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Pakistani celebrities have been travelling to London recently in last few weeks to attend the IIPA Awards Ceremony and many of them have shared pictures of their trip outside of the ceremony, roaming and enjoying in the streets of London.
Urwa Hocane has also been posting her pictures as she explores London with family and friends. She has shared her photos around different locations in the company of her husband Farhan Saeed and her sister Mawra Hocane. Here are some of them;
Urwa Hocane has made waves with her recently released hits, Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Na Maloom Afraad 2. The diva has graced the cover of a magazine after a very intense cover shoot. She is looking gorgeous in her pictures for the magazine and is styled to perfection. Her inner competitiveness, spirit and beautiful external looks are in perfect harmony in these photos;
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
They say subtlety is everything in films which succeed. However, in a country where grand gestures and grandiose lifestyles mean the most, how does one achieve that? It’s simple; give the script to Nadeem Baig and get it penned by Khalilul Rehman Qamar and see the magic unravel like it did with Punjab Nahi Jaungi.
Like many of the film fraternity and critiques alike, we were a bit skeptic to see what the film would be about. If trailers were anything to go by, the film seemed like another run-of-the-mill drama-esque narrative that would end up looking like a glamourized TV show made for the silver screen. However, the reality was far from it and how.
Narrating the life of Fawad Khagga (Humayun Saeed) – a recent postgraduate in political science who returns to his native Faisalabad, and Amal (Mehwish Hayat) – a British educated economist who makes her journey back to Karachi, the film plays on the dynamics of differences. Whereas Fawad is all about his simple lifestyle and finding true love – or in his own words, his ‘Heer’, Amal is straightforward, fiery and a complete opposite.
However, making sure that the equation isn’t as simple as it sounds (and it really isn’t), we’re introduced to Durdana (Urwa Hocane) – Fawad’s cousin who loves him, but never has her love reciprocated, and Vasay (Azfar Rehman), who Amal wants to get married to.
In an assortment of conflicts, heartbreaks, and agreements, the story progresses with Fawad and Amal getting married, and things turning from bad to good to worse. In the full span of Punjab Nahi Jaungi, the film delves into misunderstandings to possible illicit liaisons, all the while keeping one entertained with songs, ‘Basheera in Trouble’ inspired lingua and beautiful production design.
However, the film is so much more than just another glitzy show of emotions. It quite strongly targets most of the societal issues directly in the roots and focuses on breaking stereotypes pegged to divorce, feudal systems, and marriage, through the impeccable script written by Khalilul Rehman Qamar. Nonetheless, don’t expect the film to quash each and every problem one finds in the society – but it surely does its part where needed.
Coming to the characters in the film, one cannot get over the charismatic chemistry between Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat, who have the couple dynamics in the back of their pockets. However, neither of the two are as surprising as Urwa Hocane, whose Durdana will have you hating and loving her throughout the film. One really wishes we get to see more of her in the type of role she plays in the Punjab Nahi Jaungi.
With all of its plusses, the film does suffer a bit due to the unneeded bouts of action sequences and preachy points towards the end, which one could have well gotten rid of without anyone batting an eye. That being said, it still is miles ahead of any other narrative that has released in the past in terms of screenplay.
All in all, the film soars high not just because of the stellar job done by the whole cast, but also, the script, the production design and most importantly, the debate it opens up about giving second chances or letting someone go.
In theory, we all would love to never forgive those who hurt us, but how many of us actually do that? That’s the question Punjab Nahi Jaungi ends on, and that’s the question it’ll most probably make you ponder on for a long time.
After much hype, Farhan Saeed’s song, Rab Rakha, for Punjab Nahi Jaungi is finally released and unfortunately for Urwa-Farhan fans, it doesn’t feature the power couple together.
The song itself is mellow, has a sweet melody and the commercial likability that Farhan’s voice is associated with.
Farhan’s monochrome zigzag tie that looks pretty funky, as well as how beautiful Urwa looks even when she’s just had her heart broken! The actress tends to always keep her makeup minimal and opts for the natural look, but those rosy cheeks and ruby red lipstick suit her really well.
There has been a lot of study on the emergence of new age women who are strong, fearless and speak their minds. Numerous studies show that it is a collaboration of nature plus nurture, and this can be proved by another story of a very strong mother daughters trio.
Urwa Hocane and Mawra Hocane are two sisters who have seriously taken the world of Pakistani showbiz by storm. Despite not being extraordinarily talented and making some very widely criticised life style choices, you have to give one thing to them: they are passionate, ambitious and hard working. There is no denying the fact that they are go getters, which itself is a very admirable personality trait to have, especially in women. They had come in an interview with their mother many years back, while they were still debutantes, when the threesome talked about how their mother’s personality shaped their personal and professional choices.
Recently their mother Razia Makhdoom, who is settled in Sydney, Australia and is very active in community services there was awarded with an honour from the Australian Learning Council, after she had organised a memorable Independence Day for Pakistanis in Sydney.
Mawra has also shared an inspiring post about her mother, who has not ceased to learn and improve her education till now.
No wonder Mawra is so intent on finishing her law degree despite her heavy scheduling as an actress. She has been known to study while she travels for work.
Urwa is also an example of hard work on her own. Along with being newly married, she is starring in four films this year. These girls never stop and they are right to always point at their mother when asked about their motivating force.
Here’s to strong women of today. May we be them, may we know them and may we raise them.
Just a day away, Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day has already garnered a lot of limelight just like every year. Why wouldn’t it be plastered everywhere, when this country was the result of ultimate countless sacrifices? And right today, Urwa Hocane was spotted on the airport and her style was definitely Azaadi fashion goals for everyone.
Clad in White shirt and straight pants, Urwa donned a flag upper that was as trendy as it could get. The definite flag appearance on all white was what we all would want to wear on 14th August.
Let us know what you thought of Urwa’s look in the comments section.