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‘I was told I would never make it in film,’ veteran Judi Dench says

ZURICH: Veteran actress Judi Dench, who has won an Oscar, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and various theatre awards during her 60-year career, says her biggest achievement was to star in a movie - because she was once told she had the “wrong” face for films. The 83-year-old, whose big screen roles have included Queen Elizabeth I and James Bond’s mentor M, said on the green carpet at the Zurich Film Festival on Wednesday evening she had been told early on in her career “you’ll never make a film”. Asked what her biggest…

Saima asks veteran producers to join hands with ‘young, educated filmmakers’

LAHORE: Eminent film star Saima Noor has urged the professional old producers to rejoin the film industry to share their expertise with new producers. "Now educated and professional people are making films which are going to be successful," she said in a media interview in Lahore. Saima Noor has said that Pakistan film industry has been progressing for the last many years. Read More: Actors hail new filmmakers’ role in revival of Pakistan film industry She said that local film industry was ruined by non-professional…

US Navy veteran sentenced to life for killing Indian software engineer

WASHINGTON: A US Navy veteran who reportedly told an Indian software engineer to “get out of my country” before shooting him dead and wounding two others in a bar in Kansas last year has been sentenced to life in prison, the local prosecutor said. Under the sentence, Adam Purinton, 52, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in March, will not be eligible for parole for 50 years, District Attorney Steve Howe said in a statement on Friday. Johnson County District Court Judge Charles Droege also sentenced Purinton to…

Veteran actor Farooq Zameer passes away

LAHORE: Veteran TV actor Farooq Zameer passed away on Thursday after a protracted illness, ARY News reported. The famous TV actor had been suffering from illness for six months. His funeral prayer will be held in Lahore. Farooq Zameer has performed pivotal roles in scores of dramas including 'Rani', '93 Shumali' and 'Gadarya'. He has also acted in a dozen of Pakistani films as well. Farooq was frequently seen on ARY. Farooq worked in Khandan-e-Shughlia, a hit drama serial aired on ARY Digital. His drama serial,…