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The Legend of Maula Jatt likely to be released in India: report

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Indian cinemas are likely to screen Pakistani film “The Legend of Maula Jatt” this Friday, making it the first film from Pakistan in over a decade to get a theatrical release in the neighbouring country, The News reported citing an INOX official. 

Directed by Bilal Lashari and starring Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, “The Legend of Maula Jatt” hit the screens with its worldwide theatrical release on October 13. 

“It will be played in Punjab and a few theatres in Delhi in INOX where there are Punjabi speaking people,” Rajender Singh Jyala, chief programming officer, INOX Leisure Ltd, told Press Trust of India.

Multiplex chain PVR Cinemas had shared a release announcement on its official Instagram page but deleted it soon after. “Presenting the official poster of #TheLegendofMaulaJatt! Coming to PVR this Friday,” the post read.

The action drama, which has become the highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time amassing $10 million, was released in Pakistan on October 13. “The Legend of Maula Jatt” is an adaptation of the 1979 cult classic Maula Jatt and producers have said it is neither a remake nor a sequel.

Its stars Mahira and Fawad who are familiar to Indian audiences through their popular Pakistani drama Humsafar and also through Bollywood — Fawad, who was most recently seen in the superhero series Ms Marvel, has featured in “Khoobsurat“, “Kapoor & Sons“, and “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” while Mahira appeared in Shah Rukh Khan-starred “Raees“.

The last Pakistani film to get a theatrical release in India was “Bol” starring Mahira in 2011. Before that was “Ramchand Pakistani” starring Nandita Das and Rashid Farooqi in 2008. “Khuda Kay Liye”, which included Fawad in the ensemble cast alongside Naseeruddin Shah, came in 2007

Pakistani films, however, have been screened at festivals in India. In November this year, the Dharamshala International Film Festival screened Saim Sadiq’s “Joyland”, which is Pakistan’s official entry in the international film category at the 95th Academy Awards. “Khuda Kay Liye” was the first ever Pakistani film to be included in the official selection of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). 

“The Legend of Maula Jatt” started production in January 2017 and concluded in June 2019. The film was initially scheduled for cinema release on multiple dates in 2019–2020 but kept getting delayed due to copyright-related issues and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kubra Khan expressed her annoyance within the initial 15 minutes of watching the new television series ‘Noor Jahan’.

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In a recent interview with a digital magazine, Kubra Khan delved into her character development in the television series ‘Noor Jahan’ and openly admitted to feeling vexed and exasperated while watching the initial episode of the show. She expressed sympathy towards women, such as Safeena [Alina Abbas], who are disregarded by their spouses.

“Initially, it was vexing to observe.” Upon viewing the initial episode, specifically the first 15 minutes, she confessed to feeling irritated.

Khan expressed his annoyance, stating that despite his involvement in the production and participation in the shoot, he found himself angry due to his prior observations of similar occurrences in real life.

“Furthermore, Musaddiq Malek, the director, has skillfully woven the elements of the film together. His work is truly remarkable and clever,” she commented, specifically referring to the opening scene in which Hunaid, played by Noor Hassan, forgets his wife Safeena’s birthday but manages to organize a lavish celebration for his mother, portrayed by Saba Hamid, on the same evening.

“The ‘Sinf-e-Aahan’ actor stated that people perceive the story as relevant and relatable, with each individual feeling a personal connection to it,” the actor shared. “Men who are overly dependent on their mothers should refrain from getting married until they are capable of assuming the responsibilities associated with being a husband.”

Khan, known for his discerning project choices and avoidance of clichéd roles, affirmed that ‘Noor Jahan’ stands apart from conventional ‘saas bahu’ dramas.

Continuing to hint at her character’s growth, she stated, “You will have to wait and observe the drama to find out if she will testify, join the villainous side, or alter the dynamics of the family.”

In addition to Khan playing the role of Noor Bano, the film ‘Noor Jahan’ features a talented cast including Saba Hamid, Ali Rehman Khan, Noor Hassan, Zoya Nasir, Hajra Yamin, Ali Raza, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi, Mahmood Aslam, and Alina Abbas, among others.

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Sania Mirza humbly seeks forgiveness as she begins her pilgrimage to Hajj.

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Sania Mirza revealed on Sunday afternoon that she was lucky enough to start her Hajj journey this year in a fresh post on her Instagram account.

“My beloveds and friends, I am extremely fortunate to have the chance to travel the holy Hajj,” she declared.

As she got ready for this life-changing encounter, she wrote, “I humbly ask for your forgiveness for any wrongdoings and shortcomings.” This opportunity to pursue spiritual restoration and atonement fills my heart with immense gratitude. Please hear my request and lead me down the path of blessings, Allah. I am quite thankful and consider myself very fortunate.

As she started this once-in-a-lifetime voyage, she pleaded, “Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.” “With a humble heart and a stronger imaan, I hope to return as a better human being.”

Millions of fans on social media, including her close pals and members of the entertainment and sports industries, sent their best wishes to the star, asking her to keep them in mind while she prays.

It is noteworthy to mention here that in March of last year, before to Ramadan, Sania Mirza conducted the Umrah alongside her son Izhaan and other family members.

For those who don’t know, Mirza and Malik were wed from 2010 until January of this year, when it was revealed that she had petitioned Khula for a divorce.

With Shoaib Malik’s divorce, Sania Mirza is searching for love.

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“Where is the hate?” is how Vivek Oberoi answers Pakistan’s affection.

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During a recent interview with a YouTube channel, Vivek Oberoi was filmed in a touching exchange with his Pakistani fans, who applauded the Bollywood actor as they passed his elegant Bentley while strolling around Dubai.

Oberoi responded to the affection by saying, “No matter how strongly Indian you are, you come here and you see the way the Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalis, and Sri Lankans love you.”

The “Bollywood villain,” who lives on the other side of the border, and your sense of borders begin to fade. The question, “Does hate exist?” begins to creep in. He went on.

The “Saathiya” actor went on, “I know this is highly controversial, but when you consider how much they value our food, culture, movies, and overall way of being, how can there possibly be hate for us?”

“In general, people love us, but I’m sure there are a few people who might be like that,” he said in closing.

Notably, Oberoi moved to the United Arab Emirates from India with his wife and two children in search of a better life.

Vivek Oberoi’s most recent appearance on screen was in Rohit Shetty’s police drama “Indian Police Force” on Amazon Prime Video.

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