Weekly News Round-Up (17th – 29th October)
This week in the news, Pakistani celebrities win big at Filmfare, Abrar Ul Haq’s latest song is a flop, Juhi Chawla saves the day, Katrina Kaif has big plans for her wedding and Zayn pleads no contest to harassing Gigi Hadid and her mother! Read more to find out all the news you’ve missed this week.
Pakistani Celebrities Dazzle At The Filmfare Middle East Achievers Night In Dubai
The Filmfare Middle East Achievers Awards were held at Dubai’s Meydan on the 28th of October. Glamour met celebrity power as the crème de la crème from Pakistan and India’s entertainment industry congregated to honour talent. Apart from numerous A-list Bollywood celebrities, the award show hosted numerous Pakistani actors as well – including Mahira Khan, Ayesha Omar, Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Ali and many more! From clicking selfies with actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui (who was a favourite amongst Pakistani celebs) to rubbing shoulders with the best from the entertainment industry, a lot of fun was had. Mahira Khan bagged the ‘Superstar from Pakistan’ award, Sheheryar Munawar won the ‘Best Debutant Filmmaker’ award, Maya Ali was seen holding her ‘Rising Star’ award and lastly, our favourite duo – Sajal Ali and Ahad Raza Mir won ‘Best Performer Of The Year’ and ‘Best Actor New Generation’ respectively! We’re so proud of our celebrities and glad that they’re portraying a positive image of Pakistan. Kudos!
Abrar Ul Haq Unabashedly Rips Off Baby Shark & Makes It An Anthem For Misogyny
On October 25th when Abrar Ul Haq released his song ‘Begum Shak Karti Hai’ starring Saba Qamar, Pakistanis assumed it was a spoof video. However, they soon realised they were very wrong to jump to conclusions. Abrar Ul Haq’s latest song seems “heavily” inspired by the very popular nursery rhyme ‘Baby Shark’. Not only is ‘Begum Shak Karti Hai’ unoriginal with its lyrics, but the plot of the music video seems very uninspired and you’re left wondering why anyone thought this was a good idea in the first place. It’s hard to believe that this song comes from the same man that brought us hits like ‘Nach Punjaban’, ‘Billo De Ghar, and ‘Bay Ja Cycle Tay’. Alas, that’s not all. While promoting the music video on Twitter, Abrar Ul Haq dedicated the song to all the “run mureeds” – men who unapologetically adore their wives, and somehow that’s a bad thing? To no one’s surprise, Pakistanis were not having any of his misogyny and took to Twitter to call him out. One user tweeted, ‘Only in Pakistan can misogyny be so intricately complex that a man could stretch a song about baby sharks and use it to justify his misogyny in so many colourful ways’, while another said that Abrar Ul Haq ‘should have retired when he had the chance this is just embarrassing on so many levels’.
Juhi Chawla Signs INR 100,000 Surety Bond For Aryan Khan
Amidst news of Aryan Khan’s bail, it has been reported that actress Juhi Chawla signed a 1 lakh surety bond in Mumbai’s sessions court. Though Aryan Khan won’t be released today because the deadline to submit the bail document has been missed, the news was a relief for Aryan’s family and friends. As part of his bail, Aryan will have to surrender his passport and report to the NCB office every Friday. Juhi Chawla has known Aryan Khan since birth because of her professional ties with SRK and was relieved that he was going to come home soon after spending three weeks in jail and after his bail had been denied thrice. Aryan Khan had been arrested earlier this month for a ‘drugs on cruise’ charge.
Preparations Underway For Katrina Kaif’s Big Fat Punjabi Wedding
It was rumoured in August that Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif had gotten secretly engaged. However, after constantly denying rumours, the cat has been finally let out of the bag! The couple is scheduled to tie the knot in the first week of December, between the 7th-9th in Rajasthan. Invites have been sent out to close family and friends, including Salman Khan! The numerous wedding festivities (Mehndi, HIndi phere and a Catholic wedding) will be held at the Six Senses Fort Barwara, a resort in Sawai Madhopur, located just 30 minutes away from Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. It has been reported that their wedding ensembles are being designed by Sabyasachi and Katrina plans on wearing a raw silk lehenga!
Zayn Malik Pleads No Contest To Harassing Gigi Hadid & Her Mother Yolanda
After news broke out of Zayn and Gigi’s break-up it was reported that it was because of an altercation between the couple and Gigi’s mother, Yolanda, in September. However, after denying all allegations, Zayn Malik has been charged with 4 criminal offences of harassment, plead guilty to one and no contest to others. according to TMZ, He allegedly shoved Yolanda into a dresser, called her “Dutch slut”, and told her to stay away from Khai. Zayn denies physical contact. He’s on 90 days probation for each count, totalling 360 days. He also must complete an anger management class and a domestic violence program. He must have no contact with Yolanda or the security guard. Assuming all conditions are satisfied after 6 months, the judge could terminate probation. (TMZ).
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