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Sitar maestro Ustad Raees Khan passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: The nation was deprived of another classical music legend on Saturday as one of the most outstanding sitar players Ustad Raees Khan passed away in Karachi after protracted illness. He was 77 at time of demise and left behind a wife – famed singer Bilqees Khanum – and four sons. Khan was born in Indian city of Indore on Nov 25, 1939 in a family of musicians. He belonged to Mewati Gharana of Indian classical music and started learning music from his elders at a very young age. His maternal grandfather…

It is no honor to work in Indian films: Mustafa Qureshi

KARACHI: Veteran Pakistani actor Mustafa Qureshi said the Pakistani artists who were forced to leave work in the middle of films should not regret it that now they would not get work in Bollywood, but they should be happy over it, good riddance. “It is no honor to work in Indian films. India has never accepted our artists with their heart. They have always used our actors for their own benefits,” he said. This should be noted that Pakistani artists have left incomplete the projects they were working on in India after…

I will not work with Pakistani actors again, says jaded Karan Johar

MUMBAI, INDIA: Top Bollywood director Karan Johar said on Tuesday he will not work with Pakistani actors again, days after a right-wing party threatened to block his upcoming film’s release in India. ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ is scheduled to open in Indian cinemas on October 28, two days before Diwali, the country’s festival of lights. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a regional party in Mumbai, has urged a boycott of Johar’s film for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan at a time when tensions between India and Pakistan…

Complaint filed against Om Puri for supporting Pakistani artists

MUMBAI: A complaint has been filed against veteran Indian actor Om Puri for making comments about Indian army during a show in which he was invited to talk about a ban on Pakistani artists amid rising tension in the region. In the TV show aired on Monday, Mr Puri said, "Did we force them to join the army? My father was also in the army... We are proud of them (soldiers)... I am asking you: Do you want India and Pakistan to become Israel and Palestine? Must Read: Om Puri lashes out at ‘war-mongering’ Indians on live TV…

Shiv Sena wants Salman to migrate to Pakistan for loving its artists

MUMBAI: Saying Salman Khan needs to be taught a lesson, Shiv Sena, a hardliner Indian political party, advised the Indian star actor on Saturday to migrate to Pakistan if he loves Pakistani artists. Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan faced a hated reaction after he came out in full support of Pakistan artists being threatened to leave India recently amid rising tensions between the two countries. Must Read: Salman Khan says Pakistani artists are not terrorists At an event in the Indian capital on Friday, the Sultan star…