Celebrities – HTV https://htv.com.pk Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:01:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Sassy Churail – Yasra Rizvi https://htv.com.pk/vitality/the-sassy-churail-yasra-rizvi Wed, 06 Jan 2021 12:06:12 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=56739

If there’s anyone in Pakistan’s entertainment industry who is known for her versatility, it’s Yasra Rizvi! From her commendable performance in the popular web series Churails to her deep poetic personality on social media – Yasra has mastered the art of catering to an intelligent audience. While posing for the HTV cover shoot, this sassy […]

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If there’s anyone in Pakistan’s entertainment industry who is known for her versatility, it’s Yasra Rizvi! From her commendable performance in the popular web series Churails to her deep poetic personality on social media – Yasra has mastered the art of catering to an intelligent audience. While posing for the HTV cover shoot, this sassy churail won our hearts for being incredibly cool yet daring to pose no less than a model, as she has complete faith in her fans for understanding her craft as an actor.
Without further ado, read on to learn about the actress, her go-to Karaoke song, and the life after Churails.

Welcome to HTV! First off, how would you describe your feelings while you posed for HTV’s cover shoot?

New, Excited, and Dangerous!

How similar and different is your character Jugnu from Churails to Yasra Rizvi?

In some ways, I feel we are exactly the same and in other ways very different. As actors there is always some of the real you that goes into the portrayal of a character. Jugnu gets the greys and so does Yasra.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Any of the Ali Sethi songs although they are very difficult to sing. I am a huge Ali Sethi fan and I think he is a supremely talented vocalist.

If you had to pick between a movie with Pakistan’s top actors or Churails 2, what would you choose?

Churails 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on!

Was there anything about Jugnu’s character that you were a little hesitant about?

To manage looking so HOT all the time. Also, it was a challenge to wear heels in every scene!

How did Churails change your life, if it even did?

It kick started deep introspection which is still going on, facing and communicating with my own demons, to do both life and art more truthfully no matter how ugly or politically incorrect.

What were you always known for on the sets of Churails?

I was known as the Script Nerd!

On a scale of 1 -10, how much are you busy these days, and with what?

I am always quite busy with something or the other. It is a side effect of being a workaholic. I have been writing, acting, and directing. Clearly, I enjoy multitasking. I cannot confine my craft within a box.

What’s your favourite way of unwinding yourself after a long day on the set?

I just crash on this couch in my living room and watch a comedy show. It’s a great catharsis!

What’s your most over-used phrase? A pet word, perhaps.

Do you follow? (laughs)

What’s that one word you wish people stop using?

Awesome – calling everything awesome. How can everything be “awesome”?

If you could be an ice cream flavor, which one would you be and why?

I think I would be Vanilla. It is simple and straightforward. I know it seems to be an unlikely choice but it is what it is!

We are huge fans of your poetry. Where do you draw inspiration from when writing?

It happens on its own whenever it does. It can be an incident, a phrase, a person, anywhere and everywhere.

Do you watch your own dramas? How do you feel?

Not very often because I keep finding flaws in my work and I am dissatisfied with my performance most of the times. Hence watching everything would just demotivate me.

You normally across as a very real person. What’s that one beauty totka that you follow and no one still knows about?

I sleep well.

What is life?

I feel life is not a competition. It is an All-You-Can-Experience buffet and each one of us has a different appetite and taste, fill your plate accordingly.

What do you think is the most common misconception about the entertainment industry?

That it is a lot of fun!

What’s your life mantra?

Unlearn and let go if it is not working.

How do you feel about where feminism is in Pakistan?

Misunderstood

Lastly, say something for the cool team of HTV!

You are an imaginative and innovative lot. Please stay the same!

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These Celebrities Are Giving Us Major Fitness Goals! https://htv.com.pk/fitness/celebrities-fitness Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:19:56 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=39989

Boy oh boy, Pakistani celebrities are setting some serious fitness goals with their super toned bods these days! We take inspiration from these ladies who transformed their bodies and are looking fab than ever Juggan Kazim   Juggan Kazim looks better than ever after shedding those extra kilos. The single mother uses all sorts of […]

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Boy oh boy, Pakistani celebrities are setting some serious fitness goals with their super toned bods these days! We take inspiration from these ladies who transformed their bodies and are looking fab than ever

Juggan Kazim

 

Juggan Kazim weight lossJuggan Kazim looks better than ever after shedding those extra kilos. The single mother uses all sorts of natural remedies to stay in shape. Her diet is heavily dependent on chia, flaxseed, cinnamon, fennel flower, ajwain. The popular actor is fond of oats, lemongrass tea, and honey. To satiate her sweet tooth, she relies on gur and dates. She also stresses on drinking 10 to 12 glasses of water in a day. She even has a YouTube channel where she shares weight loss tips and her journey. 

Ayesha Omar

Ayesha Omar’s has been super vocal about her weight loss journey. She made simple changes to her diet and completely transformed her body. She stresses on switching to organic alternatives that are healthy and help in losing weight. The Bulbulay actress has bajra roti as a substitute for rotis made from white wheat. On top of that she makes sure all her food is cooked with extra virgin coconut oil. 

Hareem Farooq

Hareem Farooq is stealing the spotlight for all the right reasons these days. She lost oodles of weight recently but it wasn’t a result of crash dieting and starvation. She lost weight slowly and gradually by adopting a healthy lifestyle. The tall and slender actress did not make size zero her goal and instead worked with the healthy mind and body mantra.

She works out every other day and does a combination of strength training and Pilates. She urges her fans to not skip meals if they want a toned body. Instead, she focused on eating smaller portions and the results are all of us to see.

Sohai Ali Abro

Sohai is known for her quirky sense of humour and fascinating dance moves. She is among the celebrities who have worked on their bodies and transformed them. She may have done it for her movie appearances but we can’t help admiring her dedication. She follows a strict no-carb diet with more emphasis on veggies and fruits. She also makes sure she works out an hour a day to keep those extra pounds at bay.

Minal Khan

Minal Khan entered the industry as a kid and now she is a leading lady in many drama serials. Minal Khan toned her body by sticking to a strict diet plan.

Her diet plan allows her a cup of black coffee in the morning before an hour run. She can heave three boiled eggs by 3 pm and her lunch includes a slice of bread with whatever she likes. At 5 pm she has some fruits and around 7 to 8 pm she can have her dinner. She consumes a high protein meal with brown rice and veggies. She stops herself from eating anything after 8 pm. Junk foods and fizzy drinks do not have a place in Minal’s world anymore. Fitness goals right there!

Maya Ali

This year has been great for Maya Ali with back to back drama hits and a movie appearance alongside Ali Zafar. It’s only natural she had to lose weight and look a certain way for the screen. Maya sculpted her body by keeping a check on her diet and making sure she doesn’t indulge in too many carbs. She said goodbye to junk food and had green tea rather than coffee/tea. Better take down notes if you want to slim down like her.

 

 

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Year To Embrace Change: Beauty Trends That Will Rule 2019 https://htv.com.pk/beauty/beauty-trends-2019 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:13:01 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=42520

Life demands constant evolution and similarly certain trends fade while some come back strong and some of them stay regardless of time and era. We at HTV are obsessed with all things beauty and always trying out new trends while making sure we are aware of what’s in and what’s out. We take a look […]

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Life demands constant evolution and similarly certain trends fade while some come back strong and some of them stay regardless of time and era. We at HTV are obsessed with all things beauty and always trying out new trends while making sure we are aware of what’s in and what’s out. We take a look at trends that will rule 2019 and those you might want to stay away from.

Grey is the new black

picture source: Chicago Tribune

The concept age is just a number is finally being embraced which not only means people will be opting for silver shades but will also be comfortable embracing their natural greys also. According to Harper’s Bazaar and Redken’s global creative colour director, “Work with a colourist to try to get the hairline as light as your natural grey. If the eye sees the lightest colour against the face it will give the appearance of being totally grey.”

The infamous red pout

beauty trendsPouts are meant to be flaunted and 2019 will be the year where you will get to see that classic Marilyn Monroe inspired deep red pout. This trend is a classic but this year it will be all about that dewy look paired with a signature red for that stand-out factor.

Go Glossy or Go Home

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Beating the matte trend, glossy lips are back in action and we won’t say we dislike it. In terms of color palette, there will be more plums and browns rather than your usual pinks and nudes. We’re all for this change.

Lilac for the win

2019 will be all about revolutionizing the norms and the year to flaunt edgy hues. Lilac hair will be a normal sight with blunt bobs and moreover, rainbow shades will be taking over, inspiring people to embrace individuality.

Flutter em Eye lashes

Give your eyes definition by opting for natural eye-lash lifting solutions. You can go to a spa or go all-natural in your approach by using castor oil, grapeseed oil or aloe vera. Let your eyes do the talking (literally) this year!

Got something else to add to the list? Share away in comments below.

ALSO READ: 10 Things We’re Totes Looking Forward To In 2019!

ALSO READ: Trends In 2018 That We Don’t Want To See In 2019! Period!

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6 Feminist Male Celebrities We’re Majorly Crushing On! https://htv.com.pk/lifestyle/feminist-male-celebrities Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:50:08 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=42236 6 Feminist Male Celebrities We’re Majorly Crushing On!

In a society like ours, it’s one thing to be a woman and raising your voice against patriarchy but it’s quite another when you’re a man and equally invested in the struggle of gender equality. Such men are worthy to be celebrated and this is our way of appreciating them and their constant support for […]

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6 Feminist Male Celebrities We’re Majorly Crushing On!

In a society like ours, it’s one thing to be a woman and raising your voice against patriarchy but it’s quite another when you’re a man and equally invested in the struggle of gender equality. Such men are worthy to be celebrated and this is our way of appreciating them and their constant support for women

Osman Khalid Butt

His quirkiness and amazing sense of humour are only some of the traits we love him for. We’re majorly crushing over Osman Khalid Butt also because of  his constant support towards women whenever there has been injustice and threats to women rights. One huge example is his support for Qandeel Baloch and the injustices committed against her or when he came to the rescue of Maya Ali as trolls attacked her. Needless to say, we were smitten!

ALSO READ: Pakistani Male Celebs Who Rock Desi Attire

Ranveer Singh

Safe to call him Bollywood’s apple of the eye after he married Deepika Padukone and became a pillar of strength for her in tough times. It’s true when they say hold on to the ones who have seen you at your worst, yet they recognize the issues women face in this society and accept you for who you are. More than his individual personality which is a force to reckon with, we love him because of his ‘friends till we die’ dynamic with Deeps. Major man crush!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor Joseph Gordon Levitt was introduced to feminism and the concept of gender equality by his mother. In an interview Gordon-Levitt described his mother as a radical feminist who used sports to teach him about the objectification of women.

“We would always watch Lakers games as a family, but my mom would always point out every time the cheerleaders came on, ‘Okay, so look, here’s the story that gets told: The men get to be the heroic skilled athletes and the women just get to be pretty,” he explained.

“She wanted me and my brother to be aware of it because we see these images on TV, in the movies, and in magazines all the time. And if you don’t stop and think about it, it just sort of seeps into your brain and that becomes the way you perceive reality.” His mother’s lessons worked. Gordon-Levitt identifies as a proud feminist [According to Bustle]

John Legend

John Legend melts women’s hearts with his powerful vocals and singles like ‘All of Me’, but did you know that he’s also a staunch advocate for women’s rights. His support for feminism was observed when he performed at the Sound of Change, a benefit concert for Chime for Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women around the globe. “If men care about women’s rights, the world will be a better place. We are better off when women are empowered — it leads to a better society.” [According to Bustle]

Mark Ruffalo

Besides being a legendary actor, there’s one more thing to celebrate his personality. Ruffalo has lended support to women at numerous occasions including a pro-choice rally where he talked about his mother’s struggles when she decided to go for an illegal abortion when she was a teenager. “My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters to enjoy that same choice”  he said.

Ryan Gosling

You had us at ‘Hey Girl’ but believe it or not there is one major reason we should be crushing on Gosling apart from his dreamy looks and amazing acting. Gosling notably went to bat for complex depictions of female sexuality in film after Blue Valentine generated controversy for an explicit sexual scene. Now that’s the kinda man we want in our lives!!!!

Have something to add to the list? Commen below to get heard.

ALSO READ: After 45, It’s A Good Idea To Get Botox: Dr. Mirza

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Celebrity Moms and Weight Loss https://htv.com.pk/fitness/celebrity-moms-weight-loss Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:49:37 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=28968

If you want to take weight loss inspiration, celebrity mothers are the best source. The way they manage their babies and shed the pounds is nothing short of amazing. Of course, the fact that they have truckloads of money to pay fitness gurus and best nutritionists in town cannot be ignored. Yet the dramatic weight […]

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If you want to take weight loss inspiration, celebrity mothers are the best source. The way they manage their babies and shed the pounds is nothing short of amazing. Of course, the fact that they have truckloads of money to pay fitness gurus and best nutritionists in town cannot be ignored. Yet the dramatic weight loss they achieve within a short span of time is awe inspiring.

If you have been struggling with your postpartum weight issues, here are some celebrity mothers who will guide you how to get rid of the extra pounds while dealing with your demanding little devil, oh sorry, angel!

Music Icon J. Lo

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If you weren’t a fan of hers in the nineties, now is the time to have that celebrity girl crush because J. Lo is achievement personified! She gained 50 pounds when she got pregnant with her twins! But the diva lost it all within a very short time period. She did nothing for the first 4-5 months, but then became a part of triathlon, bike races and swimming competitions. Ms. Lopez did stuck to strict exercise regimes and that is what got her on weight loss track.

Bollywood Beauty Kareena Kapoor

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If you were not already in love with this beauty, you most certainly must have started paying attention after the arrival of Taimoor, the most gorgeous baby in the world! The mother of this adorable champ can by no means be ignored, especially with her mind blowing weight loss just a few months after the birth of her angel.

According to her she lost the weight by not overdoing the efforts and making sure her dairy supply was up to par. Dairy is said to help in speeding up metabolism that get rids of fats around the tummy area.

The Invisible Woman Jessica Alba

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Ms. Alba really has the ability to disappear…disappear her fat within a small amount of time after giving birth! She gained 35 pounds during the expecting period of her daughter Honor. She lost all the weight by exercising 20 minutes daily and watching what she had for meals.

Her workout included lunges, triceps extensions, chest presses, squats and jumps. She also consumed 1 liter of water each day to keep herself fully hydrated. Her diet included low-fat string cheese, whole grains, lean meats and salads.

Princess Anne Hathaway

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The young princes from Princess Diaries is all grown up now and has her own little ones. She also gained a lot of weight and was able to shed it off completely. Ms. Hathaway though stressed the importance of losing weight with your own speed.

In her own words:

Have you been trying to get rid of the baby weight? Just make a plan that involves clean eating and regular exercise routine. You will be able to shed the pound with ease. Good luck!

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