Weekly News Round-Up (28th August – 3rd September)
This week in the news was full of excitement as Haider Ali bagged Pakistan’s first Gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 and Shehzad Roy strengthened our faith in kindness and humanity. Furthermore, the trailer for ‘Aik Hai Nigar’ has Pakistanis waiting impatiently for the release of the telefilm, Sonya Hussyn called out Lux Style Awards for their double standards, Kristen Stewart is winning our hearts with her British accent and Season 5 of Money Heist is finally here!
Congratulations Haider Ali! You’ve Made Pakistan Proud!
The Tokyo Paralympics began earlier this week in Japan despite delays due to the pandemic. Haider Ali and Anila Baig represented Pakistan in the discus throw event. Anila was seen in action on August 29th and Haider on September 3rd. We are glad to report that not only did Haider Ali perform well by achieving his personal best (a throw of 55.26m), but he also made history by winning Pakistan’s first gold medal in the discus throw event at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020! Though this isn’t his first win, having won both bronze (2016) and silver (2008) medals in the past, it is his first gold medal! We wish you success in the future, keep on making Pakistan proud!
The Teasers For Telefilm, ‘Aik Hai Nigar’ Are Out and They Look Promising!
The teasers for ‘Aik Hai Nigar’ are out and they evoke the intense dedication, commitment & courage of a woman who persevered in her personal life and career to serve the people of Pakistan. The telefilm will chronicle the life and career of Pakistan’s first female Lieutenant General Nigar Johar and stars Mahira Khan as the lead in a khaki sari, alongside Bilal Ashraf, Khushal Khan, Sohail Sameer, Sara and Iman Shahid. Written by Umera Ahmed and directed by Adnan Sarwar, the telefilm ‘Aik Hai Nigar’ is being made for ARY Digital under the banner of Soul Fry Films and Pakistanis can’t wait to watch it!
Shehzad Roy In The News For Setting The Record Straight & Honouring Canine For His Service To The Nation
Earlier this week, Shehzad Roy made an appearance in the news twice. The first appearance was when he shared a viral video of children creating music with cans and containers and asked for their whereabouts and was successfully able to locate that they were from Hunza. However, days later, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher re-shared the video on Twitter where he mistook them as children from India and applauded their talents. Roy was quick to correct him and tweeted that these talented kids were from Pakistan and he was in the process of sending them all the musical equipment they needed to hone their talent(s).
His second appearance in the news was when he took to Instagram to honour the memory of Hawk who was a canine in the Pakistan Custom’s K-9 drug detector squad for the past three years and had passed away recently after losing his eyesight whilst performing his duties in the noble fight against narcotics. Shehzad Roy went on to explain that this condition wasn’t uncommon amongst sniffer dogs and that their service and sacrifices for the country should be appreciated and celebrated. Thank you, Shehzad Roy, for shedding light on all that sniffer dogs do for our country, they play an integral role in keeping us safe and we thank them for their service!
Sonya Hussyn Calls Out Lux Style Awards For Double Standards
After the Lux Style Awards 2021 nominations were announced, Sonya Hussyn was disappointed that her drama, ‘Saraab‘, had failed to make the cut. She expressed via her Instagram stories that she had seen a trend that dramas were solely nominated based on their popularity and the high viewer ratings instead of the quality of their content. ‘Saraab’ aired on Hum TV and was centred around patients suffering from schizophrenia.
Money Heist Season 5 Is Finally Here!
Money Heist Season 5 has finally hit our screens! We can’t believe it’s been so long since we last met our favourite slew of characters and saw the high jinks they were up to! The last instalment of the popular franchise is going to be released in two volumes with five episodes each- volume one will launch on September 3 while volume two will air on December 3 later this year. With the uber-talented cast doing their last curtain call, we know we’re in for a ride!
Sidharth Shukla Passes Away From Cardiac Arrest
On Thursday, 2nd September, forty-year-old Bigg Boss 13 winner, Sidharth Shukla passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He had complained that he was feeling unwell while he accompanied his mother home at 8 pm last night. Though he had taken painkillers and thought nothing of it, he was found unconscious at 9:30 am and rushed to Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital where he was declared dead. Sidharth Shukla’s fans, the “Sidhearts” are devastated. He is survived by his mother and two sisters. Shehnaaz Gill who had reportedly been dating him for a while was said to be in absolute shock after the news broke and was left inconsolable. Bigg Boss 13 runner-up and friend, Asim Riaz was also seen upset as he arrived at Cooper Hospital. Sidharth’s last rites have not taken place yet as the post-mortem examination is still ongoing.
Kristen Stewart As Princess Diana?!
We’re going to see Kristen Stewart like never before! In her latest film ‘Spencer’, Kristen plays the role of Princess Diana spending her last Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham in 1991, before she decided to divorce Prince Charles. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and fans are already predicting an Oscar nomination! ‘Spencer’ will be available for public viewing in cinemas in November, remember to mark your calendars! Until then, watch the trailer and marvel with us at Stewarts’s attempt at a British accent, 10/10!
Manchester United Re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo From Juventus
According to Sky Sport Italia, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been re-signed by Manchester United who has offered to pay Juventus 28 million euros ($33 million) per season, on a two-year deal with the superstar attacker. Cristiano Ronaldo won his first five Champions League titles during his six years at Manchester United between 2003-2009 and scored 118 goals in 292 games, also winning three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups.