Heer Maan Ja to send a message about honour killing: Imran Kazmi
Upcoming rom-com Heer Maan Ja, starring Hareem Farooq and Ali Rehman Khan, will be more than just a laugh riot.
Producer Imran Kazmi says like all the films made by his usual team, this one will come with "some subliinal messages".
"Like all our films, we will delicately touch on a social message. In Siyaah, we touched on black magic, in Janaan we talked about pedophilia, in Parchi we pushed for a female protagonist. In Heer Maan Ja, we will lightly discuss honour killing... and how in our society women are still suppressed in some households."
Heer Maan Ja will follow how the life of Heer, a young woman from a slightly conservative household, intersects with Kabir's, a passionate architect who only has skyscrappers on his mind. However, when the two characters meet, their lives take an unexpected turn. We'll have to watch the film to find out what that ...
Defamation case: Never saw Ali Zafar harass anyone in eight years, says latest witness
A witness presented by singer Ali Zafar's legal team during a hearing on Tuesday claimed he had worked with the alleged harasser for eight years but did not see him harass anyone ever.
The hearing was the latest in a defamation case filed by Zafar in response to singer-actress Meesha Shafi's allegation of sexual harassment against him. It was presided by Justice Amjad Ali Shah, the additional session judge in Lahore, in the Session Court.
Sarfaraz was one of the two witnesses alongside Taha presented in the court to record their statements. The former is a former manager of Zafar while the latter the current one.
Sarfaraz asserted that he did not ever see Zafar harass anyone during the entire eight-year period he had worked with him.
Meesha Shafi, he said, had made baseless allegations against Zafar and those accusations have caused tremendous loss to Zafar.
No such incident of ...
US appeals court to revisit Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' decision
A US appeals court decided on Monday to review its recent decision regarding whether Led Zeppelin stole the opening guitar riff for its 1971 anthem “Stairway to Heaven,” but the plaintiff’s lawyer still expects a retrial to go forward.
The rock band, lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page had been accused of copyright infringement for stealing the riff from “Taurus,” a song written in 1967 by the guitarist Randy Wolfe of the lesser-known band Spirit.
A jury in Los Angeles ruled in favor of Led Zeppelin in June 2016, but the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 last September that errors by the trial judge required a new trial.
Francis Malofiy, a lawyer for the trustee representing Wolfe’s estate, said the 11-judge appeals court panel that will reconsider the case under Monday’s order will focus on whether to broaden copyright protection for “Taurus.”
He said the ...