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  1. 1. CENTRALwww.fashioncentral.pk 2013 Vol 8 Nargis fakhri gets high grades in Bollywood Aamina sheikhinthe spotlight. Ashley Benson continuesto act,dance andjazz Independent SpiritAwards FASHION
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  3. 3. CON Features 30 Kamal Show Karachi 10 Ahmad Ali Butt and Fatima Humaima Malick gets after Morning Show Hosts Filmstar Noor in a family wrangle Sara Loren Poses Hot For FHM Magazine Cover Meera To Act In Remake of Pakeezah Mahnoor Baloch and Mathira prepare for item song competition 14 Amna Ilyas breathes life into clothes 58 Kristina Akheeva in some fullfilling roles 62 Ashley Benson lyrical as ever Parties & Events 22 Maria.b lawn launch 24 Hanif Jewellers amaze 26 GENERO BY DAMAS 44 FICCI Frames 2013 46 WIFW 2013 50 Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh Launch First Look Of ‘Lootera’ 52 Great Women Awards 2013 72 Mulberry Hosts Dinner at Chateau Marmont 74 Bafta Awards Red Carpet 2013 76 Selena Gomez & Ashley Benson @ Spring Breakers SXSW Screening 78 Fashion Couple 80 Elton John Hosts Annual Oscars Viewing 82 ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Sweeps Independent Spirit Awards March 2013 TENT The team at fashioncentral media groupis huge,always acting like a happy force and fired by the enthusiasm to bring out an awesome 8th magazine issue.Editors,content writers,photographers form an integral part of our friendly army,bursting with life and an urge to reach out to millions of literate set of viewers.
  4. 4. The cover of the fashion central magazine 8th issue,adorned by Nargis Fakhri is a stunner.Her striking features are a Gift of Nature and add to that her flawless hair and radiant portrait and the vibes that flow are simply heart warming. At fashion central,the whole team continues to promote lifestyle and fashion and a lot of associated desirable activity.No doubt in the complete process the quality of content has to be of great personal interest and utility and must have the added feature of enrichment,so very necessary to promote lifestyle needs.Hence we are continuously in touch with the activity arenas,so that nothing is missed,and what we bring forth satiates the urges of our viewers. As you go through the current issue,there are features that will be read with interest and the coverage of national and international events through high resolution images is awesome. We will let you click the magazine page by page and feel cheered up by what comes up! Do stay in touch,as always. Anny From the editor
  5. 5. Ahmad Ali ButtToTie The Knot Soon Famous actor and the lead vocalist of the Entity Paradigm band,Ahmad Ali Butt is set to tie the knot with his UK based girlfriend Fatima. Ahmad Ali Butt is a known TV artist and musician who has many achievements throughout his career. He is the grandson of legendary singer Madam Noor Jehan and is the son of renowned singer Zille Huma. After splitting with his band Entity Paradigm Ahmad Ali Butt turned into comedian and got fame for PTV Home’s sitcom “Inspector Khojee” and then for Jutt and Bond, with Fawad Afzal Khan and also the Rubber Band. Reportedly, Ahmad Ali Butt is now getting married to Fatima. Ahmad Ali Butt’s fans will really be in a state of glee to know about his nuptials.Ahmad Ali Butt to please accept felicitations from all. Humaima Malick Slams Pakistan’s Morning Show Hosts In a recent interview, filmstar Humai- ma Malick has slammed all Pakistani morning show hosts, saying that they appear half dressed on screens and do not cover their full body. When Humaima Malick was asked about Turkish dramas being broadcast in Pakistan, she replied:“I dont know that why people are making hue and cry over Turkish dramas.They are same like Pakistani dramas and those who are objecting on the dresses in these dramas they should see what is worn by Pakistani morning show hosts. Humaima Malick was also asked about her wedding plans for which she said that her first marriage was not successful and now whenever she will get married she will invite media persons and will make that event a big one. Currently, Humaima Malick is focusing on her film career. Filmstar Noor Files Divorce AgainstThird Husband Pakistani film stars are getting less popularity for their films, and more for their failed marital lives. In this connection film star Noor is very much in the news.She has already split with to husbands and now in the process of a third divorced. Famous model, actress and host Noor Bukhari has filed divorce against Awn Chaudhry. Social media is loaded with this aspect of her life. Media continues to pursue her, seeking a confirmation, which is not forthcoming. 12Feature
  6. 6. Sara Loren Poses Hot For FHM Magazine Cover After her bold appearance in Murder 3, the hot Sara Loren aka Mona Liza has also gone through some steamy and sensuous shoots for FHM Maga- zine Cover.This is the same maga- zine which sparked a controversy about Veena Malik.Sara Loren has proved that she is no less than anyother Bollywood actress and is set to drive her fans crazy with an ultra-hot photoshoot for March 2013 FHM cover. Cover page shows Sara Loren stand- ing in a rather erotic pose with new nude legs showing, and wearing a bohemian top and polka doted black panties.In the inner pages photo- shoot, she is to sexy in bare white covering with her assets showing. Sara Loren has also disclosed that she has been offered the participation for the upcoming season of Big Boss but has not taken any decision so far. After this lewd photoshoot for FHM Magazine, everyone is really waiting for a ‘yes’ for Big Boss MeeraTo Act In Remake of Pakeezah Pakistan’s most sensuous actress Meera might essay the role of Meena Kumariji in remake of Pakeezah in Bollywood.Film Pakeezah was made in 1972 by director Kamal Amrohi and now his son Tajdar Amrohi has decided to produce the remake by considering Meera in lead role.When Meera was asked about her role, she told, “It is a divine feeling. I cannot define it in words”. Tajdar Amrohi told that the movie is still in conception stage and “Meera had spoken to me about Pakeezah about three-and-half years ago. She is very passionate about doing it. She is like a little child with a dream, so I gave her the nod. It is not an easy film to make. It is a challenge for Meera.To re-erect the same sets, it would cost 20 times more.The kind of costumes, dialogue, the aura, there are several uphill tasks. It will be a huge thing.” Anyhow, the legendary role of Meena Kumari may add in Meera’s luck for future. Let’s wait until the whole crew and cast of Pakeezah gets selected. Mahnoor Baloch And Mathira Prepare For Item Song Competition Stunning Mahnoor Baloch and the hot Mathira are busy for rehearsals of their Item song competition in Karachi for Humayun Saeed’s movie ‘Main Hun Shahid Afridi’. Mahnoor Baloch and Mathira are going to be a treat for Pakistani audi- ence who are eager to watch this erotic duo together in an item song. The set for the item song which is not less than Bollywood sizzling numbers is designed by Saqib Malik, who is the director of the item song. According to Humayun Saeed, “Shoot of the film is complete and for the promotion of film we are left with the shoot of the Item song which will take place in Karachi.” Pakistani film “Main Hun Shahid Af- ridi” revolves around the life of cricket super star Shahid Afridi and the cast includes Humayun Saeed, Mahnoor Baloch, Fatimah Afandi, Abid Kash- miri, Seema Raheel, Nauman Habib, Farhana Maqsood, Shafqat Cheema and others.The film is of international standards and will be distributed in India and other countries as well.
  7. 7. AaminaSheikhAamina Sheikh is an actress in the spotlight in Pakistan.With scores of successful projects in her bag and host of awards already won, she is sought after by a very large following of her fans,who simply adore her for her talent and performances. 14Feature
  8. 8. Aamina Sheikh recently did modeling for big name Maria B. Her future plans include partnership with singer Zeb & Haniya for a Pakistani brand “Always”. She will act as a feminine hygiene figure for the new launch of company “Always KaroYaqeen” platform.
  9. 9. And why not!Aamina Sheikh is talented, brilliant and more so one of the most applauded actress, model, producer as well as director of today’s time. Aamina Sheikh is considered one of the leading figures among the top Pakistani models. Born on 29th of August in city of NewYork, she is daughter of Ahmad Sheikh, who is a pharmacist by profession.Leading actress Aamina Sheikh started her primary education in Karachi and she also spent her early years in Karachi. She went through her higher studies in famous school of Riyadh named American International School (SAIS-R). Aamina Sheikh did her O-levels and A-levels from St. Joseph’s Convent school followed by her bachelor’s in film/video production.The next milestone in her life was in 2005 when she got married to one of the good and talented actor in the industry, Mohib Mirza.Aamina sheikh started her career from Manhattan-based multi-media company, named Curious Pictures. She worked there as an assistant. After working sometime as an assistant, Aamina Sheikh returned to Pakistan in 2003 and the firstTV channel venture was joining Geo television network and from there she commenced her career in Pakistan. The first show Aamina Sheikh bagged was a children talk show named “Bachey mann k sachay”. Aamina Sheikh produced and directed this children talk show. After this talk show she continued struggle and started focusing on her goals. In 2007, Aamina Sheikh appeared as an actress for Pa- kistani television and from this point her acceptance as an accomplished performer got recognized.The first telefilm she opted for was, “Gurmuch Singh Ki Waseeyat”.Telefilm was directed and produced by Sharjil Baloch and Khalid Ahmad and was shown on Geo network.The project was based on a novel of Saadat Hussain Manto. Her first show and telefilm was very much appreciated by all the viewers and critics all over Pakistan. Storyline of tel- efilm was very strong and attractive and complemented by the stunning acting of Aamina Sheikh – winning accolodes from viewers and catching the attention of drama addicts. This was the first huge achievement of Aamina Sheikh which motivated her and she planned to do more. After doing a talk show and a telefilm in 2007, Aamina Sheikh did a sequence of telefilms in 2008 which are Aasmaan chu lay, Baarish main deewar and Pachees qadam pe maut. In all of these telefilms Aamina Sheikh was outstanding. In telefilm “Aasmaan Chu Lay” Aamina Sheikh played a very tough and challenging role. She was portrayed as a sole earner of a family who drives an auto rickshaw on the hustled streets of Karachi city. She really got entrenched in the role and what followed was loads of appreciation resulting in more roles,the major one being the serial “Wilco”. This drama project the joint venture of ISPR and 7th Sky entertainment. Aamina Sheikh played the role of typical woman of Thar Desert. Some of the other telefilms she did were Waapsi, Bibi jee, Aik Jese Khawab,Yeh Bakra Nahin Chalay Ga, Mere Mian Bolay Maen and Bhag Amna Bhag among several others. In all of her projects Aamina applied her talents whole- heartedly and apparent was the excellence in all her roles. Modeling career of Aamina Sheikh started in 2008 and she made her first modeling debut by walking on the ramp for very famous designer Rehana Saigol. She did very well as a model and other famous designers,reached out to her for being a part of their brands. Aamina Sheikh then worked with Maria B, Deepak Per- wani, Nomi Ansari, Amir Adnan, Niche lifestyle , Khaadi, The Men’s store, Teejays, Hang Ten, Maheen Khan, Chinyere, Crossroads and Limited Edition. After doing appreciable work with all these brands and designers she was right on top of the list of Pakistan Fashion Models. Aamina Sheikh did a complete photo shoot with Atif Aslam for one of the best brand Niche Lifestyle in 2009. In the same year she got selected for Lux Style Awards and got the award for “Best Emerging Talent”. In 2010 she got two awards namely “Best model- Female” in Lux Style Awards and “Face of the year award” from Sunday Daily Times. In 2011 she was awarded as “Best actor female (satellite)” in Lux Style Awards. In 2010 Aamina Sheikh started working for commercial Pakistani dramas. She did her first drama named “Ishq Gumshuda” a dra- ma by Haissam Hussain; and second drama “Daam” a drama by Mehreen Jabbar. Other drama projects that she worked on include Main Abdul Qadir Hoon, Maat, Umme-Kalsoom, Uraan, Hum Tum, Kuch Kami Si Hai, Mera Saaein, Mera Saaein 2, Mora Piya, Ek Hateeli Pe Heena Ek Hateeli Pe Lahoo, Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat, Qisson Ki chaadar, Boltay Afsanay, Haal-e-Dil, Tere Liye, Saleena,Dil-e-Nadaan, Agar Tum Na Hotay and many more.
  10. 10. Maria.B lawn launch 22Events
  11. 11. Hanif Jewellers 24Events
  12. 12. GENERO BY DAMAS 26Events
  13. 13. Kamal Show Karachi 30Fashion
  14. 14. Fakhri NargisNargis Fakhri an American national,is now in India where she has managed to get graded as one of the rising stars of the Indian film industry. Nargis Fakhri set off as a model,got noticed by people who matter in the film world and proved herself as an actress of immense potential. Her big success- ful venture is her role as the heroin of super hit Bollywood film ‘Rockstar’
  15. 15. Bollywood film industry has a knack for introducing new and talent loaded film stars. Nargis Fakhri appears to be another ideal one.Right away she has been given a chance to demonstrate her acting.Although not too young,she has made a huge impact in her first Bollywood movie Rockstar.
  16. 16. The new and upcoming Indian actress Nargis Fakhri was born on 20th October, 1979 in Queens, America. She is an American national and, by profession, she is a model first and has a passion for acting. As her name indicates, Nargis Fakhri is the daughter of a Pakistani and Muslim father. A significant feature that needs to be shared is that Nargis Fakhri an American national has not visited her father’s homeland, Pakistan yet.Apparently she is the child of a broken family,but this did not adversely affect her life as her parents got divorced when she was barely 7 years old,and was given a good upbringing by her mom.Added to that was own intelligence and from the early years she developed an interest for modeling and fashion arena. When asked about the start of her career, Nargis Fakhri responded, ‘I was 16 when I started modeling. It was not planned, but nothing in my life has or ever will be planned’. However, Nargis Fakhri launched her professional career when she was just 25 years old. NargisFakhriforthefirsttime appearedontheAmerica’s NextTopModelcompetition. SheparticipatedinCycles2 and3ofthesaidcompetition. Herperformanceand stunninglooksmadeherone oftheprominentmodelsof NewYork. At the start of her career, Nargis Fakhri was working with many modeling agencies. Among them, the most famous were Ford Model, NewYork, Planet Models, Mumbai, and Lenis Models, London. It would be interesting to note that prior to her acting career, Nargis Fakhri had gained importance as a famous model through her association with the agency named CESD-TV, NewYork. From here on traces of her progress show her fast movement in the direction of the world’s famous film industry Bollywood. Along the way Nargis Fakhri appeared on the kingfisher Swimsuit Calender. In 2009, world witnessed the stun- ning beauty of the Nargis Fakhri from the platform of the Kingfisher.The abilities and the talent in the upcoming star radiated amply to virtually settle in the eyes of the pundits of Bollywood. In 2011, Nargis Fakhri was assigned the leading role in Hindi film Rockstar. Ranbir Kapoor was the co star and it was the performance of Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar that stood out making her a potential star of the industry. The movie fetched huge business complemented by loads of appreciation and loud applause for Nargis Fakhri. As a sequence to this success Nargis Fakhri has currently signed with the Akshay Kumar’s Hari Om Production. It is reported that Nargis Fakhri encompasses 3 movies with Hari Om Productions. In her personal life, Nargis Fakhri is a cheerful and jolly model and an ever smiling actress of Bollywood. She loves coffee.When asked about the romantic aspect of her life ,Nargis Fakhri responded that there is no commitment,as such. However, it is widely believed that her co-star in Rockstar, Ranbir Kapoor, is her boyfriend. Although Nargis Fakhri’s career as an actress does not span over a long period,the predictions are that she is going to go a long way.
  17. 17. She is the first one of Pakistani descent who happened to be the part of the America’s Next Top Model. Nargis Fakhri is the brand ambassador of the famous female brand Van Heusen Women.
  18. 18. Nargis Fakhri was awarded “Hottest pair of the year” award with Ranbir Kapoor in 13th IIFA Awards.
  19. 19. FICCIFrames 2013 44Events
  20. 20. WIFW 2013 46Events
  21. 21. Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh Launch First Look Of ‘Lootera’ 50Events
  22. 22. Great Awards Women 2013 52Events
  23. 23. KristinaAkheeva Akheeva was born a global child with Khabarovsk, Russia as her birth place.When she was seven,the family moved to Australia and the childhood was spent there ,and even as a teenager she had got used to comments about her looks and a feeling developed that she should pursue the acting ca- reer.And as a seventeen year old that is what she did,with first step being movement to Melbourne. During the course of initial lessons in acting and related crafts,many photographers looked her up for promoting her and portraying her awesome looks and talent.For the first few months she was hesitant and took the photo sessions as a means to feel good about herself but then the professional touch in her took hold and the interaction with photographers took on a fulfilling direction. 58Feature
  24. 24. Akheeva took advantage of the Evening Acting classes in Melbourne to acquaint herself with different aspects of going centrestage and in this she was also supported by the Australian photographers who saw her as a poten- tial important one of the future.As luck would have it, an agency in Singapore came across Akheeva’s portfolio, and offered her a three month modeling contract. She took up the offer as she thought it would be a great way for her to have a feel of different cultures combined with useful work .This involved a lot of travelling too and during her movements she somehow landed in India. Men of the screen world in India lunged at her talent and without much ado managed to rope her in for a role in the filmYamla Pagla Deewana 2 which is a sequel to the super hit 2011 filmYamla Pagla Deewana, starring one of Hindi Cinema’s greatest icons Dharmendra along with his two sons Sunny Deol & Bobby Deol.To achieve success ,Akheeva had to learn hindi for her role in the movie, as she hardly knew the language,and in this she is showing a lot of seriousness because she wants her debut movie to have an impact.When questioned on this aspect she was forthright in saying “I am indeed taking my career in Bollywood very seriously and I think that the language plays a very important role. Hence, I am brushing up my Hindi skills.”
  25. 25. Ashley Ashley Benson was brought up in Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, California.A special feature about her is that she started dancing competitively in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical as a child when she had barely reached four.Not only that she demonstrated a liking for singing, and as a little one she became a part of several choir groups and musicals. Benson 62Feature
  26. 26. The first audition that she went through at the age of four amazed an audience of over 2000 who were present at the Church.One year later , she modeled in dance cata- logs, and at 8 she was picked up by The Ford Modeling Agency and her work took on a professional touch and the sequence of appearing in print became a regular feature. thereafter. In the year 1999, Benson took a leap into the acting career. Initially she worked in a number of commercials for a brief period and then switched to film and television. It was in 2004 that Benson signed a three-year contract with the daytime television series, Days of our Lives, and on November 12, 2004 began her role as Abigail “Abby” De- veraux, the oldest child of supercouple Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton.This continued for more than two years and kept her extremely busy with hardly a break,which compelled her to terminate the contract with Days of our Lives.Thereafter she sought other roles and one of them was the role of a witch disguised as a cheerleader in a 2008 episode of the CW series Supernatural. Besides this she was also one of the “Six Chicks” in 13 Going on 30, and appeared as Carson in an installment of the Bring It On series, Bring It On: In It to Win It. Talking about her decision to break off,she said, I had talked with the producers about doing this film, and they weren’t going to let me do it. I had passed up a lot of other good opportunities . I really want to do this film. I had just passed up so many opportunities where I could have done a film. So this big thing just came up, and I ended up getting to do this. I’m happier that I got off the soap though. I mean I give all my credit to them, because I have learned so much from being on soap operas and working with amazing actors who’ve been on there for like thirty, forty years. It was an honor to work with them. It’s definitely given me all my background. But getting off the soap opera helped me a lot too, because I can move on to bigger and better things. So I am definitely thankful I got to be on a soap opera though, but yeah In 2008, she appeared in the LifetimeTV movie Fab Five:The Texas Cheerleader Scandal, where she played head cheer- leader Brooke of the Fab Five, which is based on a true story which took place at McKinney North High School inTexas. She “loved” working with her onscreen motherTatum O’Neal, from whom she learned about.
  27. 27. Furthermore, she was excited to land a supporting role in Bart Got a Room, which aired mainly on film festivals in 2008 before having a limited release in 2009, because it allowed her to work withWilliam H. Macy. Benson starred in ABC’s 2009 television series Eastwick.The show was based on John Updike’s novel, The Witches of East- wick, and the 1987 film adaption of the same name. Her charac- ter, Mia, was the teen-aged daughter of Roxie Torcoletti (Rebecca Romijn).The series was short-lived and only lasted 13 episodes before ABC cancelled the series due to low ratings but has since gained a following. In December 2009, Benson was cast as Hanna Marin in the ABC Family Teen Drama television series Pretty Little Liars based on the book series by Sara Shepard.The series premiered to a successful 2.47 million viewers with Benson’s performance being praised by critics.The series third season premiered on June 5, 2012.The role is considered Ashley’s breakout role. In 2010 Benson starred in the Made-for-Television film Christmas Cupid with Christina Milian and Chad Michael Murray which also aired on ABC Family. In January 2012, Benson replaced actress Emma Roberts in the drama-comedy film Spring Breakers after Roberts dropped out due to creative reasons.The film centers on four college students who are arrested and bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who sends them out to do some dirty work on Spring Break.The film stars Selena Gomez,Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco.Filming took place in March and April 2012.Benson became the face of evening-wear designer Faviana in January 2013.
  28. 28. Benson developed a relationship with Justin Bieber’s former swagger coach Ryan Good.Things went well for two years and then the speculations about a break in the relationship caught on.The media focus on this aspect finally brought forth a confirma- tion that Benson and Ryan were no longer a couple,though friendship was very much there.Talking of the sharing side of her life,noticeable is her friendship with Shay Mitchell,her co star of Pretty Little Liars
  29. 29. MulberryHosts Dinner at Chateau Marmont 72Events
  30. 30. Bafta Awards Red Carpet 2013 74Events
  31. 31. SelenaGomez& AshleyBenson@ SpringBreakers SXSWScreening 76Events
  32. 32. FashiCou 78Events
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  34. 34. Elton JohnHosts Annual Oscars Viewing 80Events
  35. 35. ‘Silver Lining Sweeps Independe 82Events
  36. 36. gs Playbook’ ent Spirit Awards