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Pakistan in '04
By Shanaz Ramzi
ATIQA ODHO launched her own product line - 25 shades of lip colour - becoming the first Pakistani woman to do so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.