TV Veteran Alok Nath Accused Of Rape By Director

In another shocking headline today, the TV and film veteran Alok Nath is accused of rape and ruining her by film director Vinta Nanda. The writer of popular mid-90s drama serial Tara.

In her Facebook post where she didn’t explicitly name Alok, but hinted on the name saying ”most #Sanskaari (Cultured) person in the film and television industry.” She later confirmed to IANS that she referred to Alok Nath. Here is what Vinta had to say:

Vinta said that when all this happened, the general culture in the industry was to stay silent and normalize the behaviour. She adds that she would have spoken at that time as well if she had a platform like Facebook and assurance that people will hear her story and trust her.

Alok has however brushed off the accusations strategically and said that he will neither accept nor reject. He said maybe the rape did happen, but someone else did it. Alok also said that Vinta in a way is what she is just because of him. He added that it is pointless to say his side of the story because the world will only believe what a woman has to say.

 “at one time she used to be such a good friend… today she said such a big thing. In a way, it was me who made her what she is. It is useless to react on the allegations as in today’s world whatever a woman says, only that will be considered. In such a situation, it would be wrong to say anything.” – said Alok.

Sushant Singh from Cintaa Cinema extended his full support to Vinta and said he will be sending a show-cause notice. He added to follow his suspension, they, unfortunately, have a due process.

The social media community have also expressed their shock and concern on the issue. Here is what the Twitterati has to say:

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6 Times Sajal Ali Showed She Is The Queen Of White Dresses 💎

Big eyes, long hair and a kind smile – Sajal Ali is one of the most loved personalities in the Pakistani media industry. Though needing no introduction, the actress has been a part of high rating drama serials starring alongside sensational Feroze Khan and Ahad Raza Mir. She also gained spotlight after her drama serial O Rangreza, in which she acted along Noman Ijaz, Sana Fakhar, Bilal Abbas Khan and Sonia Mishal. Not just her quality acting became a talk of the town here, but she also sang the famous OST for the said drama serial along with Sahir Ali Bagga – bagging the best OST award.

Considering her work in Pakistani industry, she was most followed and loved in Yakeen Ka Safar, where along with the storyline, the fans SHIPPED Sajal and Ahad as the favourite on-screen couple.

She is also among the very few Pakistani actors who made a successful Bollywood debut. Her very first and incredibly successful project was ‘MOM’ – where she plays the role of a gang rape victim whose stepmom, played by Sri Devi, seeks her daughter’s revenge.

However, in all this, there is another thing Sajal is known for apart from her brilliant on-screen performances – that is her style! Though the actress is known for gracefully carrying bridal wear at ramps and stealing the spotlight, I personally feel like Sajal is MADE to add value to white colour!

Also See: 5 Times Mahira Khan Showed NO ONE Can Wear Saree Better Than Her! 👗

Not that she looks any lesser in others, but white is quite a tricky colour to carry and doesn’t look to flattering on everyone – minus Sajal! Every time she has worn the colour, she has truly flaunted it. Want to see some of her incredible looks in white to be inspired from in the upcoming season? HERE, have a look:

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See 👀 What Happened When Ajay Devgan *Mistakenly* Shared Kajol’s WhatsApp Number On Twitter

Ajay Devgan and Kajol are definitely the die-hard favourites of every Bollywood fan. Be it Pakistan, India or culturally identical communities, both have ruled our hearts for years – individually with their acting skills and together as a beautifully bonded couple.

Though Kajol has left the big screen and is seldom seen there, still her surprise experiences at the events and completely effortlessly stealing the show has kept her alive in the hearts of her lovers.

Kajol is all set to make a starlet appearance in the upcoming Helicopter Eela – in which she will play the role of a single mother and aspiring singer. But before that, she faced an amazing prank by her husband Ajay Devgan, who allegedly leaked her phone number on Twitter.

Sounds too good to be true, well, it did happen and the Twitter community had a field day!

On Septemeber 24th, Ajay wrote a tweet announcing that Kajol is not in the country but is reachable on WhatsApp.

”Kajol not in the country.. co-ordinate with her on WhatsApp 9820123300” – wrote Ajay on the microblogging site.

Needless to say, the excited fanbase started to respond hilariously to the tweet. Some even messaged on the shared number, some laughed it off and others were shocked *quite pleasantly* on the perplexing tweet. Here is what happened when the social media community texted on the giving number with a hope of connecting to their evergreen love, the sensational Kajol.

 

After thousands of hilarious responses on the tweet, Kajol responded – in a seemingly angry way!

After the entire internet froze after the amazing reaction and excitement that the Twitter community couldn’t contain, Kajol responded in an angry *hilarious* way! She said that such pranks at no place in the homes (sounds like a warning hmm!)

Quite hilarious though! What are your thoughts on this? Share with us in the comments bar below.

 

 

From Last Week ⏪ | Actress Ushna Shah Mocks Bushra Bibi For Her First Interview

Alif, Allah aur Insaan starrer Ushna Shah mocked Bushra Bibi after her first ever interview as the First Lady last week – sending ripples across the internet.

Bushra gave her first interview to Nadeem Malik last week after Imran Khan took over as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Khan is considerably popular among youth and hence Bushra Bibi is also admired greatly among the general public – especially the PTI fanbase while to others she seems quite a controversial figure.

 

Same divided opinions were witnessed after her interview. Needless to say, the entire country was very impatiently waiting for it since it was the first appearance of our First Lady on media. After listening to her, some were overwhelmed by her simplicity, religious and spiritual approach in matters while others were heavily unimpressed by her as they thought she hardly touched the issues Pakistan is currently facing and lacks the intellectual depth that they expect from her as she is representative of all the women in the country.

Actress Ushna Shah fell in the second category! In a rather controversial tweet, Ushna clapped at Bushra’s interview and mocked Imran Khan’s reliance on spirituality. She said that when education from Oxford University didn’t help Khan, neither did his world cup captaincy and win or dharnas didn’t work, Khan achieved everything from Baba Farid.

People took offence of her statement and immediately condemned her. They said her opinion is a direct disrespect not only to Baba Farid but also all the followers of Sufism. Responding to that, however, Ushna clarified that she believes in Sufism and spirituality, considering it the most beautiful part of religion but is against doing to shrines. Here is how people reacted to Ushna’s statement:

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Before And After | When These Celebrities Developed An Obsession With Cosmetic Surgeries 💉

Setting unrealistic beauty standards and deceived by the phenomenon of ever-lasting youth, cosmetic surgeries have been the last refuge particularly for the people of showbiz. Many have gone under the needle to attain that perfect figure and facial features to stand out in the industry.
In the past, the pressure to fit in the modern beauty standards was only felt by the people in the industry and competitiveness existed within. However, thanks to the social media that has interconnected the entire world and has contributed further in mainstreaming these beauty parameters hence initing a wave of insecurity across the world among teen particularly as well.

Apparently, there doesn’t seem a better option and a quicker option to mask your insecurities and fit in the Caucasian standards of beauty than having a quick plastic surgery. The trend shackled the mainstream public, especially the teenage bracket, in 2013 after lip-fillers made took over the internet. Many celebrities, including Pakistanis, opted out for the trend and got on the bandwagon.

However, one aspect of plastic surgeries that is actually overlooked is – well, they can go horribly wrong as well!

Here are 5 times the results were devastating for the celebrities:

HANG MIOKU:

Fascinated by the glamour of perfection, Hang had her very first surgery when she was 28 years old. Developing an addiction with it, she underwent a number of surgeries that left her face disfigured. Doctors stopped her from going under the needle and labelled her obsession as a psychological disorder, but she didn’t stop. Here is a before and after for her surgery transformations:

Before:

After:

 

DONATELLA VERSACE:

Queen of luxury fashion, owner of designer brand Versace also went over the board with her obsession with plastic surgeries after she took over the business following Gianni’s untimely demise. Her craze for going under the needle left her face distorted as well.

Before:

After:

JACKIE STALLONE:

Mother of the legendary actor and producer Silver Stallone also had her entire facial features altered. Jackie rose to fame after she claimed she can talk to dogs about the future. After getting the attention, she wanted to fit into the industry, satisfying the beauty standards. As a result, she developed an obsession with going under the needle.

Before:

After:

Jocelyn Wildenstein:

Jocelyn was married to an extremely wealthy art dealer. Her husband cheated on her with a 21 years old model and as a result of the experience, Jocelyn developed an obsession with cosmetic surgeries and wanted to cover her insecurities with herself.

MICHAELA ROMANINI:

Michaela is an Italian socialite and is known for being a lip collagen infuser. In her obsession with bigger lips, she underwent countless surgeries – that completely stripped her off her natural, fresh face.

Before:

After:

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Video 📹 |Pregnant Model Mehreen Syed Thanks Fans For Their Love After She Fell On The Ramp

Mehreen Syed is an inspiration for every new face in the modelling industry. With her expertise in the field, professionalism and being the face of modelling in Pakistan for the longest the country can remember – Mehreen has managed to stay on top of the profession due to her unmatched style and charismatic personality.

If you have seen her recent walk on FPW (Fashion Pakistan Week), you wouldn’t really wonder how and why exactly she is having such a status in the modelling industry. Mehreen is expecting a child and still pulled off an extremely elegant and catchy walk on the ramp. Not only did she appeared on the ramp at the most physically and emotionally challenging stage a woman can possibly be at, but she also was an absolute spot-light stealer there with her classic style, unique dress and grace.

 

But this time – things looked a little challenging for the veteran. Skipping balance, Mehreen tripped and fell in the stage. Experiencing fall during pregnancy concerned her fans and colleagues, but she regained balance, stood up and completed the walk with poise and overflowing confidence.

Everyone seemed to love the magic moment and how she composed herself at such a tough moment but later everyone seemed concerned about her health and condition.

 

Mehreen just recently took to Twitter addressing the concerns. She thanked her fans and colleagues for their overwhelming love and care that they showed towards her. She confirmed her pregnancy, announced that both she and her child are safe. And said that she is thankful to everyone for their prayers. Here is what she had to say:

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Instagram VS Reality 📷| Here Are The Real Images Of Your Favorite Celebrities

We all have been at a point in which we have hopelessly stared at the woman in the magazine, desperately gasping to have a body like her. We have spent a few minutes staring at ourselves in the mirror now and then – looking down at ourselves, thinking why can’t have the perfect jawline like that girl on the TV? Why isn’t her skin saggy? Where is the cellulite? Where is the texture, the imperfections?

Well – it is all there in front of your eyes, masked with the filters. As someone quite wisely said

‘Don’t wish to look like that girl in the magazine. Because that girl in the magazine doesn’t even look like the girl in the magazine’.

Indeed – what meets our eye is the reconstructions, a final product, after it has gone through countless levels of refinement and scrutiny.

Identifying how it is affecting the confidence of the women idealizing them and the increased trend of cosmetic surgeries for attaining that picture-perfect body, many models and influencers started preaching body-positivity.

The campaign was significantly lead by 27 years old Karina Irby from South Wales, who uploaded her photos captioned ‘Instagram vs Reality’ – a comparison of original pictures and the edited glorification. She shared how her picture was tweaked and edited before making to the final screen, raising concerning questions of dynamics of beauty in the industry when it comes to women’ physique. She also suggested the audience to embrace their authentic body and not fall in shackles of insecurities, using the fake Instagram photos as an institution to look up to.

 

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LETS PLAY A GAME? 👹 It’s called 🥁 REALITY VS INSTAGRAM Every morning I wake up and scroll though my personal Instagram feed and spy “Insta Girls” posting unrealistic images of themselves. The girls I follow that portray these images have big followings, often with hundreds of thousands of young girls looking up to them as a role models. As I scroll though the comments I find young girls tagging their friends “GOALS” and “OMG WHY DONT I LOOK LIKE THIS😭😭” The truth is these girls don’t looks like this. They look like you, like everyone. I have gone ahead and copied the classic “Insta Girl Edit” in my second image and listed below is what I have done to it💅🏽 Full body skin smooth Enlarged my booty Sucked in my tummy Sucked in my back Thinned out my arms Thinned out my quads Made my neck a tad skinnier Got ride of my scars and cellulite Made my breast rounder Lifted my booty After all these little tweaks, can you notice how my horizon is warped? So many girls are so into how their Insta image is going to be portrayed that they don’t even notice they have warped the background!? 🤦🏼‍♀️ Ladies, I’m not here to play mean girl towards others. I simply want to #inspire you to love yourself and stop comparing yourselves to unrealistic images online. Look out for the signs of the “Insta Girl Edit” and don’t take social media too seriously. Let’s get real❤️

A post shared by KARINA🦄IRBY (@karinairby) on Sep 4, 2017 at 4:22am PDT

 

After that, countless times social media platforms have risen this question in their spheres and we have seen before & after photos of celebrities floating around.

Though there is nothing more perfect than authenticity, want to see how your favourite celebrities’ pictures are touched before they reach you?

Here, have a look:

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EVERYTHING Is Wrong With India’s Reaction To Tanushree’s Sexual Harassment Claims Against Nana Patekar

#MeToo campaign is gaining momentum and many brave women have stepped up to share their plights. While that remains an act of unmatched valour, the society’s treatment of these women, however, is disgraceful.

We have already seen how Pakistanis reacted to Meesha Shafia and Sharmeen Obaid but the recent incident of Tanushree Dutta has further raised questions on how ready we are to listen to the victims.

Former actress Tanushree Dutta accused the infamous Nana Patekar of sending political party goons to intimidate her after she left a special song sequence due to actor’s offending, indecent and inappropriate conduct back in 2008. Following her allegations, a video of the attack also surfaced the internet – blessing strength to her claims.

“I was threatened and my car was attacked… The harassment continued for years. I was attacked by a political party at the behest of Nana Patekar.” – said Tanushree.

She further said that Me Too campaign in India can’t move further unless what happened to her in 2008 is recognized. But people have thrown all sorts of hurdles her way when she needed the most support. Here are some of the perspectives gathered up.

Tanushree revealed that she was sexually harassed by Nana Patekar on the sets of Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss in 2008. As a protest against Nana’s inappropriate behaviour, she chose to walk out. Though many people have ridiculed her and blamed her for making this attempt for attention seeking, Tanushree said that in all these years, the actress in her has already died.

Several actresses including Twinkle Khanna, Farhan Akhtar, Renuka Shahane, Richa Chadha and Priyanka Chopra have spoken in support of Tanushree while many including Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachan have opted for a more diplomatic and unbiased role.

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Model Sadaf Kanwal’s Comments On Sexual Harassment Victims Land Her In Controversy

Sexual Harassment remains a stigma-plagued issue in Pakistan, hence for the victims to open up remains a challenge. We have already witnessed the backlash Meesha Shafi faced in the regard when she accused the fellow artist Ali Zafar. Unfortunately and shamefully, the benefit of the doubt lied with the accused male artist, subjecting Meesha to ridicule and mocking. We have seen the same pattern of attitude in Ayesha Gulalai’s and Sharmeen Obaid’s case as well. Hence it remains a persistent societal attitude, which depressingly we can’t seem to get rid of soon.

In such unsupportive social dynamics, for a harassment victim to speak and raise voice remains a task beyond difficult. But when a woman speaks out, another few are encouraged – as we witnessed in Meesha’s case when 4 more women followed her up.

Hence, opening up for a victim needs a lot of gathering up the courage. Completely turning a blind eye to the sensitivity of the issue, Pakistan’s hot modelling sensation Sadaf Kanwal spoke some rather controversial words, landing her in aggressive scrutiny.

The 25-year-old modelling and acting sensation, during her interview on ‘Tonite with HSY’, said that when it happens, it should be spoken about at the moment, not later.

“You know, when you have a MeToo incident, say it then. Why are you remembering it later? I think when it happens you should say it.” – She said.

She went on saying that if it ever happens to her, she will say it at the moment. And she won’t do it on social media, but tell everyone.

Model Amna Ilyas, the other guest on the show, however, disagreed with her and said that it is not as easy as it looks like.

“When you think it’s the right time you will speak up. Many people don’t have the strength to speak up at that moment. You need a lot of strength to say something like that.” – commented Amna.

Her comments also caused a social media uproar. The internet community asked to #cancel her. Here are some of the comments:

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Mrunal Thakur From ‘Love Sonia’ Shares Heartbreaking Stories Of Sex Workers

Use of screen and raising awareness on issues using the power of film and dramas has become the most potent form of executing the message. Though we have seen many in the recent years, a recent one is making the buzz.

‘Love Sonia’ by Tabrez Noorani touches the sensitive topic of human trafficking – something that exists very acutely but due to the taboos attached to it in conservative societies, it is under-talked. On average, over 240 girls in India go missing every single day, while majority of them get trapped in this business.

Tabrez has been actively involved in social work and has worked with NGOs focused on the cause. He was introduced to Human Trafficking in Los Angeles in 2003, when few girls including one Indian, were found in a container from China. The incident touched him and he dedicated all his work towards raising awareness on the issue. He has also been a part of several brothel raids.

Indian-American project ‘Love Sonia’ tells a heart-wrenching tale of two sisters, one is sold to traffickers by debt-ridden father while the other follows her in hope to rescue her but gets trapped in the business herself as well.

Lead role of ‘Sonia’ is played by Indian TV Star Mrunal Thakur, who executed it quite brilliantly.

Sharing her experience while shooting for the movie at NDTV, Mrunal shared the real life stories the sex workers shared with her while she was visiting them during the project. Hardly holding her tears back, Mrunal shares the devastating stories she came to know while talking to the actual victims of the brutal cycle.
Serving 30 to 40 clients every single day for less than a dollar, the lead actress shares heartbreaking incidents she discovered in their own words. Here is what she had to say:

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105 Years Old Woman Reveals Secret To Long Life: Hard Work And Avoiding Men

Blowing candles for 105th birthday as one of the oldest women alive, Brenda Osborne said she is disappointed that the Queen didn’t come to her birthday.

Making the headlines for her elite humor and quality health even at such age, Brenda is a retired war-time nurse who only took one day off due to sickness in her 33 years long career.

Brenda hails from Mansfield, Nottingham and spent 93 years of her life in her childhood home, before moving to a nursing home last year.

She started her professional career as a nurse in 1940 in Victoria Hospital, where she treated wounds of Dunkirk veterans. She was elevated to the position of assistant nurse in 1946 and then a senior nurse in the year 1953.

She now resides in Brookholme Croft Nursing Home in Hasland. The nursing home did an amazing job at throwing her a party, where she toasted her 105 with her loved ones.

On being asked how she maintained such good health and composure, Brenda revealed her secret saying the secret to her long-life is avoiding men. She says that ‘they aren’t worth the hassle’

“I would put my good health down to hard work and avoiding men” – Brenda said.

She further added that one should interact with nature and get some fresh air to keep the health on track. Brenda quite rigidly added that she wouldn’t have been where she is today if she had a husband.

She received a card from Queen wishing her on her glorious 105th birthday, but she was still unhappy saying that she could’ve at least paid her a visit – quite impressed to see the expectations!

“I received my letter from her but I thought an appearance was the least she could do.” – She says.

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Beaten And Called ‘Prostitute’ By Her Own Mother – Hina Altaf Shares Disturbing Details About Her Past

Hina Altaf is one of the most fresh, glimmering and energetic assets that the Pakistani media industry has. With her dominating confidence, she definitely stands out in the room.

However, past hasn’t been very kind to the Udaari superstar as she shares it. Few months back, Hina uploaded a picture on her Instagram on the occasion of Mother’s Day that left everyone quite confused.

She said that while everyone shares precious moments with their mothers on the day, she will be sharing with her tattoo – that said ‘Alam’

 

However, in a recent episode of ‘Remind with Samina’, Hina opened up about her harrowing past with the veteran actress Samina Peerzada.

She said that she longed for love and support from her family, who completely withdrew their comfort after she joined acting. Hina said that her mother struggled with mental health, so she would brutally beat her, leaving her bruised.

It was evident from the actress’s discomfort how hard it was for her to share all this, let alone facing it. Home is the most reliable institution for a person, however when your blood relations start to label you as ‘prostitute’ for pursuing your passion, a person is certain to break down. Hina’s story is no different but what the most upsetting part about it is that her own mother was her abuser.

She said there were days when she would reach the shoot bruised, covering them and lying to people how she got them. Struggling immense depression, Hina decided to move out. On her journey to discovering herself, she met Doctor Alam – her messiah.

Hina said that when her own blood relationships turned their faces away from her, Doctor Alam was the only home she knew. Slowly treating her depression and improving her mental illness, Hina owes where she stands today to none other than her doctor. Here is what Hina shared about her past:

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5 Times Mahira Khan Showed NO ONE Can Wear Saree Better Than Her! 👗

Whether you are a die-hard Mahira Khan or not, it is an unarguable fact that her style definitely stands out in the industry. Her grace accompanied by her perfectly balanced fashion choices and signature no-makeup look with her freckles showing through makes her unique, a one-off.

She is truly a fashion icon for all the newbies in the industry. However, though she perfectly slays everything, Mahira Khan and saree is an endless affair!

From her sarees to how she styles them is a major inspiration for fashion lovers. With that being said, if you are looking to add some stunning eastern wear in your wardrobe but are struggling to choose the combination and style, I bring you 5 times Mahira Khan dropped all jaws in the room.

Being an absolute eye-candy at Cannes 2018, Mahira Khan was a spot-light stealer in her soft pink saree. Paired with a dark backless blouse, the saree had beautiful silver detailing – presenting a perfect concoction simultaneously ideal for day and night wear. She chose to go with a braid (not a hair-styling choice we often see with saree) but can someone actually do it better than her? Um, no.


One can’t simply go wrong with the florals🌼!! Mahira chose fresh and floral, balanced by black, becoming an epitome of contrast inventiveness. Wearing her hair down in her signature look, no-makeup-makeup face with loads of mascara on her natural lashes paired with a fresh and fruity lip colour, the look is purely flawless. She chose electric blue heels to go with it – quite an ideal choice.


Mahira’s look here is a thorough contrivance of minimalist and fancy! Choosing the most romantic combination here, her blouse is plain simple – enhancing the saree as a whole. Without intervention from a third colour, both white and red are going together coherently. Styling with curly hair set on one side, prominent traditional jewellery, an eyeliner and red lip – she looks utterly ravishing!

Dreamy, easy to carry, ‘all print’ – you must have come across this one if you are a pinterest user. Smooth silk predominately white and black saree paired with a yellow blouse complimenting it well, this is an ideal choice for you are if you are not a fan of carrying heavy clothing. Going with these colours is always a safe choice since they flatter every skin tone.

We end the list with another white and red, but a completely new look! I mean Mahira is known for her versatility, isn’t she?
Blouse in dark shade worn with a shadow-work embroidery all-white saree, this has to be the most unique on the list. Styled with hair tied up, big statement trendy ear studs and natural makeup look, the saree stands out and is sure to make the heads turn towards you in the room!

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