Thursday, September 8, 2011
Shoaib is indeed a courageous storyteller and this film must have sparked off a debate when it released in Pakistan several weeks ago. Like KHUDA KAY LIYE, BOL addresses the religious extremism in the neighboring country. It's about a daughter who stands up against her father, but most importantly, she dares to defy the age-old societal norms that treat women as lesser beings. The fact that a Pakistani film-maker has had the courage to tackle this theme makes it all the more commendable and praiseworthy.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
When Jennifer Aniston axed her signature layers into a chic bob, America swooned (again). Her hair can do no wrong, securing the most requested style of 2011 (hitmaker Rihanna has the country’s second favorite bob). Aniston’s stylist, Chris McMillan, created the slightly angled look by trimming at the nape of the neck and following the jawline. The secret to Rihanna’s blazing crop? A dry haircut. “I anticipate the way she’ll actually wear it,” says RiRi’s stylist, Ursula Stephen. The look hit especially high notes in our live music capital. “It’s the ultimate Austin cut,” explains Michael Portman, co-owner of Birds Barbershop. “The city is laid-back—people don’t want a fussy style.”
We all know to fasten our seatbelts before takeoff, but you now may want to wear a belt before boarding your flight, too.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was kicked off a Southwest Airlines plane for refusing to pull up his pants after an attendant asked him to.
Here's what happened...
According to a news reporter for San Francisco's ABC7 who was on board, the flight attendant asked Armstrong to hike up his saggy pants right before takeoff, in which he responded by asking if there were "better things to do than worry about that?"
Armstrong was then notified that he would be ejected off the plane if he didn't comply, and then he and his friend were booted.
Where to next? Twitter.
Armstrong tweeted, "Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f--k? No joke!"
Southwest tweeted him back with, "Very sorry for your experience tonight, someone from our Customer Relations Team will reach out to you to get more details."
An airline spokesperson released a statement saying the Armstrong was allowed onto the next flight to Burbank and had told a customer relations agent who contacted him he had no further complaints.
About the Campaign
Endorsing Fair & Lovely Max Fairness for men in Pakistan is our very own Shahid Afridi. In its launch commercial we see Shahid Afridi emerging as a winner, on the field and off the field. The campaign focuses on the platform of confidence and conveys the message that to achieve success and emerge as a winner you need confidence which is provided by Fair & Lovely Max Fairness.
The TV commercial was shot in Karachi at the National Stadium. Even though the team was working under the scorching sun, it was still an incredible shoot. Shahid Afridi himself was very cooperative and enjoyed the entire experience. As he was on the pitch and was dressed in his cricket gear, he couldn't resist hitting a few shots and giving the fans present there a taste of what boom boom Afridi is all about.
The most memorable part of the shoot was when Afridi had to do his signature move of standing victoriously with both his arms up in the air. As soon as he did that, the fans screamed and cheered with joy and happiness. The nonstop cheering proved the love and admiration we all have for Afridi. The fans present in the stands gave a whole different energy to the atmosphere and made the entire shoot an unforgettable experience.
Shahid Afridi is truly our national hero and also a perfect fit for Fair & Lovely Max Fairness as it is positioned as a brand that gives you the confidence to get where you want to be.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Mumbai, Aug. 20 -- She hits headlines quite often with respect to her 'rumoured' boyfriend Sidhartha Mallya. But actor Deepika Padukone doesn't feel the need to confirm or deny anything that's anywhere close to her personal life, friends and family. The Aarakshan actor, says, firmly, that "people don't need to know if it's (true) or not or what we do and where we go."
"There's a certain part of life I would like to keep to myself. And I don't think I am answerable to anyone, whether I say yes or no to a guy. People are most welcome to speculate. It's fun to read what people have to say or write about it. But you won't hear anything from me on the topic," says the model who debuted as an actor with Om Shanti Om girl (2007) with Shah Rukh Khan.
Currently, Deepika would rather talk about her upcoming venture, Cocktail, produced by Saif Ali Khan, who is also her co-actor in the movie. "It's great to work with Saif because he is one of the finest actors we have in Bollywood. And I am glad that people liked our pairing so much in Love Aaj Kal. Thanks to that, we've been paired a couple of times more," says the actor, who played Saif's love interest in Prakash Jha's Aarakshan.
After a long schedule in London, Deepika has wrapped up a reasonable chunk of Homi Adajania's second movie. "It's almost complete. We have shot around 85-90 per cent of the film with a small portion left to be shot now. It will take only about 10-15 days to complete," informs Deepika, who also has the Rajinikanth-starrer Rana in her kitty.
Talking of Saif, what's her reaction to rumours about problems between her and the former's girlfriend Kareena Kapoor? "I don't think there's anything to react to. I share a professional equation with Saif. That's about it. And I guess since Kareena is a part of his life, it's (such talks) bound to come up. But that's understandable," she smiles.
Interestingly though, Deepika says that Cocktail has left her tired: "It has been emotionally draining for me. It's one film that I am tired after working upon. It's an intense love story. But I am happy that it puts me and Saif back together in one more love story after Love Aaj Kal."