The bridal week will run from November 26 to 28 and the three-day activity will include an exhibition and a fashion show. This fashion gala at the Expo Centre will feature 18 fashion shows by various designers.
Wedding celebrations are traditionally given a great importance in our culture and every segment of society is willing to spend on this occasion. According to the organisers, it will be a one shop event for all wedding dresses and accessories.
The week will feature designer creations for the bride and groom, wedding planners, jewellers, florists and furniture and shoe designers.
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Film director and producer Shehzad Rafique who has to his credit films like Salakhain and Mohbattan Sachiyan is now producing Ishq Khuda.
Rafique who has close association with Indian writer and intellectual Gulzar on the literary and film front is one of the serious filmmakers in the Pakistani industry. The subject of his upcoming film is Sufism. The message of Sufis is perhaps the most relevant one when it comes to present day Pakistan, which is riddled with terrorism and sectarianism.
Rafique told this correspondent that a film professing tolerance and peace is need of the hour. “It is high time for us to use the cinema, the most powerful medium in the world that even led to revolutions, sensibly,” he said. He said though the film industry was going through hard times, one should not lose hope and keep trying to come up with qualitative productions for this was the only way to survival, especially in the case of Pakistani films.
The film was the first conscious effort to highlight the fact that tolerance and peace were utmost needs of today`s Pakistan, he said, adding that through such movies soft image of the country would get a boost.
“I am looking for new faces for my film because people are now weary of seeing old faces on silver screen,” the director said and added that he hoped he would find new talent through auditions he was planning to hold next month.
Rafique said he was inspired by the standard of education at the Film and TV Department of the National College of Arts and would seek help from NCA in finding young souls for the film industry.
The music of the film has been composed by Wajahat Atray and it will be the first movie, which would be shot at Soon Sakesar valley.
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Stage comedian Baboo Baral, who has been bedridden for more than two years now, has appealed to people to pray for his health and life and asked the government to sanction a monthly stipend for him. The ailing artist, who is undergoing dialysis nowadays, told this correspondent: “I am fighting all medical complications and it is my request to the government to help me out in these difficult times.”
“I entertained millions and brought smiles to millions of faces, but my own life is nothing but a tale of sorrow,” the artist said with an unexplainable pain in his voice.
“My Dubai-based friends Jafar and Zafar are helping me a lot at this critical time, but I need strong financial assistance from the government,” said Baral.
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The Addams Family Rendezvous, a play written by Tanzila Khan and directed by Aimen Mufti, was staged at Alhamra (Qadhafi Stadium) on Nov 11 and 12. The play was about an obnoxious family living in a wretched house and unaware of their weirdness.
A large number of youngsters from various educational institutions were among the audience. The play was staged by Creative Alley, a platform for all youngsters. “We want our voice to be heard so that all those who think they are good at something can contact us and we can help them come in the limelight,” said play director Ms Khan.
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The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC) is holding a Sufi music evening on Nov 25 to remember Sufi poet Khawaja Ghulam Farid.
The institute has decided to hold Sufi evenings to remember Sufi poets. Three to four singers will perform at the evening and Sufi music lovers in large numbers are expected to attend the function.
Bridal Couture Week Press Conference
Pakistan’s very first BRIDAL COUTURE WEEK being held in the thriving city of Lahore from November 26 – 28!
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