Pakistan in ’04

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Pakistan in '04


By Shanaz Ramzi

January

ATIQA ODHO launched her own product line - 25 shades of lip colour - becoming the first Pakistani woman to do so.

February

Renowned Russian BOLSHOI THEATRE visited Pakistan for the first time and enthralled audiences in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

Former Indian film star SANJAY KHAN and his wife, former super model Zarine Khan visited Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, to show their support for the blind cricket teams from India and Pakistan playing matches in these three cities.

JAGJIT SINGH performed live at the Mohatta palace to raise funds for Mehdi Hassan.

March

DALER MEHDI performed live in Karachi for a fund-raising event for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust.

AMIN GULGEE created his first massive installation for decoration on one of Karachi's roundabouts.

May

SUSHMITA SEN, SAIF ALI KHAN and MALAIKA ARORA mesmerized Karachi audiences with their scintillating performances.

Film buffs were treated to contemporary cinema with the EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL screened in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad boasting 13 subtitled movies from the 13 member states of the EU.

LUX STYLE AWARDS went international and held its third awards ceremony in Dubai, a star-studded event that boasted besides a number of Pakistani showbiz bigwigs, a couple of Indian artistes as well.

June

The creative endeavours of PAKISTANI FILMMAKERS was presented before a large audience in San Francisco. The short films varied in duration from five minutes to 25 minutes.

July

INDUS MUSIC AWARDS were held to recognize talent in the field of all genres of music.

FUZON made waves in Delhi and Mumbai with their rip-roaring performances, and their tracks also made it to India's airwaves.

JUNOON saw bassist Brian O' Connell taking leave of the group.

August

SALMAN AHMED launched his music video Ghoom Taana, with the song being a collaboration between the Pakistani singer and Indian crooner Shubha Mudgal. The video stars Nandita Das and Naseeruddin Shah.

October

TV producer AFREEN BAIG was found murdered.

Malaysian PUSHPA NARAYAN visited Karachi for the launch of Zeba Bakhtiar's serial Masuri in which she plays the title role.

November

WORLD PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2004 was organized by the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop in Lahore, and was slated as their largest workshop in 19 years.

December

The FOURTH KARAFILM FESTIVAL, also the biggest to date, was held in Karachi showcasing films from around the world. Among those attending the festival were Mahesh and Pooja Bhatt, Om Puri and Irfan Khan from India.

AAMIR KHAN visited Lahore and Karachi to raise funds for Imran Khan's Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital.

HUM TV, a purely entertainment channel was launched.

The JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL was held as part of the Pakistan-Japan Friendship Fest 2004-2005 in Islamabad.



Posted 03 Jan 2005

golimaro2 says
despite all these good things it is very shameful that no paki film or film related people were presented in any of these film festivals they were not given an inch of place there despite the fact that they have proved themselves after making salakhien
Posted 03 Jan 2005

salakhain was there in kara film festival the movie was shown on the 2nd last day of the festival and the makers were there as well but yes its a shame that only one main stream lollywood movie was shown at the festival.
Posted 03 Jan 2005

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