Shahana Khan Khalil Shares Her Coke Studio Experience

Shahana Khan Khalil - International Production Manager for Coke Studio Season 6

Shahana Khan Khalil - International Production Manager for Coke Studio Season 6

Coke Studio Season 6 is going to hit the airwaves very soon!

Here is a close insight into the Studio as I recently had the chance to interact with Shahana Khan Khalil who happens to be the International Production Manager for this season of Coke Studio playing a major role in the international ride of this mega project. Apart from that she has also been the Assistant BTS Producer and the Editorial Supervisor, all making her a very pivotal person in the upbringing of Season 6.

Ali Zafar Injured himself in Bangkok

October 12, 2013
Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar Injured himself in Bangkok

At a shoot in Bangkok for one of multinational brands, Ali Zafar cut his face and was rushed to the hospital.

According to a source, Ali’s stunt double who arrived was hired according to Ali’s older clean cut lean look which didn’t go with his current long haired French beard buffed up action look he has made for his next feature Kill Dil. With the crew in fix Ali decided to do his own stunt, a process in which he injured his face.

Luckily there were no serious or permanent damages and the actor returned on set after stitches and owed to finish the job he had come to do.

Photo Courtesy: Abdullah Haris

Omran Shafique, Eva Blessed With Yet Another Baby Girl

October 12, 2013
Omran Shafique & Eva

Omran Shafique and Eva

Omran Shafique, the lead guitarist for quite a lot of prominent acts from Pakistani music industry has been blessed with yet another baby girl. This is the second child for Omran and Eva Shafique.

Earlier Omran took to social media and announced this good new to his fans through his Facebook page,

“The new one was eager to join the party. She is here. Both mother and daughter are doing fine, thank God. Sof (Sofia) is asleep at home and has no idea! Blessed. With Eva Shafique.”

The news was followed by a huge number of friends and fans turning up and congratulating the pair on the birth of their second child.

Zinda Bhaag set to be released in USA on October 18th

October 9, 2013
Zinda Bhaag set to be released in USA

Zinda Bhaag set to be released in USAPakistani film Zinda Bhaag, currently doing record business in Pakistani theatres, is set to be released in the USA on 18th October.

“This is another stamp of approval for Zinda Bhaag. It is the first Pakistani film to have found US release while still in theatres,” said producer Mazhar Zaidi.

Zinda Bhaag, starring Naseeruddin Shah and directed by Meenu and Farjad has earned huge praise across the board. After picking up four awards at the Mosaic-Misaff festival in Canada it became Pakistan’s first entry in fifty years for Oscars consideration.

Coke Studio 6: Launch and Expectations

Umair Jaswal, Atif Aslam, Ayesha Omar, Zoe Viccaji and Sikandar Mufti

Coke Studio Season 6 - Artists

Finally after many ifs and buts, and a considerable amount of delay from its usual time slot, Coke Studio Season 6 once again returns with a promise to hit back even harder.

Last year there were even rumours that Coke Studio might not be happening at all but it was only 2 weeks ago when it got confirmed as the ‘press conference-cum-launch event’ for the season 6 was announced through invites to media fraternity.

Saving Face picks up Emmys at 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards

October 3, 2013

Sabiha Sumar, Dr. Mohammad Jawad and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy winner of 'Saving Face' for BEST DOCUMENTARY, HBO Documentary Films on HBO

Academy Award winning Pakistani film ‘Saving Face‘ has been awarded 2 prestigious Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form at the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. This marks the second Emmy win for the film’s director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who previously received the accolade in the Current Affairs category for the documentary ‘Children of the Taliban’.

Coke Studio Season 6 [Complete Artist List]

Coke Studio Season 6 Artists

Coke Studio Season 6 Launch

Coca-Cola Pakistan proudly announces the return of Pakistan’s most anticipated music platform, Coke Studio, at an acclaimed press conference where as sixth season of exciting talent, diverse musical influences and dynamic performances will be aired October 2013.

This years’ Coke Studio voyage will witness a fusion of Eastern, Western and regionally inspired music for which the platform has come to be renowned. However, this season goes deeper in its journey, exploring the international heritage of popular local music genres, tracing these global influences that have left an indelible impact on Pakistan’s national and cultural musical identity. To that end, Coke Studio’s cross-genre Pakistani musical talent will be joined by international musicians trained in both contemporary, and traditional instrumentation.

Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai Takes Music To The Next Level

Adil Omar performed at the Music Room on the 3rd day of Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai.

Adil Omar performed at the Music Room on the 3rd day of Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai.

Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai united Academy lecturers like American hip hop producer Just Blaze, electronic musician Derrick May, world renowned UK producer Gareth Jones, Grammy-nominated dance music guru Kenny Dope, and DJ Gerd Janson, with 32 of the region’s most prominent instrumentalists, vocalists, DJs & producers, giving them the chance to immerse themselves in all things musical.

Pakistan Idol Rocked The Mughal City Of Gardens

September 30, 2013
Pakistan Idol Lahore Auditions

Pakistan Idol Lahore AuditionsLahori contestants took Pakistan Idol “Jo hai Dil ki Awaaz” by storm with their over whelming performances in auditions. Huge crowd, amazing contestants and lot of energy, this was what Lahore brought in the amazing three day auditions of Pakistan Idol “Jo Hai Dil ki Awaz”.

Zinda Dilan e Lahore proved how passionate they are about singing and what really Pakistan Idol means to them. Starting from the mall activation in Mall of Lahore till the 3rd day of auditions huge turnover was seen in Lahore. Amazing people ,melodious voices and energetic contestants were found in this journey of team idol in Lahore.

Pakistan Idol hits Faisalabad

September 26, 2013
Pakistan Idol Faisalabad

PAKISTAN IDOL
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC!

Pakistan Idol Faisalabad

As predicted earlier the Pakistan Idol has produced marvelous and almost hair raising response from across Pakistan and this time it was “The Manchester of Pakistan” Faisalabad. The Industrial hub of Pakistan had over 2000 contestants ready to get their voice and confidence tested by the Kingpins of the music industry.