1. Khalid Zahid: Transforming Saudi Art
  2. Now Walk the Talk, Imran
  3. Violence against Minorities
  4. Unsheltered
  5. Lumbering Giant with a Midget’s Mentality
  6. How to Encourage Terrorism
  7. Faisalabad in 2028
  8. Mental Illness & the Progress of a Nation
  9. Child Sexual Abuse
  10. Living amongst the clouds : Aalia Bux
  11. Mental health – What soldiers can teach us
  12. Many Cookies still to Crumble
  13. Steering Through Turbulence
  14. ExxonMobil – Close to hitting huge oil reserves in Pakistan, bigger than Kuwait’s
  15. NAYA PAKISTAN?
  16. Making ADR work for Women
  17. Women’s Rights under Family Law
  18. Shutting the Door on Refugees
  19. Water Challenges and Opportunities
  20. In Conversation with Dr. Ghulam Rasul on Hydrology
  21. In Conversation with Shafqat kakakhel: Internal Water Management Practices
  22. Come on Skipper !
  23. GUMM
  24. Annus Horibilis
  25. The Inhumanity of Pakistan’s Coal Industry
  26. Iran Nuclear Deal The U.S Withdrawal
  27. Method in the Madness
  28. Legal System Reforms
  29. Power Over Impulse
  30. Refugees and Migrants are People too
  31. PTCL – A Nonstop Journey Towards Excellence
  32. Gulgee – The Last of The Greats
  33. Patrik Hoffmann – Sonraj
  34. Pakistan’s Primordial Hindu Heritage
  35. Pakistan’s Migrant Tragedy
  36. PTCL – Fastest Growing Brand in Pakistan
  37. Keep Pakistan’s Wagon Hitched To The China Star
  38. Anique’s Chocolate Cake
  39. Selfless & Fearless – Lahore Qalandars
  40. NEWS PICKS
  41. Intellectual Property and Tourism
  42. Fitness with the Mughal
  43. REBEL WITH A CAUSE
  44. The Big Fat Lie – Cholesterol (Part-1)
  45. Mummy’s Recipes Roast Chicken & Veg
  46. ENGAGING HEADS HEARTS AND HANDS
  47. The Big Fat Lie – Cholesterol (Part-2)
  48. Q & A with Star of Parchi
  49. Addressing Sexual Abuse
  50. Q & A with EMAN ZAEEM & MEHR SAAD
  51. Pakistan’s Lost Children
  52. ENGLAND AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
  53. STICK WITH FRIENDS AND DITCH THE ENEMIES
  54. The Phenomenon that Stephen Hawking was!
  55. In Conversation with ANUSHAY ZEESHAN
  56. Q & A with owner of District 6 – Anum Rafat
  57. Ali Rehman Khan – Naturally A Star
  58. MUNIBA`S Call for Tolerance & Justice
  59. Q&A Muniba Mazari
  60. Health Quotient (Dental health)
  61. Money for nothing, bits for free
  62. FinTech
  63. TRADING THREATS OF WAR
  64. Crisis of Civilization
  65. Child Sexual Abuse
  66. Education is the only Solution
  67. Fit for Purpose
  68. BLUE CHIP TALKS TO THE CREATOR OF TEETOO AND TANIA
  69. Mini meringue recipe
  70. NEW ANIMATED TV SERIES PAKISTANI
  71. Changing the Perception of Public Transport Motorway Express
  72. AUSTENISTAN DEBUTS WITH ELEGANCE AND ENTHUSIASM
  73. PAKISTAN’S WOMEN OF 2017
  74. THE BEAUTY IN BUSINESS
  75. PERCEPTIONS ARE ALSO REALITY
  76. Blue Chip Q/A with Atiqa Odho
  77. Five major political events of 2017
  78. WHAT DOES TRUMP’S TWEET MEAN FOR CPEC AND THE REGION
  79. THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN 2017
  80. AFGHANISTAN GOING DOWNHILL
  81. 2017 FOR PSX – THE CLIMB AND THE DECLINE
  82. What we can learn from Ghalib
  83. QUINOA SALAD WITH THAI DRESSING
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
  1. Khalid Zahid: Transforming Saudi Art
  2. Now Walk the Talk, Imran
  3. Violence against Minorities
  4. Unsheltered
  5. Lumbering Giant with a Midget’s Mentality
  6. How to Encourage Terrorism
  7. Faisalabad in 2028
  8. Mental Illness & the Progress of a Nation
  9. Child Sexual Abuse
  10. Living amongst the clouds : Aalia Bux
  11. Mental health – What soldiers can teach us
  12. Many Cookies still to Crumble
  13. Steering Through Turbulence
  14. ExxonMobil – Close to hitting huge oil reserves in Pakistan, bigger than Kuwait’s
  15. NAYA PAKISTAN?
  16. Making ADR work for Women
  17. Women’s Rights under Family Law
  18. Shutting the Door on Refugees
  19. Water Challenges and Opportunities
  20. In Conversation with Dr. Ghulam Rasul on Hydrology
  21. In Conversation with Shafqat kakakhel: Internal Water Management Practices
  22. Come on Skipper !
  23. GUMM
  24. Annus Horibilis
  25. The Inhumanity of Pakistan’s Coal Industry
  26. Iran Nuclear Deal The U.S Withdrawal
  27. Method in the Madness
  28. Legal System Reforms
  29. Power Over Impulse
  30. Refugees and Migrants are People too
  31. PTCL – A Nonstop Journey Towards Excellence
  32. Gulgee – The Last of The Greats
  33. Patrik Hoffmann – Sonraj
  34. Pakistan’s Primordial Hindu Heritage
  35. Pakistan’s Migrant Tragedy
  36. PTCL – Fastest Growing Brand in Pakistan
  37. Keep Pakistan’s Wagon Hitched To The China Star
  38. Anique’s Chocolate Cake
  39. Selfless & Fearless – Lahore Qalandars
  40. NEWS PICKS
  41. Intellectual Property and Tourism
  42. Fitness with the Mughal
  43. REBEL WITH A CAUSE
  44. The Big Fat Lie – Cholesterol (Part-1)
  45. Mummy’s Recipes Roast Chicken & Veg
  46. ENGAGING HEADS HEARTS AND HANDS
  47. The Big Fat Lie – Cholesterol (Part-2)
  48. Q & A with Star of Parchi
  49. Addressing Sexual Abuse
  50. Q & A with EMAN ZAEEM & MEHR SAAD
  51. Pakistan’s Lost Children
  52. ENGLAND AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
  53. STICK WITH FRIENDS AND DITCH THE ENEMIES
  54. The Phenomenon that Stephen Hawking was!
  55. In Conversation with ANUSHAY ZEESHAN
  56. Q & A with owner of District 6 – Anum Rafat
  57. Ali Rehman Khan – Naturally A Star
  58. MUNIBA`S Call for Tolerance & Justice
  59. Q&A Muniba Mazari
  60. Health Quotient (Dental health)
  61. Money for nothing, bits for free
  62. FinTech
  63. TRADING THREATS OF WAR
  64. Crisis of Civilization
  65. Child Sexual Abuse
  66. Education is the only Solution
  67. Fit for Purpose
  68. BLUE CHIP TALKS TO THE CREATOR OF TEETOO AND TANIA
  69. Mini meringue recipe
  70. NEW ANIMATED TV SERIES PAKISTANI
  71. Changing the Perception of Public Transport Motorway Express
  72. AUSTENISTAN DEBUTS WITH ELEGANCE AND ENTHUSIASM
  73. PAKISTAN’S WOMEN OF 2017
  74. THE BEAUTY IN BUSINESS
  75. PERCEPTIONS ARE ALSO REALITY
  76. Blue Chip Q/A with Atiqa Odho
  77. Five major political events of 2017
  78. WHAT DOES TRUMP’S TWEET MEAN FOR CPEC AND THE REGION
  79. THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN 2017
  80. AFGHANISTAN GOING DOWNHILL
  81. 2017 FOR PSX – THE CLIMB AND THE DECLINE
  82. What we can learn from Ghalib
  83. QUINOA SALAD WITH THAI DRESSING

Film is at a beautiful stage. We are discovering and reinventing ourselves. We are finding new strengths and shedding our weaknesses.

  1. Tell us about the difference between dramas and movies?

There is a massive difference. For starters, movies are a bigger production and a much longer process.  The most satisfying part about acting in films is that you have more room for character development. It allows you to be more creative. Dramas on the other hand are really fast. We shoot ten to fifteen scenes a day. Because it needs to be wrapped up quickly, you have to move like a machine. Dramas have a larger outreach of course, but through films you can tap into an international audience.

  1. Taking Pakistani films global, is that one of your biggest aspirations?

Most definitely, in fact that is something I am very passionate about.  Displaying your creativity to an international audience is crucial, especially at a time when Pakistan is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Now is the time for Pakistani films to create its space on a global scale.  We have beautiful stories to tell the world, and now that Pakistan’s film industry is on the rise, it is time to start telling our stories we haven’t told yet.

  1. Where is Pakistani cinema at now?

Film is at a beautiful stage. We are discovering and reinventing ourselves. We are finding new strengths and shedding our weaknesses. Pakistan is producing good quality films at a low budget, which shows how good we are. I feel that the public is becoming more enthusiastic about movies, which is why you see cinemas popping up all over the country.

  1. What is your biggest strength?

I observe well, and I listen. I also believe I accept my limitation, but at the same time I work very hard on them. I don’t think I can ever be the best. I am my own worst critic, and I will not allow myself to feel like I am the best, as that will make me vulnerable to complacency.

  1. How do you feel about the attention you get?

I appreciate the attention. I love it when people appreciate my work. I am grateful for all the opportunities I have been given.  I adore my fans, and it is their love that drives me.

  1. How do you handle criticism?

I don’t mind criticism, provided it is constructive and not baseless. There is a fine between being constructive and being nasty. If  it is the latter, I can easily block it out.

  1. What do you say to people who think that Pakistani movies tend to drag on?

I think we are still learning the art of script writing. We need tighter scripts, which can condense a story to two hours. We have a thriving drama industry, but we are not used to condensing films. I believe it is a learning process, and it is only a matter of time before we master it.

  1. How do you feel about the quality of directors?

There are some fantastic directors in Pakistan. What makes them so good is their humility. They listen to the right people, and they take their suggestions on board.

  1. How supportive have your family been?

They have been absolutely wonderful! I could not have done it without them. They have always pushed me to reach for the stars. I am so grateful that I have such a kind and understanding family.

  1. What’s next for Ali Rehman?

I still have plenty I want to accomplish. There will be more movies, more dramas, and I would love to get back to theatre at some point.

 

Quick-Fire Stuff

  • If you could come back as one actor, who would it be?   Robert De Niro
  • What do you do to stay fit?  I eat as well as I can. I don’t have time to go to the gym as often as I would like. I have gained a little weight this year, so I need to hit the gym fast.
  • Your funniest Co-star? Mojiz Hasan! He is absolutely hysterical.
  • If you weren’t an actor, what do you think you would be? I would most likely be in the same industry, a director perhaps.
  • Would Bollywood ever be an option for you? Yes, if I got the right script I would definitely consider it.
  • Your favourite restaurants in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad In Islamabad it is Sakura. In Lahore, Andaaz, and Karachi, it has to be Xander’s.

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