“For years I have been recording and putting together a catalogue of music and artists that truly represent Pakistan’s mass taste. They are not musicians you are going to see on a big platform but those who can make an instant connection with the audience.”
Children under the age of 14 were given a specific category for the “Kids Fun Run” to encourage them, and they took part with great enthusiasm. The top 3 winners in each category received cash prizes to motivate the runners.
For those who are unaware, Pakeezah, directed by Kamal Amrohi, is regarded as the most expensive film produced in India during the 1970s, with a budget of one crore five million Indian rupees at the time.
The 27-year-old stated, “So let me get this straight, Bollywood hates Pakistani men and shows them all as namazi topi-wearing fanatics but it fetishizes Pakistani women as sexy, bikini-wearing ISI agents? I…don’t know how to feel about this.”
She was also denied access to food, forbidden from taking driving lessons, forbidden from communicating with anybody outside the defendants’ relatives, and forbidden from calling her family in Pakistan.
She currently has three children, eleven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Morera keeps an optimistic outlook on life and believes that everyone, regardless of age, can learn something new every day.
For the first time ever, Sound of Metal actor Riz Ahmed and M3gan actress Allison Williams revealed the nominations. The organization’s members voted on 23 categories, which will be revealed on the designated date.
“Some songs obviously don’t work as well as others. That brings me down but that’s part of the process. If you don’t release music, you will never know. Sometimes artists refrain from expressing their feelings because they’re afraid their fans might not resonate with them. But what if they do? So, I don’t overthink it,”
An Urdu-language live-action short film titled Eid Mubarak is based on the true childhood memories of its writer and director, Mahnoor Eucep. The short-film tells the story of a privileged Pakistani girl who has embarked on a mission to save her beloved pet goat from being sacrificed on Eid-ul-Azha.