Lifestyle Coach Mantahaa Maqsood to conduct her first fitness camp in Lahore

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Pakistan’s leading fitness trainer, lifestyle coach and Zumba instructor, Mantahaa Maqsood, after successfully establishing her mantra of a healthy lifestyle within the residents of Karachi, is all set to rock the City of Gardens for the first time, with her boot camp starting at the Nishat Hotel from November 16th, 2015. 

With this 5-week program, called Sweat 55, Mantahaa is planning to work personally with her clients in Lahore, with the sole aim of fulfilling their most ambitious goals towards total wellness for the heart, mind, body and soul.
“My work requires huge investments of personal time and emotional focus,” explains Mantahaa Maqsood. “Each routine is customized. Every nutrition plan is tailor-made to the client’s requirements and current behaviors”, she further adds. 

“I am so excited about packing my bags and heading to Lahore for 5 weeks with this awesome health program,” the fitness and lifestyle coach remarked about her upcoming boot camp, “and I am already looking forward to seeing the major lifestyle transformations with this program.”
Sweat 55 will conclude on 21st December 2015.

About Mantahaa: Mantahaa Tareen Maqsood is a Certified Personal, Lifestyle & Wellness Coach. She is trained and certified from The Cooper Institute, founded by Kenneth Cooper, who introduced the world — and Jane Fonda — to Aerobics. Mantahaa is the Co-Founder, Partner & Chief Wellness Officer of TWCo., The Wellness Company - brand that promises to offer physical and psychological fitness to their clients.
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The PHD Movie: Still in Grad School

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LA boasted the premiere of Iram Parveen Bilal’s next feature, The PHD Movie: Still in Grad School. The movie is based on famous, Professor-turned-cartoonist, Jorge Cham’s 7 million viewer followed “The PHD Comics”, a weekly online comic strip that tackles serious issues like life in academia, but with a comic undertaking.

This movie is Bilal’s first comedy as a director. She commented, “People were roaring with laughter and fits. That speaks a lot to Jorge’s incredibly funny script but it is good to know that my visual choices as a director, being the production design, camera movement, shots, biggest one being the casting, worked out to amp the comedy in every frame.”

The PHD Movie is not screened in the regular way, instead it is screened by Universities worldwide. In the last week about 20 screenings took place around the globe, including universities like CERN in Switzerland, MIT, Caltech and the Max Planck institute in Berlin.

Being a sequel to a film that showed in over 500 campuses worldwide, on every continent on planet earth, Bilal is confident that this one, already written about in the prestigious Nature and Science, is going to break its predecessor’s record.

“It’s ironically satisfying to be written about in nature and science as a filmmaker, since my past life was that of an engineer.”

Ahead of her upcoming film Forbidden Steps, to be shot in Chicago, which is in packaging and pre-production currently and is hoping for an international and local cast, this marks as a fantastic in-between project that showcases the diversity of her artistry as a director. After JOSH, an intense dramatic thriller, this is a science comedy!

We look forward to more from this talented filmmaker, who’s as much about pushing Pakistani cinema locally [see Qalambaaz] as she is about bringing our cinema and our players, abroad [she initiated the Oscar committee alongside Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, and serves informally as a programming liaison for various festival directors].

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Pantene announces Anuskha Sharma as their new Brand Ambassador

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Pantene, the world’s no. 1 hair care brand, announced its partnership with renowned Bollywood actress and superstar Anushka Sharma as their brand ambassador for Pakistan, given the trend of Indian brand ambassadors and the admiration for Bollywood actors, this would be an interesting step.  Known for having sported different styles and trends, the gorgeous diva is now all set to flaunt her tresses with the brand!

While talking about being the new face of Pantene, the actress revealed, “I love experimenting with my hair! Whether trying a wob, or a fringe cut or colouring my hair, but with my busy schedule and hectic lifestyle, my hair is exposed to a lot of chemicals, styling treatments and worst of all pollution, dust and heat.”

She further adds, “When Pantene approached me claiming to make my hair strong and healthy from inside and shinier and beautiful on the outside, I tried it first. I have to admit I saw a change in my hair. My hair looked visibly healthy and felt so soft! And what’s more? I saw these results almost immediately. From the first wash itself I felt it works from within, my hair just soaked it all up. Pantene’s Pro-V formula penetrates into the hair’s core leaving it stronger, shinier inside out, all the time!”

Actress and producer Anushka Sharma has been known for her beautiful looks and a no-fear attitude for experimental styles. She is a youth icon, and considering her large social media presence to the roles she plays, she strongly appeals to the young girls of today! Her versatile image attracts the youth and her values also reflect our brand values. With her hair, Anushka has always chosen to be experimentative, setting trends for young girls to follow.

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