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Karachi Kings – PSL Season 2 Team Launch

The Karachi Kings are back with a renewed zeal and vigor. As one of the five cricketing franchises participating in the Pakistan Super League T20, the team is the most loved and supported team in the league.   The Karachi Kings franchise is proudly owned by Mr. Salman Iqbal who is also the Founder and President of ARY Digital Network. The team was officially launched for the first season of the PSL at a roaring mega event held at the National Stadium Karachi in Jan 2016, where the players and management were introduced to 30,000 plus jubilant fans who attended the venue.

Karachi Kings

For the second season of the PSL, the Karachi Kings are louder and stronger. The team launch conducted today at the National Stadium Karachi lived up to its promise with a mesmerizing spectacle of the city’s love and dedication towards their favorite team and game. The deafening roar of the fans will surely uplift the spirit of cricket in Pakistan. The team lineup was present at the event, with returning players as well as new inductees, including Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Imad Waseem, Sohail Khan,Shazaib Hassan, Saifullah Bungush, Babar Azam, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Abrar Ahmed, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam and Hasan Mohsin. Team Director Rashid Latif, CEO Karachi Kings Tariq Wasi, VP Operations Navaid Rasheed and Head of Marketing Shehzad Hassan Khan were also present at the event.

Jerjees Seja

Jerjees Seja – CEO ARY Digital

Speaking about the event, a jubilant Mr. Salman Iqbal – owner Karachi Kings said ‘As a team and as a people, we are resilient, determined and never step away from a challenge. The new lineup of the team features some of the most noteworthy athletes in the sport, from veterans to new blood, each player is unwavering in his commitment to excel on the field and make Karachi proud. With such immense successful event of team launch we have proved wrong to those few people who use to say that PSL will not be a success before it started. We are especially thankful to our sponsors Bahria Town (Titanium Sponsor),Bridge Power Batteries (Platinum Sponsor) , The Arkadians (Gold Sponsor), Sheild (Gold Sponsor), Oye Hoye (Silver Sponsor), Vital Tea (Tea Partner), Pepsi (Beverage Partner), Super Star Motorcycles (Bronze Sponsor) and Naya Nazimabad (Home Ground Partner) for making all of this possible’.

Salman Iqbal

Salman Iqbal and Mohammad Amir

The event was hosted by the two of the beloved faces of the ARY family, news talk show anchor Waseem Badami and actor/game show host Fahad Mustafa. In addition to the huge number of fans in attendance, also present at the event were the who’s who of the media industry, countless celebrities, partners and sponsors of the team. Among the performers of the event were Shehzad Roy who officially launched the new anthem for the Karachi Kings, along with Fuzon, Shazia Khushk, Asim Azhar and Komal Rizvi who enthralled the audience with their wonderful performances.

Komal Rizvi

Komal Rizvi

Also present at the occasion were Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Corps Commander Karachi Lt. General Shahid Baig Mirza, DG Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed, IG Sindh Police

Karachi Kings

Shehzad Roy

AD Khawaja, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, Additional IG Karachi Police Mushtaq Mahar, Farooq Sattar Leader MQM Pakistan, Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehlah Raza. All of the dignitaries appreciated the efforts of Karachi Kings for putting up such a great spectacular and also gave tribute to the great people of Karachi and their love for cricket and Pakistan, reaffirming their commitment to a peaceful Karachi and prosperous Pakistan.

Karachi Kings

From the Sponsors side Zain Malik (Director Bahria Town), Aqeel Karim Dhedi (Chairman Arkadians), Arif Habib (Chairman Naya Nazimabad), Asif Memon (CEO Bridge Power), Farhan Malik (COO Shield), Mian Shahzad Khalid (Director Marketing United Snacks), Adnan Shabeer (Vital Tea), Saad Khan (Marketing Manager Pepsi), Usman Saleem (Director Super Star Bikes).

Karachi Kings

Fahad Mustafa

Also present at the event were Haji Mohammad Iqbal (Chairman ARY Digital Network), Haji Abdul Rauf (Vice Chairman ARY Digital Network), Mahboob Abdul Rauf (Director ARY Digital Network) and Mohammad Jerjees Seja (CEO of ARY Digital Network).

Karachi Kings

Fuzon Band

All the Pakistani players of Karachi Kings were present including Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Imad Waseem, Shahzeb Hasan, Khurram Manzoor, Babar Azam, Saifullah Bangash, Abrar Ahmed, Sohail Khan, Abdul Hamid, Rahat Ali, Osama Mir.

Ali Safina

Ali Safina with Hira Tareen

The past year was filled with exciting activities for Karachi Kings, such as the Khiladi Ki Khoj – Talent Hunt, the Season 2 players draft, changes to both the team roster and the management, the Karachi Kings – Karachi Dorega Marathon, all leading up to what promises to be a nail biting round of cricket in the second installment of PSL. But the excitement does not end there, the ‘Karachi Kings – Family Festival’ will be held at Naya Nazimabad during the second season of the PSL, which will be a fun filled event for the entire family, with match screenings, kids activities, LIVE performances, countless food stalls and much much more.

During the month of Ramadan the Karachi Kings will be holding a cricket tournament featuring local players. Besides this a special tournament will be held to select the best of the 60 players from the trials for future inclusion for Karachi Kings B Team. With more and more events being planned, the year 2017 will surely be an exciting and enthralling time for the most favorite team of the PSL, the Karachi Kings.

The Media partners for the Karachi Kings include Score Line and Pakistan Observer for print, with Apna Karachi 107 and FM 91 as radio partner.

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Star-studded premieres for Dobara Phir Se held Nation-wide

ARY Films hosted exclusive movie premieres for Mehreen Jabbar’s most awaited film ‘Dobara Phir Se’ in Lahore & Karachi respectively.

Dobara Phir Se

‘Dobara Phir Se’, is an urban romantic movie, directed by Mehreen Jabbar, produced by Salman Iqbal, and co-produced by Jerjees Seja and Mehreen Jabbar. The film has mainly been shot in New York and Karachi, starring Adeel Hussain, Hareem Farooq, Sanam Saeed, Ali Kazmi, Tooba Siddiqui, Atiqa Odho, Shaz Khan & Musa Ahmed Khan.

Dobara Phir Se cast

“We are pleased to be a part of this project with Mehreen Jabbar for Dobara Phir Se. We hope to live up to the promise of providing quality entertainment to our viewers and we believe that this trend will continue with DPS as it is the third film to release soon under the banner of ARY Films.”shared Salman Iqbal, Founder and President of ARY Digital Network and producer of the movie.

The soundtrack for Dobara Phir Se comprises of seven singles composed by eminent artists including Haniya Aslam, Shiraz Uppal, Jimmy Khan, Arooj Aftab and Rekha Bhardwaj.

“Dobara Phir Se is a simple story of complicated lives and we have poured our heart, sweat and soul into making it. The movie has great songs and engaging story-line and we are looking forward to another bouquet of quality entertainment.” said Mehreen Jabbar, director and co-producer of Dobara Phir Se.

Dobara Phir Se

“Dobara Phir Se is all set to hit and rule the cinema screens on 25th November 2016 simultaneously all over the world. We continue to fulfill and justify the promise of ARY Films by providing wholesome, Made In Pakistan entertainment to cinema goers.” stated Jerjees Seja, CEO, ARY Digital Network.

Dobara Phir Se is an ARY production, directed by Mehreen Jabbar and will be releasing in Pakistan, Middle East, UK & North America in November 2016.

Dobara Phir Se all set for global release on 25th November 2016

ARY Films recently hosted a press conference in Karachi for their upcoming film ‘Dobara Phir Se’ set to release on Nov 25, 2015 worldwide.

‘Dobara Phir Se’, is an urban romance, directed by Mehreen Jabbar, produced by Salman Iqbal, and co-produced by Jerjees Seja and Mehreen Jabbar. The film has mainly been shot in New York and Karachi and stars Adeel Husain, Hareem Farooq, Sanam Saeed, Ali Kazmi, Tooba Siddiqui, Atiqa Odho, Shaz Khan & Musa Ahmed Khan.

Dobara Phir Se all set to release on 25th November 2016 World-wide

“Dobara Phir Se is the third film to release under the banner of ARY Films banner this year and we are proud to be providing quality entertainment to our viewers consistently. We hope to continue the same trend with DPS.” shared Salman Iqbal, Founder and President of ARY Digital Network and producer of the movie.

The soundtrack for Dobara Phir Se consists of 7 singles composed by renowned musicians including Haniya Aslam, Shiraz Uppal, Jimmy Khan, Arooj Aftab & Rekha Bhardwaj.

“We have poured our heart, sweat & soul in making Dobara Phir Se. I am honoured to have worked with a team of extremely talented individuals who have put their all in the movie and now we are ready to hand over our baby to the audience.” said Mehreen Jabbar, director and co-producer of Dobara Phir Se.

Dobara Phir Se all set to release on 25th November 2016 World-wide

The film has been supported by Lux, Closeup, OyeHoye, Qmobile & Mcdonalds.

“Upholding and celebrating talent and the film industry has always been important to OyeHoye. Being a part of the Dobara Phir Se team has been rather exciting! Team OyeHoye is sure that it’s going to do tremendously well in the days to come, having exceeded our own expectations.  Patriots at heart, Team OyeHoye has made it a mission to uphold and celebrate the local film industry and talent, and this collaboration with ARY was just the right place to begin. We wish the Dobara Phir Sey team the very best of luck!” shared Mian Shahzad – Director marketing – OyeHoye.

Dobara Phir Se all set to release on 25th November 2016 World-wide

Zeeshan Akhtar – CEO – Q Mobile said “Q Mobile is committed to support talent in multiple areas and encourages innovation. We believe that local talent plays a vital role in the development and image building of a nation, therefore we are excited and hopeful about the rise of new cinema in Pakistan and will continue to lend our support to such promising projects.”

Dobara Phir Se all set to release on 25th November 2016 World-wide

Director – Marketing & Development McDonalds; Jamil Mughal – “ARY Films has recently released blockbusters and DobaraPhir Se is their upcoming movie so it’s an honour to be a part of this venture. We are proud to be a part of this movie that will set a bench mark in the Pakistani film industry. McDonald’s always has and will continue to support local talent.”

Raheel Pasha – Marketing Director, Unilever’s shares, “Dobara Phir Se is a family entertainer and we are pleased to be a part of this venture. Mehreen Jabbar is known to create masterpieces and this one will hopefully be a blockbuster.”

Music Launch of Lahore Se Aagey

ARY Films and Showcase Films hosted an exclusive media event for their film Lahore Se Aagey, starring Saba Qamar & Yasir Hussain, in Karachi yesterday, officially kicking off the promotions of the film.

Saba Qamar

Saba Qamar

Lahore Se Aagey, a spinoff of the 2015 hit film Karachi Se Lahore, is directed by Wajahat Rauf and also includes Agha Farhatullah, Mubashir Malik, Rubina Ashraf and Behroze Sabzwari in pivotal roles. The film penned by Yasir Hussain has been shot all over Pakistan from scenic Swat & Kalar Kahar to the spells in cities.

Rubina Ashraf at the event

Rubina Ashraf at the event

Lahore Se Aagey music album includes five tracks, out of which four have been composed by Shiraz Uppal – while Tere Bina, sung by Aashir Wajahat, is composed by Syed Adeel. The main vocals of the album are by Aima Baig, who has sung, Kalabaz (with Jabar Abbas), Be Fiqriyan and Ehl-e-Dil. Zara Si Laga Lo vocals are by Shiraz Uppal himself.

Aima Baig

Aima Baig

“With Lahore Se Aagey, ARY films is bringing another first to Pakistani cinema – a spinoff film – and we are really excited to be a part of this venture which promises to be quality entertainment with great music and an engaging storyline.” said Mr. Salman Iqbal, Executive Producer of Lahore Se Aagey and the Founder and President of ARY Digital Network.

Wajahar Rauf with Jerjees Seja

Wajahar Rauf with Jerjees Seja

“The entire team has put their heart and soul in putting together the music album of Lahore Se Aagey and now just hope these songs are imprinted in the hearts of listeners, since music is a very important part of the film and how the story progresses.” Wajahat Rauf, the producer and director of Lahore Se Aagey, commented.

 

“Lahore Se Aagey, is a complete joy ride that offers the best of Pakistan – from melodious beats, to scenic locations and a script that’s completely our own – the movie is one of the best offerings under the Made in Pakistan umbrella that ARY Films launched less than 10 years ago.” stated Jerjees Seja, CEO ARY Digital Network and co-producer of the movie.

Yasir Hussain

Yasir Hussain

“As part of its brand ideology, Bank Alfalah is committed to supporting talent in various areas including film, fashion, sports and innovation. We believe that art and culture play a significant role in a country’s development and image. We are extremely pleased to see the rise of new cinema in Pakistan and have tried to play our part by supporting various projects over the last few years. The decision to support ‘Lahore se Agay’ was, therefore, a natural one. With the aim to discover the potential of Pakistan, the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent platform continues to serve as a practical expression of our corporate philosophy.” shared by Aly Mustansir – CMO, Bank Alfalah.

 

Lahore Se Aagey, a joint production of ARY Films and Showcase Films, is releasing on 11th November 2016 in Pakistan, UAE, UK & USA.

Launch Show of Salam Zindagi on ARY Zindagi

As there are so many morning shows running on different TV channels, ARY Zindagi recently starts its new morning show ‘Salam Zindagi’ hosted by Faysal Qureshi. This is second time he is hosting a morning show after ‘Muskurati Morning’. Yesterday there was a LIVE launch show of Salam Zindagi. The show starts with the dance performance on the title song of the show sung by Faakhir Mehmood.

Faakhir performing title song of the show

Faakhir performing title song of the show

Faysal Qureshi with Faakhir

Faysal Qureshi with Faakhir

There were few entertaining segments where Faysal Qureshi played different games with the celebrities. Chef Saadat was in the kitchen to do the live cooking. Rubina Ashraf, Kamran Jeelani, Soohai, Faakhir, Ayaz Samoo and many other celebrities were at the launch show.

Faysal Qureshi with Rubina Ashraf and Kamran Jeelani

Faysal Qureshi with Rubina Ashraf and Kamran Jeelani

After the show we met him at his office and asked what this show is all about and this is what he said…

More pictures from the set of the show can be found here.

Premiere of ‘Wrong No.’ takes place in Karachi, a movie by YNH Films & ARY Films

True to its promise of guaranteed laughter, the premiere of ‘Wrong No.’ in Karachi enticed and entertained audience with comedy and action. Yasir Nawaz’s silver screen directorial debut has proven to be the most hilarious film of the year. A YNH FILMS production and released by ARY Films is a true representation of the creative mockery the Pakistani industry is capable of.

Danish Taimoor and Sohai at the Karachi premiere

Danish Taimoor and Sohai at the Karachi premiere

The quirky and upbeat satire of ‘Wrong No.’ will keep its audience spell bound and glued to their seats. Yasir Nawaz, renowned for his acting and direction on television, on his debut as director & producer from YNH Films said “The entire team of ‘Wrong No.’ has worked with immense passion and dedication with the core intention of making the audience leave with a smile on their face after watching the film. I am positive that this Eid will be a lot more hilarious for everyone because of ‘Wrong No.’

Fahad Mirza, Sarwat Gillani & Jerjees Seja at the Karachi premiere

Fahad Mirza, Sarwat Gillani & Jerjees Seja at the Karachi premiere

Yasir Nawaz at the Karachi premiere

Yasir Nawaz at the Karachi premiere

The catchy music of the film composed by Wiqar Ali is a favorite amongst the young and old alike and easy to remember lyrics for ‘Wrong No.’ penned by Mohsin Ali. The movie encompasses a number of songs that have colorful cinematography and brilliant choreography by Zahid Hussain.

Salman Iqbal, Founder & President, ARY Digital Network said at the occasion “Pakistani projects such as ‘Wrong No.’ are a reason of immense pride and joy for ARY Films. ‘Wrong No.’ symbolizes a journey of excellence in Pakistani Cinema by being the first comedy movie of the year.”

Javed Sheikh and Danish Taimoor at the Lahore premiere

Javed Sheikh and Danish Taimoor at the Lahore premiere

Some of the most prominent names of the Pakistani film industry including Danish Taimur, Sohai Ali Abro, Javed Sheikh, Shafqat Cheema, Janita Asma, are casted in ‘Wrong No.’ and were present at the premiere alongside multiple other celebrity guests.

Janita Asma at the Lahore premiere

Janita Asma at the Lahore premiere

Jerjees Seja, Chief Executive Officer ARY digital Network, present at the premier said, “The excitement amongst the audience regarding ‘Wrong No.’ is contagious, and we received a lot of positive reviews after the launch of our trailers and the music for the movie.

Ayesha Sana, Sohai, QYT & Xille Huma at the Lahore premiere

Ayesha Sana, Sohai, QYT & Xille Huma at the Lahore premiere

The films advanced bookings are already underway and the movie will officially be releasing for the public on Eid-ul-Fitar.