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Meesha Shafi files Rs2 BN damages suit against Ali Zafar for making false allegations

LAHORE: Singer Meesha Shafi has filed a Rs2 billion damages suit in a Lahore sessions court against singer Ali Zafar for making false allegations against her on media, it surfaced on Wednesday. The damages suit includes Rs1bn for the loss of goodwill and reputation caused, and Rs1bn for "mental torture and agony". In addition to the damages requested, Shafi asked...

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Legendary singer Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has revealed she has converted to Islam, taking the new name "Shuhada' Davitt". “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim,” Connor announced in a tweet. This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture...

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Suspicious package addressed to Robert De Niro

Police on Thursday responded to a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert De Niro in New York. CNN quoted two law enforcement sources as saying the package was addressed to De Niro at an address in the Tribeca area of Manhattan. The report came a day after the FBI said pipe bombs were sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and...

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Mani Backtracks On #MeToo Mockery, Claims Humor Is Subjective

After receiving severe backlash on a controversial Instagram post mocking the #MeToo movement, television host and actor Mani on Wednesday said it was “posted by mistake by his PR” person. “I would like to inform all my followers that I am not very much active on social media and was not aware that any such picture is posted on my...

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#MeeToo: Netflix backs Sacred Games season 2 after harassment probe

Netflix Inc said it would stick with the team behind Indian hit show “Sacred Games” for a second season after an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against two individuals involved with the show. In a statement emailed to Reuters, Netflix said it would continue to work with the show’s lead writer Varun Grover, one of two men called...

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Momina Mustehsan and Human rights minister Shireen Mazari engage in Twitter Battle over ‘Ko Ko Korina

Web Desk: The latest Coke Studio offering Ko Ko Korina has disappointed many, including Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari, who on Sunday took to twitter and said that such a rendition of a great classic is nothing but a massacre. In response to the remarks of human rights minister remarks, the acclaimed 26-year-old singer took to Twitter on Monday and...

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Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh all ready to tie knot in November

Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have announced to tie the knot finally ending the curiosity of fans, on Sunday. The star couple is all geared up to marry on November 14 and 15, 2018. In a Twitter post, Ranveer Singh shared the joyous news with the world in a formally written script. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/5L6euh6TtR — Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial)...

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#MeToo movement: Elnaaz Norouzi accuses ‘Namaste England’ director Vipul Shah of sexual harassment

Web Desk: Pakistani actress Elnaaz who make her Lollywood debut with movie Man Jao Naa and Khido Khundi has accused Bollywood director V Paul of sexually harassing her. She described her interactions with Vipul Shah and alleged that he always tried to touch her inappropriately and tried to kiss her on various occasions. In a long account in published in...

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Imran Abbas and Fawad Khan nominees for ‘World’s 100 Most Handsome Faces’

Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas have been nominated for the world's "100 Most Handsome Faces" list. The official Instagram account of 100 Most Handsome Men 2018 shared pictures of Abbas and Khan with the title “Official Nominee for the 100 most handsome faces 2018.” Khan, who first rose to prominence as the lead singer for alternative rock band EP...

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Villainous ‘Venom’ again rules in North American theaters

LOS ANGELES: Sony's superhero film "Venom" held onto the lead this weekend in North American box offices, again followed by last weekend s No. 2 "A Star Is Born," industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. "Venom" took in an estimated $35.7 million for the three-day weekend, dropping from last weekend s $80 million, while Warner Bros.  well-reviewed "Star" had $28...

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Sexual Harassment Case: Alok Nath files defamation case against Vinta Nanda

Following allegations of sexual assault and rape levelled by Vinta Nanda, veteran TV actor Alok Nath has filed a defamation case against the writer-producer. Nanda had earlier in a Facebook post accused Alok Nath of harassing and raping her at her home. inta Nanda, Indian Director, who produced and wrote hit TV serial ‘Tara’ has alleged that veteran actor Alok...

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Remembering an icon: 70th Birth anniversary of legendary Sir Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

KARACHI: The 70th birth anniversary of the pride of Pakistan and the magical voice of the sub-continent, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, is being observed on Saturday (October 13). He is popularly known as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, meaning “The King of Kings of Qawwali”. The legend Qawwal, born in Faisalabad on October 13, 1948 to a classical family of singers, embarked on...

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Aladdin in the flesh – Disney to release live-action remake next May

LONDON: The street rat is back — and this time in the flesh. Disney has announced that it is planning to release a live-action adaptation next May of its animated classic Aladdin, the ancient tale of the penniless market boy who, with a little help from a certain genie in a lamp, marries the headstrong Princess Jasmine. The remake, shot...

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Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan walks away from film after harassment claims against director

On Wednesday, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan announced his departure from an upcoming film following sexual harassment allegations against the director. The actor while not mentioning the name of the film or director took to Twitter and announced that he was stepping away from the project after he was informed of “sexual misconduct” on the part of a collaborator. Aamir was...

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Sandhya Mridul, crew member accuses Alok Nath of sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement in India has gathered momentum in recent days, with more than a dozen complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct leveled online against prominent journalists, actors, movie directors, comedians and other public figures. Most recently, veteran Indian producer Vinta Nanda accused television bigwig Alok Nath, who is known for his ‘sanskaari‘ image on screen. After her claims...

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Trump to meet Kanye West at White House

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will host one of his most famous fans at the White House, musician Kanye West, to talk about prisons, jobs and what to do about violence in Chicago, the White House said on Tuesday. West will have lunch with the Republican president and also meet with Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner on Thursday, according...

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‘Babu Ji in trouble’: Veteran Indian actor Alok Nath accused of rape, sexual harassment

Vinta Nanda, Indian Director, who produced and wrote hit TV serial 'Tara' has alleged that veteran actor Alok Nath (famously known as Babu Ji), who was part of the show, raped her. Nanda alleged that Alok Nath raped her and harassed Tara's female lead. Alok is commonly known for his roles as a stereotypical Indian father, personifying religious traditions and...

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