Thursday, January 13, 2011

Geo News reporter Wali shot dead

KARACHI: Wali Khan Babar, Geo News reporter has been shot dead in Liaquatabad, Geo News reported Thursday.

According to Geo News, the reporter was on his way back home from Geo News office, when he was attacked by terrorists. 

New look of Atif aslam in Engro Excellence Awards

Indian Police-Emotional-Its not a Bollywood film-Indian Democracy

No bearded cop to guard VVIPs

LAHORE - In a major policy shift in the aftermath of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassination by one of his security guards, the provincial government has begun proper screening and scrutiny of the officials of Elite Force to avoid any

Tips for Buying Used Handset from Local Market!

By Dr. Muhammad Faraz Younus
It’s not an easy task to buy a good used handset from a local market. During second hand purchase of handset, there remains plenty of unfound glitches, which can cause you problems after the purchase.

Pakistan’s Cellular Subscribers: What’s the Exact Number?

The PTA has continued its upbeat promotion of Pakistan’s cellular base into 2011, with another declaration of the crossing of 100 million subscribers in the country. A mighty achievement, no doubt! However, the underlying criterion for determining a cellular subscriber has become a hot debate in the recent period.

3G Services to be Available by 2011 End: Seminar Notes

The Secretary Cabinet Division, Mr. Abdur Rauf Chaudhry has said that 3G services would hopefully be available to the Pakistan mobile users by the end of 2011, while it is expected that the Policy for auction of 3G services licenses would soon be presented to the government and Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) for discussion and approval.

Atif Aslam Joins Twitter, Finally

Atif Aslam, the biggest Pakistani pop star of Pakistan is known for very limited or no interaction with his fans.
Unlike, other singers, Atif always refrained from Facebook or Twitter and repeatedly denied accounts which were attributed to him.

Are You Abiding by Mobile Phone Etiquette?

Many of us consider mobile phones as life savers, but rude mobile phone users are the thorns in our sides. Private conversations, arguments, details about how a meeting went, or intimate knowledge of what’s in a stranger’s refrigerator at home are all things that all eavesdroppers can do.

Award ceremonies are like a circus: Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi was nominated as best villain for his role in “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai” at two award ceremonies but the actor says such functions are like a “circus” and prefers audience acclaim any day.
“These award ceremonies really don’t make a difference to me. I have got my acclaim and awards from the audience… I don’t really see that (award functions) as something I ever really believed it. I generally don’t approve of these nominations,” Emraan told .
“If you see any award ceremony, they are

SRK, Farah Khan patch up

Salman Khan may think that Shah Rukh Khan’s apology on a television show was to hike the TRPs. But last evening choreographer-director Farah Khan spent about half an hour with Shah Rukh Khan in his vanity van.
Both of them were at an event. According to an eyewitness, “First we saw Priyanka Chopra going into his van, followed by Farah Khan. Priyanka came out of the van very quickly but Farah stayed on. But half an hour later, both Farah and SRK came out of the van.
Farah told mediapersons waiting outside the

Kangna does not want to play second fiddle to Hrithik

Kangna does not want to play second fiddle to HrithikBollywood actress Kangna Ranaut, who worked with Hrithik Roshan in Kites, has reportedly turned down Hrithik's offer to play second lead in Krrish 2. Both Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik have reportedly tried to convince the actress but she elaborated then about her reservations of playing second fiddle. 

Priyanka Chopra has been already finalised to play the leading lady in the sequel as she was in the original film too. After Kites, Kangna became friends to Roshans but that was not enough to convince her for the role, which is said to be in the lines of Cat-woman.

A source revealed that Hrithik explained Kangna that the role will give enough scope for action and it was written considering her. But she was strict to her point that she won't play second lead anymore because she has been type cast after playing second lead in Fashion. The actress started receiving offers to play second lead only. 

However, Kangna is now enjoying her good time in the industry after playing the lead heroine in

Vivek Oberoi Following Sachin Tendulkar's Footsteps

Vivek Oberoi Following Sachin Tendulkar`s FootstepsVivek Oberoi is one actor in tinsel town who's quite sure of where his priorities in life lie. Reportedly the actor of Prince has refused a very lucrative offer by a liquor brand in endorsing their product which was ready to offer him double the amount than the original amount that was offered. 

According to the buzz, the actor was initially offered an amount of Rs 3 crore to endorse the brand which specializes in Beer. However, not ready to trade his good image with money, the actor refused the offer. 

The brand officials did not give up on the idea of bringing Vivek as the Ambassador as he has quite an amazing fan following in the youth segment of the country. Thus the actor was offered double the amount for a year which was Rs.6 crores.

Now Vivek, who is truly inspired by the likes of Sachin Tendulkar who had recently refused a liquor brand for Rs 3 crores, followed the master blaster footsteps and refused to endorse the product despite the high financial bait it had to offer. 

'No Entry' sequel not called 'Be Positive'

`No Entry` sequel not called `Be Positive`Evergreen actor Anil Kapoor has dismissed rumours that the sequel to his 2005 laugh riot "No Entry" is named "Be Positive" after the oft-repeated phrase by his character in the outing.

"No. It's not called 'Be Positive'. It's called 'No Entry Mein Entry', " Anil told.

The sequel too has producer Boney Kapoor and director Anees Bazmee.

Rumours are rife that the original male cast of Salman Khan, Anil and Fardeen Khan will be seen in double roles in the Part II.

Bollywood celebrity 'wars' go international

Bollywood celebrity `wars` go internationalBollywood celebrity media wars seem to have gone international and viral. 

British, Hollywood, Indian and other media reported that Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai has been replaced by younger star Freida Pinto as the face of cosmetics firm L'Oréal, and now a company statement is circulating around that it was not true. 

Both Aishwarya, 37, and Freida, 26, are “spokesmodels” for L'Oréal Paris along with another Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor (Delhi-6), 25, and other international celebrities like Andie Macdowell, Beyonce Knowles, Claudia Schiffer, Jane Fonda, Doutzen Kroes, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Milla Jovovich, Linda Evangelista, Elizabeth Banks, Evangeline Lilly, Diane Kruger, Cheryl Cole, Rachel Weisz, Gerard Butler, Eric Cantona, etc. 

L'Oréal Paris says that it has chosen spokesmodels that “inspire women and men the world over”. 

L'Oréal Paris defines Aishwarya Rai as the "incarnation of Indian beauty"; talks about “Aishwarya's intelligence,

Vivek Shauq Passes Away Suddenly

Vivek Shauq Passes Away SuddenlyBy Subhash K Jha

The Deol family, busy promoting their latest film was plunged into mourning when comic actor Vivek Shauq who has featured in several films with the Deols, passed away of a heart attack on Monday.

Just 48 years old Vivek best remembered as Sunny Deol's bum-chum in Gadar, came to a sudden end on Monday morning. 

Bobby Deol whose friend Vivek played in a large number of films was too distraught to speak. Sunny who worked with Vivek in Maa Tujhe Salaam, Indian, Champion and Gadar said, “This has come as a complete shock out of nowhere. We were so looking forward to the release of our film Yamla Pagla Deewana. This tragedy has clouded our excitement completely.” 

Sunny seemed unaware of details of Vivek's death. However Raj Babbar's son Aarya Babbar who has worked closely with Vivek said, “He died of a heart attack all of a sudden.

Hrithik-Katrina are The Most Desirable

Hrithik-Katrina are The Most DesirableDo you desire the 'Greek God' look of Hrithik Roshan and the zing that Katrina Kaif brought in with “Sheila Ki Jawani”, at least India does.

In the online voting carried out by the National Daily 'Times of India' and the channel 'Zoom' over 3.1 lakh votes were registered and India has decided to confer the tile of Most Desirable Man of 2010 to Hrithik Roshan and Most Desirable Woman of 2010 to Katrina Kaif.

The poll showcased top 50 Men and Women in their respective categories and Katrina Kaif seemed pretty comfortable staying at the numero uno slot for the consecutive second year. The beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had to be satisfied with the number two in the list and following her in number 3 is Priyanka Chopra.

Sexy Deepika Padukone is at number 4 while the actress who brought in the size zero fad Kareena Kapoor is at 5. The chirpy Genelia D'Souza edges past the fashionista Sonam Kapoor as the latter stands at number 7 and

'Dabangg' Salman sweeps Apsara Awards

`Dabangg` Salman sweeps Apsara Awards Actor Salman Khan's blockbuster entertainer "Dabangg" made it's presence felt at the Chevrolet Apsara Awards Tuesday night by bagging eight awards in different categories.

The film that has been produced by Arbaaz Khan and directed by Abhinav Kashyap laid its hands on trophies for categories like best film, best actor (Salman Khan), best female singer (Mamta Sharma), best performance in negative role (Sonu Sood), best female debut (Sonakshi Sinha), best music (Sajid-Wajid), best dialogues (Abhinav Kashyap) and best male singer (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan). 

The glitzy night that witnessed power-packed performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Govinda and Anushka Sharma was attended by many Bollywood celebrities like Dharmendra, Rani Mukerji, Sunny Deol, Karan Johar, Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal and Yash Chopra among many others. 

The film that followed "Dabangg" in the awards' tally was "Band Baaja Baraat" with six awards in it's kitty. It

Late Parveen Babi's Palatial House in Junagarh collapses

Late Parveen Babi`s Palatial House in Junagarh collapsesLate Parveen Babi, the all time popular Bollywood star who expired a few years ago in Mumbai was a girl from one of the most popular families in the district of Junagarh in Gujarat. The late star had property in her name there, which was inherited from her late father.

This building, which was an old palatial structure was reportedly given to Parveen Babi's father by the Government on a lease and had been transferred in the late actress's name after her father's death. 

However, after the actress herself met an untimely death due to her ill health, the property was under dispute with many of her relatives claiming rights over it. Notwithstanding all the litigations, there had been about ten relatives of the late star who had been living in the premises, since the actress had died. 

Recently, the palatial structure which was almost in shambles due to neglect over the years, collapsed killing one of the

Shah Rukh Khan in trouble over his villa in Dubai

Shah Rukh Khan in trouble over his villa in DubaiBollywood superstar Shah Rukh has come under the wrath of Income Tax department. King Khan had been gifted a villa in Dubai by the Nakheel Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC). However, this gift has become a problem for the star as I.T department is not ready to consider it as a gift. 

According to the I.T department, SRK received this villa in return of lending his name for promoting the company. So, it cannot be considered as a gift and will be taxable. In 2008-09, when SRK paid 126.31 crore as his income tax return, this property was shown as a gift.

The I.T department issued a notice against King Khan saying that he will have to pay tax for this Signature Villa at the Palm Jumeirah, which is worth Rs 17.84 crore. PJSC gifted the villa on September 16, 2007. 

However, after scrutinising the returns of SRK, the I.T department has strongly said that it will be taxable and the actor will have to pay penalty for hiding the accurate income.

After 10 years Farah Khan is back with Aamir again

After 10 years Farah Khan is back with Aamir againBy Subhash K Jha

Now that Tees Maar Khan is over and done with Farah Khan is all set indulge in her first love, choreography. She's been asked by Aamir Khan to choreograph a song for Delhi Belly a film that for all practical purposes director Abhinay Deo completed a year ago.

But then Aamir has his own unique method of editing packaging and marketing his productions. That Delhi Belly is being given a touch of Farah Khan's choreographic magic would surprise many, and most certainly Abhinay Deo. 

Now that his wife Kiran Rao's directorial debut Dhobi Ghat is on releaseAamir Khan's attention is now turning towards the post-production work of his next release Delhi Belly.A project as special to Aamir as Dhobi Ghat since it stars his nephew Imran Khan. The quirky film about a prodigal's return to the Capital has been described as a sex comedy. 

Delhi Belly was completed by Abhinay Deo last year. Deo then moved on to his next project Game for

Lovebirds Priyanka and Shahid bond in Durban

Lovebirds Priyanka and Shahid bond in DurbanLovebirds Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor were seen flirting with each other while in Durban, South Africa 

Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapur performed at Durban on Sunday night. 

The two were seen bonding majorly with each other at a special concert to mark the 150th occasion of Indians coming to South Africa. Shah Rukh, Anil Kapoor and Malaika Arora Khan were also present.

After the event got over, Shahid and PC were spotted enjoying coffee at a local joint. A source reveals, "Going to Durban was like a mini vacation for them.

They got a chance to spend time with each other and also get away from work." 

Salman Khan in no mood to patch up with Shah Rukh

Salman Khan in no mood to patch up with Shah RukhThe glitzy world of Bollywood has many enemies and rivals however, Shahrukh Khan is one celebrity who believes in forgetting the past to move on.

At a recent episode of Karan Johar's 'Koffee with Karan', Shahrukh let his heart out as he asked for forgiveness from all friends who have been hurt as a result of him in the past. 

Shahrukh wanted to usher in the New Year on a fresh note, however, the Bad Boy of Bollywood, Salman Khan hardly wanted to forget the past. It seems that Salman have taken things with Shahrukh quite seriously and does not want to be friends with the King Khan.

According to sources, Salman was quite miffed with Shahrukh when he apologized on the television show 'Koffee with Karan'. Salman remarked that if Shahrukh wanted to apologize, he should have at least called him up or paid a visit to his house.

It seems that Salman is in no mood to patch up with Shahrukh. Salman seems to quite annoyed with the

Secretly in love: Yes, that's me shouting, Marry me Rani

Secretly in love: Yes, that`s me shouting, Marry me RaniThe film crew insists that director Rajkumar Gupta is smitten by Rani Mukerji

Is No One Killed Jessica director Rajkumar Gupta secretly in love with Rani Mukerji? According to members of the film crew Gupta couldn't take his eyes off her whenever she was on the sets. 

Divulges a source, "It was quite obvious for everyone that Raj was quite smitten by her. He found every excuse to be close to her and even insisted on playing a cameo in the film where he gets to propose to Rani's character." 

The situation in the script demanded one of Rani's character's colleagues in the office to shout a marriage proposal to Rani. 

Apparently, some other actor was supposed to do that role. Raj insisted on playing that role just for the pleasure of proposing to Rani. 

Imran and Avantika fly to Phuket for Honeymoon with 50 Guests!

Imran and Avantika fly to Phuket for Honeymoon with 50 Guests!Bollywood's chocolate boy Imran Khan finally bid adieu to bachelorhood and married long time girlfriend Avantika Malik here Monday. He said he is very happy.

The couple is off to Thailand Tuesday for their honeymoon but not alone - 50 guests will be accompanying the newly-weds. 

Imran, who had been dating Avantika for the past eight years, had a registered marriage at his superstar uncle Aamir Khan's house in Pali Hill. 

After the wedding, Imran came to his house with his newlywed wife in a black Porsche decorated with white flags with "Just Married" written on them. The house was decorated with flowers and lights 

Both wore beautiful traditional wedding costumes - Avantika was wearing a light grey lehenga choli with a red border and gold work and Imran was dressed in a black bandhgala.

"I'm not feeling married right now, it will take