It seems controversy has been making all the rounds this year and it isn’t even the end of January yet! In a week filled with glitz, glamour, and a sprinkle of drama, the Pakistani entertainment scene never fails to deliver the unexpected. From film premieres to leaked videos, our favourite celebrities kept us on our toes.
Just exactly what happened? Let Diva spill the tea on the five things that had everyone talking this week!
1. Nayab Film Premiere: A Star-Studded Affair?
TV’s sweetheart, Yumna Zaidi, made her film debut with Nayab, and Karachi was buzzing with excitement for the grand premiere. However, the red carpet seemed to lack the usual A-list celebrities we expect at such events. Rumours swirled about uninvited guests and ignored RSVPs, leaving us wondering: was it a star-studded affair or a ghost town? Either way, Yumna deserved a full house for her big night!
2. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Bottle Fiasco: When Spiritual Water Causes a Stir
Musical maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan found himself in hot water when a leaked video showcased him in a bottle-fueled frenzy with his househelp. The twist? It wasn’t just any bottle; it was supposedly the sacred water of his spiritual leader. Talk about a spiritual awakening! Rahat later released an apology video, leaving us wondering if the bottle contained holy water or a splash of scandal.
3. Bilal Saeed’s Mic Drop: When the Stage Became a Battlefield
Singer Bilal Saeed took the stage in Punjab, but it wasn’t the musical performance that stole the spotlight. A leaked video showed Bilal getting heated, throwing the mic into the crowd, and storming off stage. The reason? Allegedly rowdy behavior from the audience. Bilal apologized later, reminding us that even the smoothest performances can hit a few sour notes.
4. Fighter: Bollywood’s Ban in the Middle East
Bollywood film Fighter found itself in turbulent airspace as it got banned in the Middle East. Critics labeled it a bootleg copy of Top Gun with an anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistani twist. The film’s fate was sealed as it became a hot topic, raising questions about artistic expression and cultural sensitivity in the world of cinema.
5. Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza Go Global: Lights, Camera, International Collaboration!
Pakistani power duo Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza made waves as they ventured into international waters. Collaborating with Indonesian production house Falcon Pictures, the dynamic filmmakers are set to bring us a Netflix series titled ‘Tik Tok Nol.’ With three episodes already recorded in Pakistan, it seems our beloved filmmakers are proving that Pakistani talent knows no borders.
What did you think made the most buzz this week? Tell us in the comment section below!