Arts & Leisure | Theater and Movies - Brecorder.comStay updated with Business News, Pakistan news, Current world news and latest world news with Business Recorder..http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:10 +0000SRA Framework 2.0en-gbBack Streets Boys cancel concert in Israelhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/63-music/185185-back-streets-boys-cancel-concert-in-israel.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/63-music/185185-back-streets-boys-cancel-concert-in-israel.htmlimageKARACHI: Back Streets Boy have cancelled their up coming shows on July 29 to 31 2015 in Tel Aviv.

According to media reports the band said, “This is major disappointment for the band and fans as this was to be first visit to Isreal and we also look forward to meeting our fans”.

“We are already meeting with the producers for the new dates in spring 2015 and will notify to everyone as soon as possible,” they added.

The musical bandhave cancelled their concert because of rising tension in the region.

According to foreign media reports, “The show sold out nearly immediately and two additional Tel Aviv concerts were added to the international tour to accommodate the high demand. All three performances were reportedly sold out. The band plans to honor the tickets for the re- scheduled dates,and has also made refunds available to their fans.

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madiha786ahmed@hotmail.com (Madiha Shakeel)MusicTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:30:34 +0000
Ayeza Khan denies rumours about quitting her career after marriagehttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185173-ayeza-khan-denies-rumours-about-quitting-her-career-after-marriage.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185173-ayeza-khan-denies-rumours-about-quitting-her-career-after-marriage.htmlimageKARACHI: One of the most talented and beautiful Pakistani actress Ayeza Khan who is known for her brilliant performances in ‘Pyare Afzal’, ‘Bikhra Mera Naseeb’ and ‘Mere Meharban’ was rumoured to leave her acting career for her to-be-husband Danish Taimoor but she denies the alleged speculations.

Pakistani actor/model Danish Taimoor who is also a family friend of Ayeza Khan got engaged to the leading lady last year and now expected to get married some time later this year.

According to previous media reports, “Taimoor’s family want her to leave acting career after marriage. It is expected that Ayeza Khan will have to leave her imminent acting career. However, Ayeza has been receiving so many new projects including dramas, endorsements, modeling and films. Now, as the situation has completely changed, she is ready to bow to Taimoor’s demand and will no longer be signing any new contract”.

But, the latest sources revealed that she is just away from work for her wedding preparations.

According to sources she said, “Some people are spreading rumours about me but I am just taking a three months break and you will see me after 3 months on the screen with a new project”.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal)MoviesTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:08:01 +0000
Iron man star Robert Downey Jr crowned as highest paid actor of Hollywoodhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185139-iron-man-star-robert-downey-jr-crowned-as-highest-paid-actor-of-hollywood.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185139-iron-man-star-robert-downey-jr-crowned-as-highest-paid-actor-of-hollywood.htmlimageKARACHI: The ‘Iron Man’ star Robert Downey Jr has been named as highest paid actor of Hollywood for the second time in a row with 75 million dollars per year.

According to media reports, “If there’s one actor who has proved himself in-disposable, it’s Robert Downey Jr. The actor has made millions playing Iron Man and for the second year in a row, he tops Forbes’ list of the Top Earning Actors. We estimate that Downey earned $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, the same amount as he earned last year”.

“Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson grabbed the second place with an earning of 52 million dollars, which he accumulated from a number of acting roles as well as producing gigs. Bradley Cooper followed behind with an estimated 46 million dollars due to his much loved roles in The Hangover 3 and American Hustle, while Leonardo DiCaprio, earned the fourth place with 39 million dollars,” media reported.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal)MoviesTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:22:02 +0000
Hamza Ali Abbasi and Saba Qamar to tie a knot http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185132-hamza-ali-abbasi-and-saba-qamar-to-tie-a-knot.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185132-hamza-ali-abbasi-and-saba-qamar-to-tie-a-knot.htmlimageKARACHI: If rumours are to be believed, the ‘Waar’ actor Hamza Ali Abbasi has been trying to tie a knot with Pakistani actor/model Saba Qamar soon this year.

The couple has been spotted on several occasions together including recent Hum TV awards and also on the sets of Abbasi’s upcoming movie ‘Kambakht’.

According to local media reports, “The family of two stars are looking forward for a convenient date for engagement/marriage. They are said to be in serious relationship and is ready to take it to the next level”.

Though, both the actors are staying silent about their relationship but they might soon reveal the wedding plans.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal)MoviesTue, 22 Jul 2014 08:48:23 +0000
Lok Virsa to hold Islamic Calligraphic exhibition from July 25http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/44-arts/185126-lok-virsa-to-hold-islamic-calligraphic-exhibition-from-july-25.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/44-arts/185126-lok-virsa-to-hold-islamic-calligraphic-exhibition-from-july-25.htmlimageISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) is holding an Exhibition of Islamic Calligraphy from July, 25 at National Heritage Museum.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition will take place on Friday (July 25), in which diplomats, cultural personalities, art lovers and general public would participate, said a spokesman of Lok Virsa here on Tuesday.

The exhibition would feature calligraphic panels and paintings of six eminent calligraphy artists of national repute, he informed.

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parvezjabri@yahoo.com (Parvez Jabri)ArtsTue, 22 Jul 2014 08:20:58 +0000
Keira Knightly offered singing contract by Adam Levinehttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/63-music/185119-keira-knightly-offered-singing-contract-by-adam-levine.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/63-music/185119-keira-knightly-offered-singing-contract-by-adam-levine.htmlimageKARACHI: Actress Keira Knightly who has been playing a lead role in comedy drama ‘Begin again’ with Adam Levine has been offered a musical contract by him.

According to media reports, “Knightley, who plays a songwriter along with Levine in their new movie ‘Begin Again’, is said to have impressed the Maroon 5 frontman with her vocal abilities, which prompted him to offer her a recording deal”.

Knightly enjoyed singing in her upcoming movie and impressed many people around including the lead singer of ‘Maroon 5’ but she never planned to sing professionally nor has any interest in music.

Sources revealed that, “Adam has just started a label called 222 Records and has been trying to persuade Keira to sign a deal with him”.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal)MusicTue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:43 +0000
Scarlett Johansson to get married next month http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185104-scarlett-johansson-to-get-married-next-month.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185104-scarlett-johansson-to-get-married-next-month.htmlimageKARACHI: The ‘Captain America’ actress Scarlett Johansson who is dating French journalist Romain Dauriacis has finalised her wedding date for the next month.

According to foreign media reports, “The 29-year-old was recently overheard telling fellow guests at a dinner that she and Dauriac - with whom she is expecting her first child, will tie the knot in four weeks”.

The exact venue and dates are kept secret but it is expected that ‘Lucy’ star might get married in Paris, where they are spending most of their time due to her fiancé native town.

Scarlett reportedly said about her fiancé, “It is easier to be with someone who isn’t famous, but it’s more than that. We do different things. He’s Romain in the whole art-scene world. So it’s nice, because we can enjoy each other's worlds, but we don’t have our crazy conflicting schedules and all that other stuff to contend with”.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal)MoviesTue, 22 Jul 2014 07:13:59 +0000
Fawad khan criticized for working in bollywood movieshttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185103-fawad-khan-criticized-for-working-in-bollywood-movies.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/185103-fawad-khan-criticized-for-working-in-bollywood-movies.htmlimageKARACHI: Pakistani heartthrob actor Fawad Khan is facing criticism from his Pakistani fans over working in Indian film industry.

Fawad Khan who is about to make his bollywood debut opposite to beautiful Sonam Kapoor in ‘Khoobsurat’ has made a little section of his fans upset. Fans took social media sites to express their feelings regarding his bollywood debut.

In contrast, the talented Pakistani actor ignored such criticisms and said, “Art is something that travels across all borders. Art knows no culture and creed. As an actor, I would like to explore myself. I do feel bad, but I choose to ignore criticism. I think paying attention to it is unnecessary,” media reported.

Popular singer/actor also said in an interview reported by Indian media, “The people who you are talking about are very few. There will be people who will criticise, they are entitled to their opinion”.

The actor has already been loved by Indian audience with his drama series ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ now his movie trailer which was released yesterday also looks promising.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal)MoviesTue, 22 Jul 2014 06:51:41 +0000
Royal baby celebrates his first birthdayhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/44-arts/185088-royal-baby-celebrates-his-first-birthday.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/44-arts/185088-royal-baby-celebrates-his-first-birthday.htmlimageLONDON: Britain's Prince George is to celebrate his first birthday today with a party fit for a future king as his parents thanked well-wishers the world over for their support.

Prince William and his wife Catherine is about to throw a private bash at their Kensington Palace home in London to mark the occasion, with royalty and close friends in attendance.

To mark the prince's birthday they released two new photographs of the family, which show toddler George fascinated by butterflies at the Natural History Museum in the British capital.

In a short message accompanying the pictures, William and Kate thanked the public for their generosity towards the little prince over the last 12 months.

"We would like to take this opportunity on George's first birthday to thank everyone over the last year, wherever we have met them, both at home and overseas, for their warm and generous good wishes to George and our family," they said.

In one of the new pictures released for his birthday, George is looking at a blue morpho butterfly that has landed on the back of his father's right hand.

The youngster, sitting on a bench with his parents, appears about to pick up the insect.

In the other picture, William, Kate and their son are transfixed by something above their heads.

The photographer, John Stillwell, said George, who is third in line to the throne, was "very lively and very sure of himself and confident -- a very determined young boy".

The shots were taken a few weeks ago. George is pictured wearing a pair of dungaree shorts, over a polo neck t-shirt, shoes and socks.

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parvezjabri@yahoo.com (Parvez Jabri)ArtsTue, 22 Jul 2014 05:39:11 +0000
Pakistani celebrity chef Farah Jahanzaib diedhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/44-arts/185021-pakistani-celebrity-chef-farah-jahanzaib-died.htmlhttp://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/44-arts/185021-pakistani-celebrity-chef-farah-jahanzaib-died.htmlimageKARACHI: According to media reports, celebrity chef Farah Jahazaib suddenly died of breast cancer yesterday.

Jahanzaib started off her career as a cooking expert on local television Geo network later on became a household name in Pakistan. She was part of famous cooking culinary shows like ‘Food afternoon with Farah’ and ‘Ziaqadaar evening’.

Farah jahanzaib was suffering from last stage of cancer and was living in Lahore with her daughter, after she got divorced.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal)ArtsMon, 21 Jul 2014 11:43:31 +0000