “We want to offer the best of global beauty trends for the Pakistani women, while at the same time providing them with top quality cosmetics in affordable prices. The new colors are one of a kind which can be worn on events as well as are perfect for daily wear in the summer months.”

“Inshallah, in the coming month we plan to add new additions in the Masarrat Misbah Makeup range, as well as increasing our presence in the key beauty & cosmetic outlets all over Pakistan” she further added.

MasarratMisbah Makeup is available online for customers in Pakistan only, for cash on delivery purchases and will be available online for international and credit card customers, as well as at leading outlets across Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad.

Pakistan’s first superhero film, Project Ghazi trailer unveiled

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GYR Films recently hosted a press conference in Karachi for Pakistan’s first superhero film, Project Ghazi set to release on July 14, 2017, where the trailer of the film was showcased to the members of the media for the first time.

#ProjectGhazi is directed by Nadir H. Shah and produced by Syed Mohammad Ali Raza. The action sci-fi has been completely shot in Pakistan and stars Sheheryar Munawar, Syra Shehroz & Humayun Saeed in pivotal roles. Background score has been composed by Taurees Habib, who has been part of the music team in Hollywood film & television productions like Interstellar, Batman vs Superman, Man of Steel (Superman) to name a few.

“I am honoured to have worked with a team of extremely talented individuals who have put their all in the movie.” shared Syed Mohammad Ali Raza, Producer of the movie.

“It’s a unique genre for Pakistan and could open doors for new and unexplored stories to reach audiences.” said Nadir H. Shah, Director of Project Ghazi.

“Mondelez is committed to supporting talent and we believe that local talent plays a vital role in the development and image building of a nation. We are extremely excited about the rise of new cinema in Pakistan and looking forward to lending our support to such promising initiatives – like Project Ghazi – in the future as well.” Shared  Usman Muneer, MD Mondelez Pakistan.

Project Ghazi is being distributed across Pakistan by Distribution Club.

Join in on the conversation: #ProjectGhazi

About Project Ghazi:

Project Ghazi is the first ever super hero movie to be made in Pakistan and the cast includes Syra Shehroz, Sheheryar Munnawar, Humayun Saeed, Aamir Qureshi, Adnan Jaffer, Raza Hyder and Nusrat Hidayutullah. Project Ghazi’s story is all about Pakistan’s super soldier program and it is a battle to defeat a sinister organization bent on creating chaos and mayhem across Pakistan.

For more information visit:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/projectghazi/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filmprojectghazi/

Six students to represent Pakistan in Paris at L’Oréal BRANDSTORM

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L’Oreìal BRANDSTORM (3)L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company, will be hosting 6 students from Pakistan in Paris at the World Finals and Awards Ceremony of L’Oréal BRANDSTORM.Brandstorm is a unique innovation competition hosted by the L’Oréal Group to allow students to unleash their creativity and showcase groundbreaking ideas.

This year, L’Oréal reinvented the concept by transforming the business competition into an innovation incubator for talents and projects. The goal is to enable students to go beyond living the life of a L’Oréal employee and allow them to transform their original ideas into reality. In order to attract innovators from all majors, this year’s competition allowed the students to participate in two challenges: “Brand Challenge” for business profiles and a “Tech Challenge” for engineers and tech profiles.

Speaking about the competition’s importance for L’Oréal Pakistan, the Human Resources Director Hassan Qazisaid; “Brandstorm at L’Oréal has been an ultimate innovation competition going back to 1992. Brandstorm program has allowed us to share our passion for beauty with innovators around the world, including in Pakistan. It is through this competition that we are able to spot the best young talent which has become the driving force behind the success of our business.”

This year more than 400 teams participated in the competition from Pakistan, two of which were selected for a chance to represent not only Pakistan, but also the entire Middle East North Africa Region.Muhammad Usman, GeenaParvaizSaleh and AleenaIqtidar from Team Gosling (Lahore University of Management Sciences) will becompeting to win the Brand Challenge while MubashirGhaniKhawaja, MahnoorAbrar and ShayanSikander from Team Surge (National University of Sciences & Technology) will be competing to win the Tech Challenge of the competition.Winners of Brandstorm 2017 are eligible for a 10,000 Euros grand prize along with a chance to start their career with the L’Oréal Group.

Talking about their experience so far,members from Team Surgesaid, “Brandstorm has brought a huge and drastic change in our lives, in terms of achievements, in terms of communication and confidence. You do not know how good it feels to achieve something so huge and be able to represent your country at an international platform until you have done it. We cannot wait to present our ideas in Paris!” Here is to hoping that both the teams bring the trophy home!

For more information, visit: http://www.brandstorm.loreal.com/en

Onederland hosts its first CSR activity

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The one-stop family entertainment destination, Onederland hosted its first CSR activity to bring joy into the lives of children from SOS village and to create awareness about their existence through social media. 50Children from the SOS village, local bloggers and instagrammers and prominent celebrities Humaira Asghar Ali and JuniiZeyad took part in the activity, apart from the management of LuckyOne mall and Onederland.

The programme included fun-filled rides at the futuristic indoor park, followed by a cake cutting ceremony, culminating in an iftar. The children of SOS village had a delightful time enjoying the rides and taking pictures with the celebrities and social media present on the occasion. They appreciated the sumptuous iftar provided by the eateries at LuckyOne mall’s food court – California Pizza and Burger Shack.

It may be remembered that Onederland opened its doors to the general public last month with the opening of LuckyOne mall, and plans to hold regular CSR activities under the umbrella of Oneder For All initiative which aims to develop the society and also aligns itself with the CSR arm of the mall, LuckyOne cares.

Hindi Medium box office: Irrfan Khan-starrer crosses Rs 100 cr, becomes fifth film of 2017 to enter the club | Distribution Club

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Hindi Medium box office: Irrfan Khan and Pakistani actor Saba Qamar starrer film has crossed Rs 100 crore and become the fifth film to enter the coveted club. It released with Half Girlfriend a month back. While Half Girlfriend did not do wonders at the box office, Hindi Medium continues to impress fans.

Hindi Medium might have started its box office stint on a slower pace in comparison to its rival film Half Girlfriend, but even after a month of its release, its journey is still continuing. The film has minted Rs 100 crore at the worldwide box office and is expected to maintain its pace in the coming weeks too. In fact, the Irrfan Khan film has become the fifth movie of the year to enter the 100-crore club.

According to Bollywood Hungama, Hindi Medium has managed to aggregate Rs. 102.64 crore, with Rs. 90.29 crore coming from the domestic market and Rs. 12.35 crore from the overseas territories. Well, it seems even though the film had a target audience as it released on only 1126 screens, it has managed to enthrall and entertain people across the nation.
Starring Irrfan and Pakistani actor Saba Qamar, the film was a satirical take on India’s education system and how running a school is growing into a money minting business, making lower class parents and child suffer. After Hindi Medium, Irrfan has begun shooting of his international project, Puzzle.

Puzzle is a women-oriented film, which tells the story of a woman in her 40s, who is constantly taking care of all the men in her family. Her world changes when she discovers that she has a gift for assembling puzzles. Earlier, the actor worked in other popular Hollywood films like Inferno, Slumdog Millionaire, Jurassic Park, The Amazing Spider-man and Life Of Pi to name a few. He was also part of a Japanese TV series, Tokyo Trial for Netflix.

The film has been released by Distribution Club across Pakistan.

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