Bollywood’s ‘Adhuri Kahani’ will be staged in Karachi

Updated 26 June 2015
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Bollywood’s ‘Adhuri Kahani’ will be staged in Karachi

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” may not have done well at the box office, but that hasn’t deterred actor/director Happy Ranajit from picking up its script to adapt for the stage.
The play, which is scheduled to open in Delhi on Aug. 1, will soon travel to Karachi, Dawn reported.
The story, adapted from Mahesh Bhatt and Suhrita Sengupta’s novel “All That Could Have Been,” follows the tragic love story of rich hotelier Aarav, played by Emraan Hashmi in the film, and florist Vasudha, played by Vidya Balan, whose romance is cut short by the return of the latter’s husband after a long mysterious disappearance.
Mahesh Bhatt’s protege Imran Zahid will essay Hashmi’s lead role in the play, while Pak-India rock band Raeth will be composing the play’s music, Bhatt said.
This isn’t the first time that Mahesh Bhatt’s script has been staged in Pakistan. Earlier in April, “Daddy” was put up as part of NAPA’s International Theatre Festival, and a Pak-India collaborative play “Milne Do” is also in production.


Queen to rock Oscars with live performance

Updated 19 February 2019
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Queen to rock Oscars with live performance

  • The band's late frontman Freddie Mercury is the subject of Oscar nominee “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • The two original members will perform with former American Idol contestant finalist Adam Lambert

LOS ANGELES: British rock band Queen will perform live at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, organizers said on Monday, following the blockbuster success of best picture nominee “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year’s Oscars!,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on its official Twitter feed.
The band, whose late frontman Freddie Mercury is the subject of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is now made up of original members Brian May and Roger Taylor with former “American Idol” star Adam Lambert taking on vocals.
“Queen and @adamlambert will ROCK YOU,” the band tweeted in response, giving the Feb. 24 date of the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” has five Academy Award nominations, including a best actor nod for Rami Malek, who takes on the role of Mercury in the film. Mercury died of AIDS in London in 1991 at the age of 45.
The movie has taken more than $854 million at the global box office to become the most successful musical biopic ever.
The academy did not say what songs Queen would perform or when they would appear on stage during the telecast, which is going ahead without a host for the first time in 30 years.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is not nominated for its songs or soundtrack, but other musical performances at Sunday’s ceremony will include Lady Gaga and actor-director Bradley Cooper singing their Oscar-nominated song “Shallow” from movie “A Star is Born,” while Bette Midler will sing best original song contender “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from the film “Mary Poppins Returns.”