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.

Slackistan Has Been Objected by the Censor Board Pakistan

January 25, 2011

Slackistan is Pakistan’s first slacker film that has already been getting screening and good reviews around the globe. A film that has already gotten as much press coverage as Julian Assange, well, sort of, has been objected by the censor board of Pakistan.

The facebook management of Slackistan updated the fans moments ago with the following update

‘Slackistan’ has been officially objected to by the Pakistan censor board, who have banned all mention of the ‘Taliban’, ‘beards’, ‘Osama’, all swearing, no mention of the word ‘lesbian’ and no sight of alcohol whatsoever in the film. A very mean-spirited decision, given what’s in Hollywood/Bollywood/TV in Pakistan. Maybe it’s too close to home.. maybe it’s just fear talking.. what do you think?

It appears that the film will still be allowed to screen since the objection is made on couple of words which probably would have to be removed before it gets screened in the country. Thoughts in comments.

‘Slackistan’ Team at the red carpet of Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Pictures)

October 15, 2010

The stars and creatives of Slackistan walked the red carpet at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

The Slackistan team of Hammad Khan, Aisha Linnea Akhtar, Shahana Khan Khalil and Adnan Malik walked the red carpet with the Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck, Clive Owen, Gerard Depardieu, Director Oliver Stone, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta and other stars for the first day of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Hammad Khan – “Hoping someone will help distribute Slackistan in Pakistan”

October 13, 2010

Pakistan’s first slacker film, Slackistan, has already gathered enough international publicity with publications and premieres around the world. It is an independent feature film produced by Khan himself and his wife in an attempt to exhibit different side of Pakistan.

Even though the film has already been premiered at Cannes Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival in the UK, the South Asian Film Festival in San Fransisco and the International Film Festival of India in Goa, Khan is still hoping for someone to step up for the distribution of Slackistan in Pakistan.

That aside, I definitely plan to do charity screenings in the three major cities – Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad – to raise funds for flood rehabilitation. So that’s something that will happen regardless of when the film releases (in Pakistan).” further adds Khan in an interview with Express Tribune. read more

Pakistan’s ‘slacker’ privileged youth uncovered

January 6, 2010

By Shabnam Mahmood
BBC Asian Network

Islamabad is the setting for British director Hammad Khan’s first film Slackistan, a low budget independent feature looking at Pakistan’s young and privileged as they drift around in a world of dating, drinking and parties despite the terror attacks on their city.

“On a personal trip to the country I realised this was a story right under our noses to tell about young people out there,” says Khan.

Khan’s wife Shandana Ayub, from north London, has co-written and produced the movie.

“For someone who doesn’t know Pakistan at all, the images they’ll see on TV is of bombs and bad people – but that’s not the kind of Pakistan we know,” she says.

Some attacks took place during filming.

“It was almost like trying to find a window between suicide bombings in Islamabad and just trying quickly to shoot this film under the radar,” says Khan.

Acting novice Shahana Khan Khalil says the film is ‘painfully honest’

The movie is inspired by a 1991 American movie called Slacker by Richard Linklater.
Khan says his film is “about the slightly privileged and disaffected 20-something who’s reasonably comfortable

Uzair Jaswal gears up to be Pakistan’s next pop sensation with ‘Yaheen’

December 17, 2009

Uzair JaswalThe name might not ring a bell; but apparently this song has being doing the rounds all year. The video for the single has been on Youtube for ages as well but it just recently made it’s way onto one of those ‘fresh’ playlists on music channels. Uzair Jaswal‘s name might have just started to appear on television but he is quite the star in his hometown, Islamabad. Uzair reportedly also collaborated with Adil Omar on the soundtrack of indie Isloo flick, Slackistan.